Friends with presses


High hopes this morning when a friend set me up with access to a 30 Tonne press. There’s a lot of weight in the flywheel assembly now but I duly carried it to the car and set off for Rugby.

Matt and his mate Andy were great, giving me a quick operation lesson and leaving me to it. I prefer that than someone taking over, though they were on hand to help and advise.

One half of the crank pin is now fully home, but the other side still has about 10mm to go. So its off to find an even bigger press to finish the job. Everything appears to be straight and parallel, so fingers crossed that next time it’ll all go in.

So close!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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