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by Uncle Ethan
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: John Deere hit & miss engine information
Replies: 6
Views: 8810

Thanks for the help-I'll check out information now I know what I have. The magneto may be there for all I know. Having a basin cast in for water to cool the head , as well as the gas on the bottom is pretty neat.
by Uncle Ethan
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: John Deere hit & miss engine information
Replies: 6
Views: 8810

Re: hit n miss size

Gizz wrote:What diameter are the flywheels?
Approximately 18"- Where would I look for the magneto"
by Uncle Ethan
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: John Deere hit & miss engine information
Replies: 6
Views: 8810

Thanks for the help. Is there a webb site for the John Deere engines that would help me identify which it is? Thanks again.
by Uncle Ethan
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 JIG PLANS
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

From that site I have a print of a "slide Lug Measuring Fixture", a Plunger staking tool print, and a "sear jig." If you PM me with a fax number I could fax the prints to you.
by Uncle Ethan
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Seal Killer

The address for downloading not only the blueprints, but a series of "articles" on building a 1911 is http//www.m1911.org/technic.htm

If you can't get there from that, do a search on 1911 blueprints and that adress should come up. Free download of the blueprints.
by Uncle Ethan
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Well howdy to a fellow newby. jrmjimmills, from your credentials I think we all can look forward to some good help. Glad you are aboard.
by Uncle Ethan
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 JIG PLANS
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

I located the address for downloading the blueprints- http//www.m1911.org/technic.htm - other info there also.
by Uncle Ethan
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 JIG PLANS
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Wonderful- you are there, then. Brownells has some tech talk blurbs you probably know about that can give you an idea of what the jigs consist of. I haven't found my set of prints I downloaded to see if I have the address. Having those dimensions seems to be the last hurtle for you to overcome.
by Uncle Ethan
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

The original Commander had an aluminum frame, and such are still produced. If I was to want to build a frame from a block of metal, that would certainly be the metal I would begin with. The least expensive aircraft grade aluminum is 6061-T651, but 7075-T651 is stronger by approximately a third. If y...
by Uncle Ethan
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Bill- how good a machinist are you? I bought a 90% machined frame without a serial number and put a serial number on it [by law]- then with my friends help [he is a VERY good machinist] we set out to build him a 1911. I had an extra complete slide, and I asumed that the frame was to tolerance. After...
by Uncle Ethan
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: John Deere hit & miss engine information
Replies: 6
Views: 8810

John Deere hit & miss engine information

Ten or fifteen years ago I bought a John Deere popper engine from a friend. It needed the fold out crank handle for the flywheel, an "igniter" [spark plug I suppose], wiring for it, and maybe more. I brought it with me to New Mexico, and the other day I tried to turn over the flywheel and it appears...
by Uncle Ethan
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Thanks everyone for the welcome- Gunbuilder, I get bored easily, and I love new places , etc. I volenteered, and as usual, I loved the people I met and enjoyed a change in weather and scenery. I tried to explain to my wife how "nice and different" everyone was compared to many you meet in California...