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Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: December 21, 2011 07:48PM

I have some steam stuff posted on the aaca buy/sell forum with more soon to follow.
click the link: [forums.aaca.org]

GO WEY DOWN TO BOTTOM,,CB



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: January 10, 2012 08:48PM

Hi All,,,Just posted a Ed,Clark ,,Boston steam engine,,,2anna half X 3anna half,,,
turns freely,,needs attention,,no disaster,,
Last post on Bens Garage sale,,AACA,,,use link on above post,,,Cheers Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: March 02, 2012 03:45PM

Hi,,,The Clark engine is item # 22 in the Garage sale,,
Clark was a early engine builder,,,marine as well as auto,,There is a small pic of a Clark car in one of Clymer's auto books Address was Freeport St, Boston Ma, as I recall,,
This engine should be licence to build the car I think,,and a Car/engine with many interesting features,,
Clark also built a marine engine with the crosshead at the END of the cylender,,,not between the cyl and crank,,,,got the weight down low for boat work,,,,,
All for now,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: March 14, 2012 02:37PM

735--740,,,??? body part,,,die cast plate goes over frame rail and has 2 hood hold down clips attached,,for right side,,
Will try to post pics later,,,,,Phone # an' e/m on link aacaa above,,All for now,,Ben



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: April 17, 2012 01:34AM

Manny Dragone Classic cars in Bridgeport Ct has in his auction a
1911 Stanley,,10hp touring May 19,,,,
<www.dragoneclassic.com>
Hope this works [link],,,,Ben



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: April 17, 2012 02:11AM

1911 Stanley model 63 found at: [www.dragoneclassic.com]

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: May 28, 2012 09:45PM

Just found a Timkin front axle,,,735 Stanley I think,,,,How can I tell the difference??
Complete,,no wheels,,
,<cbenson1906@yahoo.com>,,,,207--793-2800
more to follow,, Finnishing 20hp /H soon
Is anyone looking for 30HP stuff,,, Cheers Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Rolly (IP Logged)
Date: May 28, 2012 10:01PM

In thought I had a drawing but itís the rear end.

Rolly



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: September 24, 2012 08:44PM

Early Like-a-Mobile Project car ca.1902-1904,,, click below

[forums.aaca.org]



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: August 21, 2013 01:09PM

Does anyone need a pr of Stanley Bros guages,,Ashcroft in block letters not script,,Pressures 100#,,,350#,,,400#,,,O-K,,its 3 guages,
I'll try to get picks up later,,
Cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: September 07, 2013 02:25PM

Just found a Louis Ross,,Ashcroft 500# guage 3" glass
Very different from Stanley etc,,Open face,,,will try for pics soon
Whats for trading,,?? 207-793-2800,,,Ben in maine



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: September 17, 2013 02:14PM

Ben Wrote:
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> Just found a Louis Ross,,Ashcroft 500# guage
> 3" glass
> Very different from Stanley etc,,Open face,,,will
> try for pics soon
> Whats for trading,,?? 207-793-2800,,,Ben in maine


New pics--> [forums.aaca.org]



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: April 25, 2014 10:52PM

Well I survived another winter,,,wheres my trophy,,!!!
The ice on the local lake went out a week ago last wed,,finally
Remember this is SOUTHERN Maine
and a lonely crokus greeted me,,,by the back door this morning,,
I'll be chasing parts in the barn shortly,
so if you need something,,hollar
Found 6 boiler injecters small,,fit a tractor or steam launch,,
well its a start,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 10, 2015 11:38PM

Here we go again,,the big building is as full as ever,I have found homes
for some stuff,both steam an' gas,I am surprised at lack of interest in some of the rare items,,as the Ross steam guage an the Stanley gauges w/block letters,
Last year I put the Stanley racer,,the one I ran at the WORCESTER HILLCLIMB
on Petes dynamometer over in Louden New-Hampshire,,near NHIS [speedway ]
and recorded 84 horse power,,AT 15 MPH,,Pete had never seen a stem car before
and was shocked to see a 1,000 # guage on the dash,,The 200# fuel guage was bad enough,,The computer was located under the floor with the rollers,,and he was concerned that the exhaust might wreck some electric part,,ESPically after
on opening the
throttle it just blew the exhaust,duct pipe/flex hose across the floor
A steam leak developed,,an we shut down,Pete was much relieved,!! !
This all was educational enough that Les Williams and I brought back a
Full wheel dyno from northern Wisconsin about 2 months ago,and have it running
here in Limerick
Meanwhile the Stanley is over at an exhibit of race cars at Owls Head Museum
just south of ROCKLAND Me,,Open year round,/closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
ONLY,, So that's an update,,more to follow,,will try to get pcs to put more
stuff on,,,,More to follow,,Cheers,,Ben



