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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: March 20, 2016, 05:20:52 PM »
Well, finished the trees today. Cleaned up the mess. And now have a pile of cedar ready for the mill. Some pieces will need to be split with a saw, but lots of shingle making logs here, should be enough to reshingle a tool house





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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #151 on: July 11, 2016, 03:40:44 PM »
Parts have been ordered for the Continental motor. A new Condensor and distributor brush to try and improve the spark. Should be in this week, so I can install this weekend. Several of us are anxious to hear it run.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #152 on: July 11, 2016, 07:45:01 PM »
Has anyone started a preliminary design for the site and the building structures?  I assume post and beam construction.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2016, 06:30:27 AM »
Dana has the dimensions of the old building, and the plan was to try and replicate that, atleast in size. Too many other projects are taking the focus right now, and as soon as we get those completed we can start on the next. I think we have a few more trees to remove first though.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #154 on: July 13, 2016, 07:32:04 PM »
The internet is a wonderful tool. I was able to locate the parts I needed right here in Maine. They are way off the beaten path, but very quick. Parts arrived today. Any magneto parts we need, they will definately get a call
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #155 on: July 17, 2016, 08:05:27 PM »
New condensor installed and points were cleaned and adjusted in the continental. Tried starting it several times, priming it by removing up to 5 plugs and dumping in some gas. I got a shower of rusty carbon type stuff several times from the stack. Backfires and sputters was all I could achieve. So next attempt will be back on the carburation side of it.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #156 on: July 31, 2016, 05:37:10 PM »
Spent about an hour this afternoon fussing with the continental. Ran somewhat on ether. Checked the fuel. Going in but not through the carburator. So I removed the carb and brought it home again. Evidently, when I first tried to start the motor this spring, it loosened up some gunk and the needle valve stuck shut. I cleaned the inlet and seat up again, several times, then gave it a shot of WD 40 when I was done. This should keep the needle from sticking until I put it back on next Sunday.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #157 on: July 31, 2016, 06:28:14 PM »
Does anyone have any information about Continental engines? Who made them and during what period, etc?

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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2016, 07:30:42 PM »
Hello John,

Continental Motors Company started in 1905. Through the 1930's they built up a substantial business providing engines
to a number of independent automobile and truck companies including at one point or another - Auburn, Corbitt, Ruxton, Moon etc. They also
developed a very successful line of engines intended for industrial purposes such as the one you folks are working with and supplied
engines to a number of tractor manufacturers.

In the late 1929 they developed their first aircraft engine and formed a subsidiary company  - Continental Aircraft Engine Company which was eventually
purchased by Telledyne. Continental aircraft engines are still a mainstay of the piston engine aircraft industry.

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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #159 on: August 07, 2016, 05:19:45 PM »
IT'S ALIVE...It's alive. First attempt to start it..
https://youtu.be/rzklCww-NhU
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #160 on: August 07, 2016, 06:15:19 PM »
Gosh, it sounds and idles like an Alco diesel.

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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #161 on: August 07, 2016, 06:35:50 PM »
I picked up some new plugs. Thinking one or two are bad.
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #162 on: August 07, 2016, 06:41:14 PM »
Fooled me to.. ???... Thought at first it was a diesel.   
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #163 on: August 07, 2016, 07:22:30 PM »
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Re: Shingle Mill - Official Work Thread
« Reply #164 on: August 09, 2016, 03:15:31 PM »
Either that's just a rough-running two cylinder motor, or new plugs are DEFINITELY needed. ;D
Betcha it'll run SMOOOOOTH then.
Once we at  2926  got a stuck valve in our ancient Clark forklift Continental Six  working it ran fine, still runs great.
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