Monday, March 7, 2016

Tuesday Torque: The Mailbox Engine Runs!

Gary and Peggy's Crank-Up was a record setting event.  They had more than fifty guests show up; most of them came to see the finished Bessemer engine because they have been following its restoration on SmokStak.  Up until Saturday this engine had run for only a few minutes, and that was corrected with a couple of long runs that warmed it up really well.  During the second run the engine settled down and ran at a steady pace, without the hunting up and down in RPM as it did at first.  It is a hard engine to crank over.  It's a big engine, and it has good compression with the new bore and new piston rings.

Here is a second video that shows a few of the other engines Gary pulled out of his shed for the day.

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