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: October 10, 2015 11:59PM

Ben's Dyno test is found at: [www.youtube.com]

Ben's Vanderbilt being fired up is found at: [www.youtube.com]

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 11, 2015 12:26AM

Hey thanks for helping Pat,,
To explain a little,,,Dont be disappointed in boring footage of the dyno,
as none of us had seen a dyno in operation previously,and pete had only heard of Staneys and bad rumors etc,,This vid is as shot raw footsge,nothing left out
We all had an idea of what needed to be done,,but no lesson plan existed,,
All of my crew separately and indivually thanked Pete for making this possible along with my friend Les Williams who had had several cars on Petes dyno
previously,including a ROUSH mustang / 615 hp,,Yes its noisy when gas cars run
ON THE firing up vid,,Pay especial att'n to my goggles,,
All for now,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 11, 2015 12:54AM

For the few that may ask
Each chuff of the exhaust is 90 degree of crank turn
AND is 25" of foreward travel
chuf,chuf,chuf chuf,,,,that's 100" travel,,
Goes good,,,CB

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 12, 2015 03:31PM

Spring yard sale,,,,Early,,haha
Two each, flat front condensers,one for 735-740 model
the other is for American,,around 1940? /Tommy Derr model
Its taller and narrower,,comes with alloy shell,,its from
T,Derr of COURSE its alloy,,didn't he want to make everything out
of alloy,,,thats why his crew cast an alloy chamber pot for Christmas
one year,for him ,Info from R,VanDine,,
The 740 condenser has a bad bottom tank,
Item 3,,,Front axle complete,No wheels or bearings,for 735-740 Stanley
Appears to be in nice shape,,
The condensers are cheep,,if you pick em up,,,very heavvvy
Cheers,,Ben,,,,hey where is everyone,,

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 15, 2015 05:51PM

Gee the quiet is defining,,,where is everybody,,,here wer'e getting ready for ice 'n snow,,great skiing,,,but I don't ski,,
Found a nice old burner for a 20" boiler,,prolly for 1910-1913
No interest in the Winship trunk,,Rolls quality but it and I went end over
in a stair well,,trunk won,,,Ben=0,,,trunk=1,,
Gotta up date this all somehow,,should I continue or start over,,
Ed Orth of Boxford MA has died if injurys sustained from a minor traffic fender bender
It was the air bag that got him ,,last week,,1917 Stanley sedan
All for now,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 15, 2015 08:49PM

I believe the frusterated racedriver was Victor Hemry on the Durracq
He won the race only to be disqualified,,further the company downgraded him
to a smaller 40hp machine,,which he also won on,,,
Same Hemry that ran a restaurant in LeMans in later years,,,,,
IF I recall,,,Ed Roy Rod Blood and others went by his place on way home from
the Anglo American tour in England in the mid 50s,,,He gave John Leathers
some momento,,John didn't want to accept it,,,but Vic insisted
He must have considerd his suiside prior,,,
All memories of storys of the past,,I did not know Hemory,,,
Wished I had,,Now glad to have a memory at all,,
New pill for blood pressure,,its working,finally,,LO pressure it is
More in a bit,,,Ben
Ignore spelli'n

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 19, 2015 11:45PM

Is anyone working on Brighton projects,,I found 6 chain drive engines
and a 14" burner,,and a box of real early Stanley bitzs,,
Didn't have time to examine,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 20, 2015 08:32PM

This afternoon s finds
Boar Consrictor horn, taperd tubing,gives a good blat
Cicca/Paris ,,smaller horn,,w/2'taperd tube/no bulb
"Potato" horn,,round bulb/w/ holes,no hose or bulb
Several quality dash clocks,Waltham/Chelsea,French/w/porcelain dial
If its Chelsea,Chelsea will tend to its needs,and yes they are still
in the same old building in Chelsea,JUST missing the fire line!!
They can pull their records and give you the date it was deliverd,AND
TO WHOM,,there is a small fee,,well justified
Cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 20, 2015 10:37PM

Packard,V-12,,5pass sedan,35,000 miles Presents well,runs well,950 V-12
were made in 1934,,On board chassis oiling system[Bijur],,,power brakes
Ready for a new owner,,Original car,,NOT restored,,,207-793-2800,,Ben



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2015 07:12PM

Does anyone care to get into repairing steam gauges,?
I have several dead weight testers
AND comparison testers,,all factory made,/, NO home built
Crosby,Ashcroft,Star,,
Nice window dressing or practical in use,,Walnut ? cased
Sell separate or by lot
Indicator,,In walnut case,,nice hardware,/w/key
Hardbound book included,,

