I haven’t made much progress this week as we have all been ill (Australian ‘flu) and my daughter is now in hospital. It has been quite a week.
I did manage to fit the water pump and eccentric very early this morning so I now have some moving mechanical parts. The marks on the top of the eccentric are deliberate so that when I split the halves to fit it I could make sure that they lined up the right way.
I also refitted the buffer beam with its coupling hook attached. I think might tape up the hook assembly to avoid snagging it or scratching the paint work.
If we have anything like a normal Bank Holiday weekend, I hope to respray the rear beam with the red and maybe make some more progress on the coupling rods.
Hi Richard, just wondered at this stage how tight was the cam on the water pump. We’ve just got to this point with our Molly Ann build and its quite tight to turn the wheel, even with some oil on the cam and we havent got the eccentric bolts fully tight. Wondering did you have to pollish the outside Eccentric halves?
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David, I left the eccentrics a little loose and then have tightened them after running the chassis on air with plenty of oil on all the moving parts. You will find the same with the motion eccentrics too – if you do them up tight you won’t be able to move the wheels at all! Matt at Polly said it was OK to have a little play in the eccentric straps to start with.