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Forum: Steamboats & History 04-11-2009, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Lexie Palmore
The composite rings we have used are just that. ...

The composite rings we have used are just that. Made of different stuff, I know not what. They have a steel band backing them. They do the wearing, leaving the cylinder like new, and require less...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Lexie Palmore
A ring compressor is a must. If you can't find...

A ring compressor is a must. If you can't find one of the correct size at an automotive store, you could make one out of hose clamps. Do you treat your boiler water?
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,610
Posted By Lexie Palmore
Every four or five years we have replaced piston...

Every four or five years we have replaced piston rings. If your exhaust is continuous or near continuous, that is a good indicator that rings are worn and letting steam get by them. Our rings are a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-07-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,610
Posted By Lexie Palmore
Good idea. Those engines might need some tuning,...

Good idea. Those engines might need some tuning, new rings, etc., but I bet they willl be sufficient with an adequate boiler. Our engines are a mere 4" x 16", which will not do the Mississippi...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-05-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,610
Posted By Lexie Palmore
be more specific. Describe the authentic items. ...

be more specific. Describe the authentic items. What size engines does the boat have now? (Diameter and stroke)
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