|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-10-2015 04:16 PM||2360 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
I finally finished the truck for my McCormick-Deering model M engine. It is made from Chestnut and finished with clear lacquer. It is running in the 6th photo. I have 2 videos of it running but I cannot transfer them from the camera file for some reason.The lettering on the side frame were done by Mike at Awards Pro.
Here are more photos taken of the build process:
I use a lot of T nuts rather than carriage bolts
The top boards were doweled in place to maintain the engine mount bolt location.
Looks like a kit here!!
The wheels and steering were real sloppy so I tightened them up a bit.
Added a 2” bearing to the steering. The bolt was bent real bad when I took it apart.
The wheels were bored and sleeved with bronze bushing. Went from 1/8” clearance to .005”
This is the “before” picture.
And finally here is the you Tube video of the engine running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRApEilr_xI
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