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Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:14:03 am »
Huxtable Hot Air Engine by Olds Engineering Maryborough Queensland Australia, finally finished the hardwood plinth, making the Bix burner holder with 10mm steel heatsink, brass thumbscrews, brass bolts, brass washers and other accoutrements to make the engine look like a showpiece on its plinth. Just a wonderful running hot air engine, quiet powerful and very very smooth.
Engine features-
Removable Brass Cylinder
1" (25.4 mm) bore and stroke
Ball bearing mounted crankshaft
5Ĺ" (140 mm) diameter cast iron flywheel
Cast aluminium base

https://youtu.be/tmYGlKmqT6Q
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 12:49:03 am »
HOLY OH WOW Jim!

That is one spectacular show piece ...... tricked out to perfection!!


What a BEAUTY!!!
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 02:36:58 am »
Looks amazing, well done Jim  :)
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 07:35:51 am »
Spectacular engine there. I have never seen one of these here in the U.S.
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 09:48:44 am »
Love all the enhancements Jim!
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 10:43:30 am »
Beautiful Jim, looks like youíve got it all ready for me... still have my address?  ;)
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 10:48:55 am »
Very nicely executed display there Jim, & she runs a treat. I looked these up & it appears they are still in business.  😊👍
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 08:48:30 pm »
Thanks guys,  I've had some phone calls and a lot of emails back and forth with Robert Olds who has sent me a lot of historical information, very interesting reading about Robert Huxtable from the USA and his visits to Australia and the Curved Dash Oldsmobile carburettors that Olds Engineering are still making today in Queensland.

If anyone is interested, I can email the info to you.
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2020, 12:32:20 pm »
Wonderful job Jim , I could watch it run all day !
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2020, 12:37:04 pm »
Thanks guys,  I've had some phone calls and a lot of emails back and forth with Robert Olds who has sent me a lot of historical information, very interesting reading about Robert Huxtable from the USA and his visits to Australia and the Curved Dash Oldsmobile carburettors that Olds Engineering are still making today in Queensland.

If anyone is interested, I can email the info to you.

Would you please!?!?
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Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
F. Zappa ... by way of Mary, the girl from the bus.

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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2020, 04:47:42 pm »
Wonderful job Jim , I could watch it run all day !
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Thanks Nile
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2020, 04:51:27 pm »
Thanks guys,  I've had some phone calls and a lot of emails back and forth with Robert Olds who has sent me a lot of historical information, very interesting reading about Robert Huxtable from the USA and his visits to Australia and the Curved Dash Oldsmobile carburettors that Olds Engineering are still making today in Queensland.

If anyone is interested, I can email the info to you.

Would you please!?!?

Emails on there way mate :)
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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 05:19:33 pm »
Thanks guys,  I've had some phone calls and a lot of emails back and forth with Robert Olds who has sent me a lot of historical information, very interesting reading about Robert Huxtable from the USA and his visits to Australia and the Curved Dash Oldsmobile carburettors that Olds Engineering are still making today in Queensland.

If anyone is interested, I can email the info to you.

Would you please!?!?

Emails on there way mate :)

And now received, with gratitude .... thank you Jim!

What a totally brilliant bloke is that Olds guy!!!

Oh boy ... what a bunch of reading I have ahead of me now.
"Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth, Truth is not beauty, Beauty is not love, Love is not music: Music is THE BEST...   
Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
F. Zappa ... by way of Mary, the girl from the bus.

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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 05:37:47 am »
Your modifications/enhancements are well executed Jim.

I really liked your solution for the burner holder.

And, a wonderful job on the video (the icing on the cake).

Great to see you in a position to work on projects again. Good for the Soul.

Cheers,
Charlie

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Re: Huxtable Hot Air Engine
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 05:15:36 pm »
Thanks guys,  I've had some phone calls and a lot of emails back and forth with Robert Olds who has sent me a lot of historical information, very interesting reading about Robert Huxtable from the USA and his visits to Australia and the Curved Dash Oldsmobile carburettors that Olds Engineering are still making today in Queensland.

If anyone is interested, I can email the info to you.

Would you please!?!?

Emails on there way mate :)

And now received, with gratitude .... thank you Jim!

What a totally brilliant bloke is that Olds guy!!!

Oh boy ... what a bunch of reading I have ahead of me now.

Enjoy Daniel  :)
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