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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 10:26:02 am »
It is always possible that Tom Sr. ran out of the correct slotted head banjo bolts and needed to get an order out, so ran down to the local hardware store and picked these up and drilled them out, but being ferrous, I rather doubt that is what happened, and find it far more likely that some owner committed this travesty of iron bolts!
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2019, 04:31:02 pm »
Well, I got this one reassembled and tested on air. Self starts in either direction. Heater is fine.

I ordered a new spring for the reversing mechanism from Jensen today and I will be getting a new nameplate for it.

The sight glass and “JS” monogrammed screws went back in and I replaced all of the gaskets.

I must say Jensen Engines are much easier to work on than I thought. I was able to completely disassemble everything, clean it and put it back together again. And it worked. 🤠

I am feeling pretty good about my <$100 Purchase.

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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2019, 09:41:23 pm »




I must say Jensen Engines are much easier to work on than I thought. I was able to completely disassemble everything, clean it and put it back together again. And it worked. 🤠




Jensen's are like the model T's of the steam world, they made lots of them, the design is robust & generally trouble free...& they're easy to work on (& parts are still mostly plentiful)
good work on that one Charlie.
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2019, 05:13:25 am »
Cleaned up very nicely, well done Charlie
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2019, 07:44:06 am »
Very clean Charlie. 

Maybe in time you'll consider sanding down the JB Weld on the cylinder? 

I know these were silver soldered originally but I've used 60/40 with good results in the past, not that you would need to.  The JB-W should be good enough.

Great resuscitation!
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2019, 08:39:31 am »
Looks like solder on the cylinder at least to me.
The JS bolts almost seem like Jensen Steam but probably some hardware brand.

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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2019, 08:47:05 am »
Nice job, Charlie.
And like you said, it's great that Jensen still has replacement bits. Much easier than finding a similar model to cannibalize.

Well done and for the price? Can't beat that with a stick.
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2019, 01:44:03 pm »
Thank you all for the feedback.

I decided to leave the blob of solder. IMHO it’s part of the engines history and character. It just doesn’t bother me.

As to the sight glass bolts, wheteher original or not, they look cool, no one else seems to have them and they don’t leak.  I worked really hard cleaning these up!

Many of you have much more refined restoration skills than me.  For a first try at a frame off restoration of a Jensen, I am very proud of the outcome.

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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2019, 09:15:39 pm »
As well you should be Charlie 😊
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2019, 09:13:51 am »
Great deal you got there Charlie. Did you ask Jensen if they used those bolts ever. Wouldn’t it be cool if JS stood for Jensen Steam.
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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2019, 05:56:56 pm »
I have not asked Jensen.

Next time I talk to Dorita I will do so.

I did get in a new order of parts from Jensen today. So, when I get home tomorrow night I will install the replacement spring on the reversing mechanism.

Hopefully, I will get it steamedup on Saturday morning.

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Re: Jensen 25R
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 04:23:44 pm »
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