Author Topic: James Leffel Restoration  (Read 12692 times)

cobbadog

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #15 on: 08 June, 2012, 03:39:55 pm »
Thanks for showing us your lovely steamer. I just noticed that the belt for the govenor is run a slightly different way with the counter weight wheel sitting on top instead of the bottom. We are looking forward to seeing even more progress on this little beauty.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #16 on: 10 June, 2012, 05:28:59 pm »
Todays work
Engine disassembly
Real nice condition and just needs cosmetics






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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #17 on: 15 June, 2012, 05:12:52 pm »
Progress Update
Boiler back from the blasters. I put some pot belly black paint on it to stop it going rusty


Painted a few small parts


Workshop Overview


Little Wheels ready for paint

ianoz

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #18 on: 16 June, 2012, 11:03:48 pm »
Thanks for the photos . It is good to be able to follow a restoration though to the end .
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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #19 on: 29 June, 2012, 07:17:05 pm »
Hey Woody
I can not seem to PM you
Did you get my message

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #20 on: 29 June, 2012, 09:23:15 pm »
yeah i did mate, you got my reply?
im on strange shifts at the moment, but will be on day shift next week, and so should be able to send then, i just missed out a chance to get it sent down with some other art gallery gear last week.

GundyGuy

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #21 on: 20 July, 2012, 05:19:33 pm »
I have made new eyebolts for the front axle
They hold the stub axle into the channel iron frame and also where the draw bar attaches to



when i joined the 2 eyes together i got some distortion

Maybe Woody can tell me the best way to join them

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #22 on: 10 September, 2015, 10:58:02 pm »
Any updates?

cobbadog

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #23 on: 11 September, 2015, 04:20:40 pm »
I think you are doing a bloody great job. It looks great.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

woodyarmourer

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #24 on: 11 September, 2015, 05:31:50 pm »
After all this time., I only just saw the bit that said "maybe woody can tell me the best way....?"
These parts were rolled one first then the other into it.
You will get distortion if you use a pre formed eye.

Nice and hot, with a hardwood mallet, you can close the second eye to match the first.

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #25 on: 11 September, 2015, 07:54:37 pm »
Are those cone headed rivets unusual?...... ???

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #26 on: 20 March, 2018, 04:15:15 pm »
I dont think they are unusual, but after lending him a rivetting hammer and then never hearing from him again, i was wondering how it all went.
Wouldnt mind the hammer back if he isnt using it.

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Re: James Leffel Restoration
« Reply #27 on: 20 March, 2018, 04:39:19 pm »
All the images are gone now! Bugga  >:(
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.