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  • Thrud
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    Ragarsed Raglan:

    Ever hear the Bloodhound Gang's
    "You're pretty when I'm drunk, and I'm pretty f-----g drunk!"

    Brings tears to me eye it does - I remember when I was a bouncer in a red neck bar. Many a normally sane man would done the 'ol beer goggles near 3:00AM. Good grief! Explains how my sister got so many dates...

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  • docsteve66
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    Had George lll TRIED to do to his citizens what we ARE doing daily to ourselves the revolution would not have stopped in USA, and we would all still be members for the same country. What A dusgusting state of affairs!!!!! .

    And yep with are seperated by our common language. Once did a job on "stone Cutters Island" in hong kong for a joint US navy Royal navy circuit. The antenna (aerial?) was going to change the "skyline" so I had to obtain approval from the Local overnment (English/Chinese). Teh Royal Navy and I worked out a document, I took the document to the US Embassy for their concurrance. State Dept guy says- those english sure use some strange words do't they? I agree (although the words we were common engineering words US/UK differences excepted) got my concurrance. Go to Skyline authority- little chinese says You should use English words in a document of this sort. I say Royal Navy engineer wrote most of this stuff. Little fellow then explained to me that we americans had not only corrupted the english language but were spreading it to the rest of the world. A nice fellow but very disapproving of the "improper use of the Queens (?) english. Got my approval, did the job. Machines work in any language.

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  • Ragarsed Raglan
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    Aaahhh! The Redcoats..... That will be the Georgies then ...... so they swapped a mad King (George III) for a sucession of mad Presidents ??????

    Sounds like Hoser Beer is pretty potent stuff!

    In my 'yuff' 4 pints of Marstons Pedigree and I was ready to fight the rest of the dance hall single handed over the brunette with the big t.... only to later find that the beer goggles had distorted her out of all recognition. As the popular T shirt round these ways says " Beer ... Helping ugly people have sex since 1847"

    RR

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  • Thrud
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    Ragarsed

    They celebrate getting rid of the redcoats. It should be noted that Canada is the only nation that has stood up to America and won. It was 13 Hosers with beer and pitchforks against 100 invading Americans with Brown bess' flintlocks. The end result was that they decided that it would be easier to pick on the redcoats instead. Good thing they tried to invade Ontario - Albertians would have made them stay and buy the beer too.

    This "True Histry of Canada" moment brought to you by the "please invade us" movement.

    Happy Fourth, my hoser brothers to the south!

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  • Ragarsed Raglan
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    Doc,

    There goes to prove the old Churchillian adage "... a common people separated by a common language..."

    Sewer pipes in the UK are big enough to drive a Mini Cooper down ... see the 'Italian Job' film.

    BTW ~ have a good holiday all you Americans, just what is it that you celibrate on the 4th July?

    RR

    [This message has been edited by Ragarsed Raglan (edited 07-03-2002).]

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  • Dave Burnett
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    You can get cast iron from McMaster-Carr. I bought some 1.250 dia. from them and I made the rings for my Plunket Engine from it. I read an article on making piston rings, cut the ID & OD and instead of slitting them you force them on a tapered shaft and they will break in one spot,stick a shim in the break and heat it red hot, let it air cool and it's done. Sounds crazy but it worked for me 6 times.

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  • Peter S
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    There was quite a long discussion on rings recently on the Strictly Miniature Internal Combustion newsgroup. Includes some stuff in "files" that is way over my head.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/min_int_comb_eng/

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  • charlie coghill
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    Check out the MSC cataloge and their Gray Iron. This may be what you are looking for. Charlie

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  • charlie coghill
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    Check out the MSC cataloge and their Gray Iron. This may be what you are looking for. Charlie

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  • Thrud
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    SGW
    I would just wander down to the plumbing supply I get a piece or fitting of appropriate dimensions. If you want to spend lots of money, Small Parts has some really good bar...

    Dave

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  • SGW
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    I need 1" dia. rings, so sewer pipe would be a bit big!

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  • Weston Bye
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    This big ol' kid (don't know where he came from)comes to try out for the football team. Coach hands him the ball, says: Son, can you pass this? Kid says: Coach, I don't even think I can swallow it.

    Must have met the monkey.

    Wes

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  • docsteve66
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    Raglan:I suspect what you call Drain pipe is what I called sewer pipe. Bell/Hub and spigot cast iron pipe, mostly centrifuge cast. Smallest size I have ever actualy used is 1 1/4 inches. Crocker's "Handbook of piping" (1945 edition) lists cast iron pipe as small as 1/4" and over 12".
    Bell spigot seems to be the proper name. I stand corrected.

    Some one said "Don't know how big your cylinders are or conversely how small your s**t is but sewer pipes sound to be overkill! "

    For good info concerning the allowable sizes to passed through a monkey, I refer you to Mr David (Thrud) comments regarding the monkey peanut and billard ball. I would avoid the taste test. Toilets are required by law to pass a 1 1/2 ball (as best I remember) and higer quality toilets pass larger balls. I assume this is maximum/proper size of matter normaly encountered.

    For cylinder size of internal combustion engines, On old Misspssippi tug boat engines, they used to hone scratch marks in cylinder walls by lowering a small man craw inside the cylinder and use a stone, I am reasonably certain the engine SGW asked about falls under that size and probably over 1/4" desired ID for the rings. But I have been wrong before.
    PS: I may be wrong, but I assume the tugboat engine was shut down when the honing occured- but having consummed adult beverages with some of those men, I would not bet money on it.
    Humbley
    Steve

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  • metal mite
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    swg
    Used to work for a seal company making industrial as well as aircraft seals.
    We machined a piston ring to finish size plus a couple thou, slit them with a jewelers saw or slitting saw (small lots only).
    After that they were stacked on a flat plate and heated in the furnace with a gap block to hold them open.
    They retained about 80% of the gap block size upon cooling, and had proper shape.

    Don't remember the temperature. Somewhere around stress relief temp I think.

    The large lots went thru the Gardner double sided Grinders, cam turn lathe,
    slotting mills, and O.D. lap machines.

    Another method:

    Restrain the roughed and gapped rings closed with a copper wire, solder the wire to hold the ring closed.

    Face clamp the "wired ring" on the faceplate, remove the wire and finish turn.

    It's a bunch of "****" making fixtures.

    mite

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  • Ragarsed Raglan
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    Don't know how big your cylinders are or conversely how small your s**t is but sewer pipes sound to be overkill!

    I knew a guy who made some very good rings for a vintage car race engine from some drain pipe. He said the stuff to look for is well weathered, spun cast pipe. He told me that he even managed to machine them with bias twist, although he was making Dykes' type rings.

    RR

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