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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-10-2015 04:16 PM 2437 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 04:45 PM

Awesome restoration Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 04:47 PM

Here is the video. I brought it in through the “back door”. But I don’t know why it won’t open. I’m computer stupid!!

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cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 05:40 PM

That is just COOL!!!!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Roger

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 07:26 PM

Way cool Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 07:27 PM

Great Jim, That is built very well. You are right, it does look like a kit. The t nuts are excellent to use on a lot of projects. I wish I could get a great deal on them, I would use them more. Is that the same hit and miss engine you were working on before or another?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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tyvekboy

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#6 posted 07-10-2015 07:28 PM

That is a neat wagon for our Hit and Miss engine. I have a friend who collects, restores & sells those toys. Really neat. You did a good job.

I tried the link you supplied but I think it will only work for you as it asked me for a signing/password.

Keep trying to upload the video. I love to watch and hear those engines run.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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robscastle

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 11:30 PM

Very nice work well restored and agree the tee nuts are the way to go ( the only time I get them is if they are in timber I am dismantling!) very expensive ther too, will have to check out ebay!!

-- Regards Robert

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-11-2015 12:24 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Now I need to make a small trailer to take it to old engine shows.

Hi Dave, that is the same engine I bought last year. I know a guy who has a little Maytag engine and he offered it to me for $80 but I don’t need another one. I don’t know them that well enough to know if it is all there!

Hi Alex. if you want to see the video, I found that I can send it via E mail. If you send me your E mail in a PM, I’ll send it to you.. for some reason Picasa3 did not import videos this time. I checked on line and a lot of people are complaining about that.

Hi Rob. TheY mens club has White Elephant sale each year where they seel all kinds of stuff and lots of fasteners. I bought a lot of T nuts in bags for $6 a bag for over a humdred in each bag.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 07-11-2015 12:34 AM

Wonderful to see it finally all together and running Jim.
Great job there mate.
Well done.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 07-11-2015 02:30 AM

Thanks, Bob. I have to mount a few drip pans under it to catch the drippings especially from the crankcase ventilator.Ii put a big can under it when it was running to keep it from dumping oil on the ground or the driveway . When I redesigned this truck frame I positioned all the frame members to miss the drains ( gas, water and crankcase oil) I shortened the front frame members and moved the axle forward so it could be turned more easily and it really helped maneuvering in the barn. Taking the slop out of the running gear made it pull much nicer too.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kiefer

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#11 posted 07-11-2015 03:52 AM

Wonderful engine from the past and a great build Jim.
Must be nice to have one of these around that actually runs and looks good too.
Would love to see the video I am sure my boys would love it too .
Why don’t you put it on YOU TUBE .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#12 posted 07-11-2015 05:07 AM

Wow! Great restoration project, Jim! Hubby would like to see that video.

-- God bless, Candy

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UncleStumpy

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#13 posted 07-11-2015 05:16 AM

Sweet ride!

I love the wheels. Where did you get them? I have a project that could use wheels exactly like these.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#14 posted 07-11-2015 10:03 AM

Beautiful restoration and carriage build Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 07-11-2015 12:24 PM

Nice wagon, engine looks excellent too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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