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Rolly (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2015 07:35PM

Twenty years ago I should have tried it Ben. There are a few guys at the model engineering show at York PS that make Ĺ diameter pressure gauges for model boilers.
I have a few. One is 100 PSI and the other is 150 PSI. now I need a magnifying glass just to read them.
David had a very nice tester. He may have used it once or twice in his life.
Rolly

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2015 08:33PM

Hi Rolly,,,When I tested the racers steam guage
It was off by 75#,,That is ,it read 900# at 975,,,
Pretty close at 600# i think,,Heck that was july 1997
Give me a ring,,,My rolladex fell over again,,Cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: October 21, 2015 08:53PM

On my gauges that are non-linear, using the operating pressure that I normally operate the gauge at, say 500#, I make sure that I zero the gauge needle at the 500# mark when I have 500# on the gauge as indicated by my gauge tester. Very seldom will you see more than 550# pressure on any of my Stanley steam gauges as beyond that pressure, my throttle levers become very difficult to open. I have seen a couple of the condensing cars bend and break their throttle linkages because they had a steam pressure surge in their steam and they tried to out muscle their throttle resistance. Broken throttle linkage on the road, 50 miles from no where is the wrong place to test your throttle linkage's strength.

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: October 22, 2015 10:23PM

Hi Pat,,,My guage was on the tester when at 900#,,Cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: November 20, 2015 12:33PM

Go back to April,,2014---Oct,,,2015,,,Garage sale,,no posts
The Vanderbilt thread was a offshoot of trying to get the forum alive again
I should have started a new thread earlier,,
Readership still seems fragile,,and posting even more so
I sold a 1200# guage last month,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: November 20, 2015 08:05PM

My posts may not be smooth,,but the info is there,,
I hope in a style that will keep you thinking and awake,,Haha,,,
I'm hoping to keep this a fun place to play,,,
If you guys don't post,,,,,the echo will be defining,,
The Ed Clark engine is still on deck
How come no inquires on a 20" burner ,,good to have spare parts
like the old days,,Who's the last person to raid Yencho's junkyard???
Webster Ave Canbridge ,for Rolls and Packard parts,,New cranks and
Cyl blocks in stock under 100 bucks,wey under,,the 27 Holbrok-Packard
wrecker got sold too,,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: November 23, 2015 02:12PM

Good tow car for condenser Stanley,,,,
Runs good Pulls well up hill and down,,,Ask the man that owns one
Think SPRING ,,Cheers,,Ben [forums.aaca.org]-
1934-packard-v12-5-passenger-sedan/



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: November 23, 2015 02:27PM

The time now is 925 AM,,CB
The time stamp is still funney



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: December 21, 2015 08:47PM

5 chain drive engines
One late condenser engine,Stanley, Cond poor
but its a core to be built,,block,crank there
Any interest??,,2 condensers free must take both,
pick up only on condensers,,if after jan 1,,bring shoveL,,
Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: tom in nh (IP Logged)
Date: December 21, 2015 09:00PM

Hi Ben,
Tom from Derry, NH here.
Thinking of acquiring parts for my steam bike project. 14" burner of yours sounds interesting, please describe.
Could use anything else you can think of, all I have is engine and frame.
Carbide generator with headlight and tail lights would be neat.
Take care,
Tom

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: jschoenly (IP Logged)
Date: December 22, 2015 02:06PM

Any condensor shells with the condensers? Might be interested in those.

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: December 22, 2015 03:42PM

Hi Tom,,,back up to the Packard ,,23-Nov post above,,Contact info ,,
Easier to cover by phone,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Marksteamnz (IP Logged)
Date: December 27, 2015 06:34AM

Hi Coburn
Definitely interested in the 740 condenser but I only want the header tank as long as it is not cracked or holed. Is that OK to ship to New Zealand?

Plus I need a few other parts

Float for the pilot fuel level gauge
Horn button assembly
Firing up flap light assembly
A Stewart speedometer drive swivel, cable etc
All for a 1922 740


Regards
Mark Stacey
Mark@cncprototyping.co.nz



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: tom in nh (IP Logged)
Date: December 27, 2015 11:35AM

Hi Ben,
I will wait till I see you at the next club meeting.
My ears are no good on the telephone.
Happy New Year.
Tom

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Peter Turvey (IP Logged)
Date: January 08, 2016 07:45PM

I am still looking for a Stewart speedometer drive swivel, cable etc for a 1914 Stanley 607 and a robe rail too.

