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My other B-day score
« on: November 04, 2023, 08:21:53 pm »
I did splurge just a bit for my B-day last week, and ended up getting a few rather fun things that were not actually intended.

However, this item was fully intended to be a present to myself, and so I thought I might share it with you now.

It is a rather nicely tarted up version of a vin ordinaire Stuart horizontal, namely the common little #10H, but I found this one to be a bit on the uncommon side, and think it makes a fine addition to my collection. Purchased primarily as a display piece, for obvious reasons, it actually seems to be every bit as well built as it looks. With the addition of oil cups, cylinder drain cocks and some fairly simple, folksy pinstriping, she tries to run on just a breath, and does run well on air. I suspect the reason she struggles on lung power has more to do with the very small I.D. of the steam line that I have a very hard time getting any air down. However, my little Miller compressor runs her like she really wants to take off!

Here then is my "new" Stuart 10H :

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Having two rather ordinary Stuart 10Vs, I have long wanted a 10H as well, so this one fills the bill beautifully!!!
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Re: My other B-day score
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2023, 08:52:30 am »
That's a beautiful looking engine!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2023, 08:50:08 pm »
Thanks, I thought so too!

I even like the stains on the bare metal and the chips in the paint, along with the general overall light "patina" that it manages to exude .... to me at least!
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Re: My other B-day score
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 04:51:31 am »
A fine looking "robust" engine Daniel! looks very well made indeed.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2023, 10:09:05 am »
Thanks Bruce, seems right fine to me.

Only problem I've noticed is that the rear cylinder drain cock is a bit stiff, so I'll be looking into what might be done about that. Otherwise, she's mighty fine as far as I can tell!
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Re: My other B-day score
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2023, 11:42:19 am »
Congrats to your B-day and score
Nice Stuart - needs only polish on the flywheel.
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Re: My other B-day score
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2023, 01:27:50 pm »
Yeah ... I might polish the stains off of the flywheel, but don't think I'll mess with the rest of the light "patina", and chips and dings and such.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2023, 09:04:03 pm »
   Really nice one, I had a 10H that I sold earlier this year that was done up in Stuart green with a black base, it looked great but did not have any enhancements like the oil cups, etc (or any fancy pinstripes). I still have its brother, a 10V in the same color that was restored by the same person in England, bought them both many years ago.