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  1. You are all doing fantastic work. I look forward to your updates with anticipation and admiration. I was taught to relieve all but the last .0005 - .001 below the cutting edge. Also the split needs to be exactly half of the diameter. The closer you can measure this the better. This is fairly easy to achieve on a single lip grinder (Deckel) but I imagine someone with your skills could relieve one by hand successfully the first time. Patience, good light and a magnifier/microscope help a lot. You can buy pre-split blanks in the common sizes up to 1/2 inch in High Speed Steel and Carbide. They are great if you need to match an odd radius or angle and they don't cost much.
  2. The brazing material is applied either as paste flux and sheet or wire filler material. Or it can be applied as a combination paste with flux and filler together. I've seen two major heating methods. Loading the whole assembly into an atmosphere controlled furnace and heating the joint with induction coils. For your purposes and small quantity I think I would look into paste filler. I think the clearances require for sheet filler might require fixturing to preserve alignment. Best of luck with this all your other work is amazing.
  3. Those may have been furnace brazed. I'm not sure when that process came into use but it makes large quantities rather painless.
  4. 1) Aluminum or brass tags that you can attach with wire for the big stuff. Engrave or stamp the info on them. Forget about paper labels or tags, if they get wet or oily they become unreadable fast. 2) Zip-lock with label space bags for the smaller things. 3) Lots of notes and sketches and lots of digital photos. Try to include any tags you make in some of the shots of individual parts so if a tag gets lost or damaged you still can refer to your photos. Organize your photos in folders on the computer by assembly and sub assembly as well. Every time you think you have enough photos take more.
  5. Ah, Thanks for that. It looked familiar.:cool: And now back to the thread. Do you have restoration photos and more info on where it came from?
  6. Where in SoCal are you? The shots in your driveway look like one of the beach cities. And a great looking restoration bye the way.
  7. I have been following this thread with great interest. Another epoxy system to consider is the Devcon line of filled maintenance epoxies. They show steel filled as well as ceramic wear resistant grades. The Super 3000 grade shows heat resistance to 300C/572F and excellent gasoline resistance. http://www.itw-devcon.co.uk/index.php?/devcon_mro/epoxy_maintenance_repair_and_overhaul_systems/devcon_hr_super_3000/ Keep up the fantastic work
  8. Long time lurker and follower of certain WW1 truck restorations.
  9. Sounds similar to the what we call accumulators on heavy earthmoving equipment. I would call the local JCB or CAT dealer and see what they can do for you. The system on our 1975 IH TD25 Dozer leaks off if it sits for an extended period of time. I'm not sure how to go about leak testing something that holds 875 psi. other than checking that all the fittings are tight and not cracked with the pressure at zero and then hope for the best when it is charged.
  10. I have to say, Fantastic work. I have worked on railway restorations in the past but this is one of the best "chicken coop" rescues I have ever seen.:thanx: I have also had abysmal luck with Black and Decker Power tools over the past couple of decades. They seem to let the magic blue smoke out all too easily. Dynabrade makes an industrial duty air powered as well as an electric version of that sander.
  11. Thanks for the reply. I saw it in the park in about 1992 or 3. I'll ask around to see if anyone at the RR museum has pictures of it. The steam engine is at OERM in Perris CA.http://www.oerm.org/pages/up2564.html
  12. Is this the Sherman from the park in Oro Grande? There were a number of interesting things there.
  13. One more http://www.lst393.org/index.html There appear to be a couple of LCI's in California and Oregon http://www.amphibiousforces.org/ http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/15/151091.htm
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