Cheers

Peter Turvey
Marlborough UK

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: January 11, 2016 07:54PM

Jarod,,,,I have a shell,,made of alloy,,for a Tommy Derr car
would need to be widended The bends seem Ok,,Can try for pics
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Peter,,,Do you need the hardware also,,,Lotsa screws,,
Do you have any Bosch dualcoil,,or Eismann dual coil stuff
Esp need a Bosch key,for dual coil
Does anyone else need a condenser core,,,too heavy to ship???,,$$$$
First ice storm of season last nite,,,Winter is ALMOST here,,
Cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: January 11, 2016 08:01PM

OOps,,Getting Mark and peter mixed,,,lets try this over
if we can,,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: January 11, 2016 09:02PM

Found seveal sets ?? of copper engine covers,,
Who needs what,,Cher,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: EBG (IP Logged)
Date: January 14, 2016 04:04AM

I could use the copper band that covers the piston and valve rod area, for a 735.

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: March 14, 2016 01:18AM

Snow is over,,,at least for the moment
One of the boys founda real nice Powell-Hammar early car
or bicycle lamp,,for carbide,,for sale or trade,,
IBG---No band for around engine packing,,Sorry,,
Will try to take time to get condenser tank off,,
Tight working area,,need help to move stuff
but its in a sunney area,so its not so cold
Serious about the condenser,,its a lot of copper
and the building is sold,,need I say more,,!! !
Traded off 5 chain drive engines,,now to put small
stuff on e/b,,,All for now,,cheers,,Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: SSsssteamer (IP Logged)
Date: March 14, 2016 03:27AM

EBG Wrote:
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> I could use the copper band that covers the piston
> and valve rod area, for a 735.

On all of our Stanleys, I always run without the engines' piston rod/stuffing box dust wrappers. When the Stanleys were new, all of the roads were either dusty or muddy. The engine needed the piston rod dust wrapper to keep the abrasive dust and mud off of the piston rods. Nowadays, our steamers hardly ever see a dirt road so now they don't need that extra protection. The only reason I would put the wrapper over the piston rods was "if I were to show the steamer at a car show".



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Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Marksteamnz (IP Logged)
Date: March 22, 2016 08:50AM

Thanks Ben for still working on the condenser header tank I am still interested. I had to make up a special tool to hold an flat blade into the screw
Head and a thunder down socket for my air wrench to get the nuts off. I think if you are carefull a skinny cut of blade on a angle grinder would be as good. Do you by any chance have the elbow for the Botton tank on the 740 condenser.
Cheers
Mark

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: June 03, 2016 09:18PM

Where's my coffee,,,did I leave it over there??
I need some sort of braser,,
Got it all apart,,the required part,,did not remove the filler neck
It was a white knuckle removal the whole way,,partly my attitude as
I have peened over beat up items,,,I know the value of NOt working too fast and needing a oxy-torch and a plainer-mill,,,
Do you guys realize how many lill screws hold that thing together,,
When Messrs Stanley were corresponding w/France,,they must have visited w/
the Bugatti works and thouroughly discussed the leading principle of MANY
mmany 10mm FLAT HEAD machine screws closely spaced to avoid distortion
and off season unemployment,,! The fine[40 pitch] [or thereabouts] thread
will aid all this,,along with tight fitting self locking lock washers,,!
AAh haa,,,
The well fitted vulomoid gasket did well but allowd JUST enough steam to
get to the machine screws to corrode the machine screws tight in the
Alumminum top tank,,by galvanic corrosion,,,which helped in a few cases to hold the screw from
turning,,,Turning is a problem as the only way to hold em is with a not
too wide screwdriver slot,,not too deep either,,and NOTHING on top to get
a hold on,,,
There are two iron plates,or rather strips that distribute the forces of
the nuts evenly,,,so it says here in fine print,,
I will?? see if I can figure how to post pics,,I you will e/m or p/m
Ill see if I can attach em for a round trip,,
A desparate emergency has just occurred,,a,fresh bag of the finest
chocolate/chip cookies,,
They are the best ever,,,AND do NOT require aging under the cellar floor
for a year,,,I think he said,,,
I'LL get a replacement can of Mystery oil tomorrow
Cheers,,,...,,,...Ben

Re: Ben's Garage sale!!
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: June 07, 2016 07:34PM

Mark,,June 7 today,,,Computer has been on holliday since the 3rd
We took some pics of the condenser and tank,,AND I got the
tank off w/no damage,,Private message me,,will try sending pics
I'm trying to figure out how to shrink the file size to a transfer
size,,I have the top elbow an fitting,and a sweeping 90d elbow tube,,but NOT for the lower,,,Cheers,,Ben



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