Sunday, April 10, 2016

Good Advice

"My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things."
 -Adam Savage - Mythbusters

12 comments:

  1. As well as anything else you treasure......

    Merle

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  2. Okay I give up! What is that rig? At first when I looked at the top, thought it was some kind of grinder but didn't see any place for the stuff to come out!

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    1. I assume you could connect a flat belt and drive pretty much anything you wanted to.

      Merle

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  3. Just went back and embiggened the pictured and discovered the coil,wire, and spark plug. but what is driving?

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    1. The sparkplug is driven by a Wyco Magneto. It's a reciprocating style (look for the brass box between the fly wheels).

      http://henrybamfordandsonsuttoxeterengland.co.uk/ .

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  4. It's hard to argue with logic like that, but we all know that somewhere out there, someone either has tried or will try, and a lawyer will be along shortly.

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  5. Spinning things ... and the 5000 lbs of ANFO Jamie and Adam detonated for the final moments of "Mythbusters" last episode. :)

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  6. ERL,
    You need to find an antique engine/tractor show in your area; they're held world-wide. That Bamford was on display at the Portland, IN show if I'm not mistaken, and I'm guessing that the owner is a retired nuclear engineer. (no kidding!) Tell me where your approximate location is, and I'll help you find a show that's more or less local to you.

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  7. Hey Jim, Thanks for the info. I've been a mechanic for about 65 years bikes (Indians, HD's and Triumphs),cars,trucks, airplanes, and heavy equipment but have never come across one of those. Did't know it was a Brit engine. I was looking for an output shaft or something but couldn't see one. Went to their site and saw tons of them. They ran everything off of a flat belt on the other end of the flywheel shaft! Couldn't find a good picture of the guts of the thing. Thanks again, and thank you to Brigid for letting me go off topic. I know see loves steamers though!

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  8. Jim, I live on an Island off the coast of RI. Block Island is the name. Sorryyyy!

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  9. Excellent advice! Just ask any mom that's got a child with a zhu zhu pet tangled up in their hair! Cool piece of machinery!

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  10. ERL,
    Check these sites:
    http://neatta.org/
    http://www.bellshome.com/shows.htm
    http://www.atis.net/MummertShows/show_dir_r_to_w.html

    The last link is a good one for anyone to use, but FWIW:, I did a Bing search for "antique tractor show Rhode Island" There are shows al Summer long, all over the country.

    That Bamford is a "hit 'n miss" engine. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit-and-miss_engine

    Here's a thread that may be of interest, it includes a short video of one of my model engines driving a model sawmill: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/58580-The-Sawmill-Dream-comes-true!-Pics-so-you-know-it-happened!?highlight=sawmill

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