Restoring an Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine, Part 3
Labor of Love
The Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine purchased and restored by the North Jersey Antique Engine and Machinery Club. Andrew Mackey and the rest of the club continued working on the engine throughout the New Jersey State Fair, where they introduced the hobby to fair visitors in their tent.
A closer look at the loosened lock nut on the piston shaft that locks the shaft to the crosshead.
The piston on its way out of the cylinder.
A look inside the removed piston. Note the X brace at the rear of the piston and mouse debris inside.
A look inside the engine cylinder after piston removal, with the mouse nest visible at rear. Note the deflector cast into the face of the cylinder cap (the horizontal line just below the piston rod hole).
A bucket full of debris from the engine cylinder.
Another look at the cylinder after the removal of the piston and mouse debris.
Detailed side view of the piston. Note the fifth piston ring on the skirt.
The cleaned and polished oiler that Andrew Mackey bought at the 2006 Coolspring Summer Expo for the Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine.