George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #151 by cobbadog » Wed May 05, 2021 6:54 am

Don't give up, be like me and 'never surrender' and you will get there. That being the case simply have the bearings honed out to suit your crank. If the engine is for display more than work than it will run another 80 years, if going back to work and under long full loads you will possibly get another 12 years. Use good clean oil to the correct grade recommended for your climate because here in Australia we run thicker oil in the Summer than you would in the Winter. I use SAE30 or similar on my Lister.
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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #152 by E83Wvince » Wed May 05, 2021 10:29 pm

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I don't give up while suffering chemo and really bad side effects I built this just to keep my mind working thanks mate


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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #153 by cobbadog » Thu May 06, 2021 7:37 am

Beautiful workmanship and design. I have seen a very similar shape from the late 1950 to early 1960's of a professional fishing boat driven using a British Seagull outboard. A one man show would use it for prawning in the lakes and rivers near Coffs Harbour. A mate of mine bought it as a restoration project and got it to the same level of finish then sold it off to a Museum.
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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #154 by E83Wvince » Thu May 06, 2021 11:02 am

This was never built to sell I'm working on the paddle at the moment it's far from perfect but will do me
The engineer has been to measure the crank -40 will do he's going to hold the shells in the lathe and use a cylinder honing tool to remove 0.05 thou off each it won't be used everyday only when I need to pull something outside of the workshop thanks again
Wish I was at coffs harbour fishing


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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #155 by cobbadog » Fri May 07, 2021 7:46 am

Sounds like a very good plan and best way to resolve your problem. That repair will last for a very long time. Hope to see some progress when it happens and take care of yourself too.
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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #156 by E83Wvince » Sun May 23, 2021 12:01 pm

Hi I've now got the shell end bearings, small end. Piston rings, and I'm fitting a new oil pump. Might as well it's the only thing left as soon as I finish chemo I'll start working on it again thanks for all the kind words really appreciate Vince


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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #157 by E83Wvince » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:32 pm

Hi again I'm back from chemo not doing too bad considering
I'm dismantling the engine and it's those gib keys I've tried drifting them just mushes the tang I've tried heat nothing anyone got any ideas?
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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #158 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:47 pm

Glad to hear that you are on the mend. :thumbup: best of luck.

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Re: George Fowell OR Fowler Dumpers

Post #159 by E83Wvince » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:26 pm

Finally got the engine back together and running tried to put a little video on here but it won't let me I'll get some pics next week I have the makers plate with my engine number and chassis number also a pat pending number


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