Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Nr side bins now
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Lots of clean up with these
Lots of clean up with these
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Off we go
Off we go
Graffiti paint removal
Graffiti paint removal
More milling
More milling
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Tools
Tools
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The floor to make and install
The floor to make and install
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Much the same work but getting through it.
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The paint on this lid is really on there
The paint on this lid is really on there
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The last of the largest bins now machined
The last of the largest bins now machined
One of Dave's superb boiling vessels
One of Dave's superb boiling vessels
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Just a little way to go now boss and the bins will be done, praise to God.
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Internal detail .
Internal detail .
A little heat to help remove the paint and the fittings
A little heat to help remove the paint and the fittings
The last and smallest lid to be machined.
The last and smallest lid to be machined.
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Nearly there !
Nearly there !
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Phil a little teaser , one of the Merlin heads from the complete engine I have, just need to make a few adjustments .
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Finished the bins and all the side lights front and back wired in. Next the engine bay hatches rubber kickers and associated.
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That's a lot of work to detail those bins , God knows how many hours Stephen spent making replacements.
That's a lot of work to detail those bins , God knows how many hours Stephen spent making replacements.
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New tee handle shovels stowed.
New tee handle shovels stowed.
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Thought I better install the motion pack to include a high pressure smoker before I start on the rear deck, low volume I might ad!
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Bird's nest of wiring but it's all necessary
Bird's nest of wiring but it's all necessary
You just have be patient and set it all out over and over again until it all just slots in.
You just have be patient and set it all out over and over again until it all just slots in.
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If you haven't got this chart then best copy this one.
If you haven't got this chart then best copy this one.
The boss would like an engine slice in here so I have to keep everything below the motors. I don't think we will get the radiators in the rear as there's just to much kit to fit in.
The boss would like an engine slice in here so I have to keep everything below the motors. I don't think we will get the radiators in the rear as there's just to much kit to fit in.
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It's going to be tight, the smoker, blower and control boxes have to be squeezed in some how.
It's going to be tight, the smoker, blower and control boxes have to be squeezed in some how.
If I can I want to follow the real things exhaust system down towards the engine.
If I can I want to follow the real things exhaust system down towards the engine.
Not like this
Not like this
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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I've been busy printing the engine for the Cent, I really need to know where those exhausts need to go and the best way to do that is by attempting to slot a slice of the engine in there.
Does anyone know the make and model of the generator engine perchance? Has anyone found a 3d file on the net of that said engine?
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The unwanted propeller drive casing should just mill off I hope. I've kept the infill to 25% in the hope it will all stay together when it's machined.
The unwanted propeller drive casing should just mill off I hope. I've kept the infill to 25% in the hope it will all stay together when it's machined.
I've found some olive drab filament, I thought that would be a good base colour for the Cent detail parts and for the uc sprockets.
I've found some olive drab filament, I thought that would be a good base colour for the Cent detail parts and for the uc sprockets.
Nice 3d model, that's one of the two barrel assemblies, not cleaned up yet I might add.
Nice 3d model, that's one of the two barrel assemblies, not cleaned up yet I might add.
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Phil Woollard wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:37 am
Does anyone know the make and model of the generator engine perchance?

Morris USHNM Mk 2 or Mk 2/1 four cylinder, side valve petrol engine producing a governed 20bhp at 2500 rpm.

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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Thank you Mr white much appreciated
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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This is going to be a squeeze.
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I doubt I shall be able to use much of the crankcase
I doubt I shall be able to use much of the crankcase
There's no point printing the sump.
There's no point printing the sump.
Always a tricky job this.......
Always a tricky job this.......
but with a little patience and lots of measuring......
but with a little patience and lots of measuring......
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we get there in the end. This whole unit has to be removable so you can get to the gubinz underneath, it now needs a front bulkhead
we get there in the end. This whole unit has to be removable so you can get to the gubinz underneath, it now needs a front bulkhead
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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A question for Stephen regarding the meteor engine, was it central in the hull or towards one side? The exhaust pipes seem to point towards a off centre installation.
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Absolute dead centre, the Aux Gen makes it look asymmetric.

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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Roger Stephen ! You can see from my false floor how much room or not you have to fit that beautiful engine you have. We have one of the motion modules under the engine, you would have maybe another 40mm or so if this space is kept clear.
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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Working on the false floor and milling the Merlin down to become a Meteor. I'm going to need all the ancillary parts from basically the crankcase top section upwards, these I will have to make by hand. In some ways an engine and engine bay slice is more difficult as there's nothing to hold the parts that are just floating.
Other parts required, Morris flat four engine/gen set, air cleaner bins, fuel tanks, heat exchanger and plumbing, lots and lots of plumbing.
This will focus the mind for sometime.
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Well if you ever wondered if you can mill pla here's the answer.
Well if you ever wondered if you can mill pla here's the answer.
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It's nearly a Meteor!
It's nearly a Meteor!
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False floor front bulk head fitted.
False floor front bulk head fitted.
Dead centre.
Dead centre.
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I still printing the rh head ( 12 hrs ) then the other rocker cover.
I still printing the rh head ( 12 hrs ) then the other rocker cover.
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Re: Mr Dawe's Centurion.

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I'm so behind you in assembling the Centurion :( , you're doing a amazing job.

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