A long 2 days on a farm in Surrey went very well. We finally got permission to relocate the inheritance machines, so I booked a transport firm and hotted off down south in a van. Good friends Bob and Igor came along to help.
At the farm Ken Hamilton was there to greet us with tea and the keys. There’s always been a warm welcome from Ken. 🙂
We called Graham Baker, an old friend of John’s who moves machines often. He’d offered to help out in John’s memory. Graham was brilliant, just what we needed. So we set to on the Bridgeport first, with the first hurdle getting it through the narrow door….
The crankshaft is taking shape, with the latest job being the left handed thread to hold the oil pump skew drive. It’s a left handed thread so that the resistance force acts to tighten the pump drive. That way it can’t come loose, which would be disastrous!!
Once the crankshafts are finished we’ll be in a position to press the bottom end together together.
Meanwhile our friendly pattern maker is paying us a visit on Sunday. We’re hoping to get him fully on board for the project (i.e. get a good price for the job!!).
Next week more machines will be arriving, lot’s going on at the moment 😁