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lodalodge

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Lil Brother engine help wanted
« on: August 25, 2020, 11:32:57 am »
Hi from BC Canada
I am looking for someone who has either an air cooled or water cooled Lil brother engine that would be able to send me some photos of the finished engine. I am about to start the build but due to dyslexia I have difficulty with using only flat plan drawings. thanks, in advance, for your help.

Carson

St Paul Steam

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 12:59:57 pm »
Hi Carson , sorry I can't help you with your engine. ...but  Greetings & warm welcome from St. Paul In. 😊
Bruce
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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 04:55:29 pm »
Welcome and enjoy. Sorry I cannot help either.
ALWAYS WORKING TO FIND A CURE FOR CENOSILLICAPHOBIA
Cheers. Dave.

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 10:36:58 am »
Hello and welcome from Illinois!
Can't help with your engine, best of luck.
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And deliver us from Diesels
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RedRyder

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 12:12:40 pm »
Hi Carson, I am not a builder or machinist but I am a pretty decent mechanic and collector. I have a Little Brother and would be happy to provide detailed photos if you think it would be helpful.


Gil




Also, George Britnell may be able to help guide you.



Here is a video of my Little Brother and it's little brother, the Little Little Brother by George Britnell.


https://youtu.be/kcwztyvAgTk






lodalodge

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 03:20:12 pm »
Hi Gil
Thanks so much for your response. May I request that you contact me off site?
I am at...carjak@shaw.ca

Cheers...Carson

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 03:46:41 pm »
Carson, I don't understand why you want me to contact you off site. You can also send me a message though out private message system.


Also I notice you have made the same request of people on other forums.


If you need pictures I can post them. Remember I am not a machinist.
I can confirm that the answer you got on HMEM is correct. The piston has 3 shallow oil grooves.
I had the piston out briefly a few years ago and that is my recollection. On HMEM, most of the members are machinists.




lodalodge

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 05:21:56 pm »
Hi Gil,
Not that it matters but it was not me that was questioning the oil groove issue.
I am of a certain age and lack a certain intellect that makes me pretty much computer illiterate. So when it comes to the process of communicating on these forums I am not very comfortable or successful. So I do really prefer the simplicity of direct email, so I apologize for my downfall in that area.
Yes I have made a request on one other forum and have met with some success, however due to my dyslexia I find I can never have too many photographs.
I thank you for the time and effort you have spent, to this point, trying to help out.

Cheers...Carson

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 03:32:34 pm »
Hi Carson. I understand. To start off, of which areas would you like to have the most detailed photographs? I will email some to you.
Gil

lodalodge

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Re: Lil Brother engine help wanted
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 04:01:03 pm »
Hi Gil,
Great to hear from you.
I have watched a couple of your You Tube videos, informative and entertaining.
At your convenience if you can send me some close ups of the point block area, the cam/gear area and the governor linkage from both sides of the flywheel and a couple of overhead shots that would be great.
Thanks, in advance, for your time on this.

Carson


 

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