Amazing machine work

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by Harold_V » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:26 am

Thanks!

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by Bill Shields » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:29 am

It is like painting a car with beads..robots are very good at this
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:41 pm

Assembled crankshaft.
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Rotating assembly being lowered into the crankcase.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:17 pm

Getting closer to being an engine.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by Harold_V » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:34 pm

Thanks for the update, Glenn.
How many hours would you estimate that it takes you to fully assemble an engine?

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:37 pm

Hard to tell right now, as we're going back and forth between three of them, as well as the regular daily work.

I just punch time cards for each project and then total them when the project is completed.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by pete » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:38 pm

You may have already watched this Glenn, if not? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fo7SmNuUU4&t=850s As soon as I watched it I thought of this thread. Yours is of course a Packard produced Merlin. And by most accounts I've read they did build a better engine than even RR did. But this gives a glimpse into some of what it took to build them.

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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:18 pm

Thanks, Pete! That's always a great video to watch.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by GlennW » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:17 am

Put a few engines to good use Saturday morning on a breakfast mission to the center of the State and back.
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by BadDog » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:38 am

Wow, that's a bucket list ride...
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Re: Amazing machine work

Post by pete » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:19 pm

Yep on my list as well, I'm envious Glenn. :-)

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