1869 12 HP Gibbs & Sterrett photo gallery 2

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Pattern for rear cylinder mount laid out in milling machine.
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Shaving the outside diameter of rear cylinder mount with a 5 degree angle cutter.
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Cutting a 5 degree taper on rear seal housing.  
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Shaving the inner diameter of rear cylinder mount.  
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Small end of rear seal housing.  
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The completed small end of the rear seal housing.
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Piece that attaches to the small end of the rear seal housing.
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Cutting a 5 degree taper on the small end of the rear seal housing.
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All three components of the rear seal housing ready for gluing.
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Checking the fit of the rear seal housing to the cylinder.
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Checking to see if rear cylinder mount is square to cylinder.  
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Hands of Dan Muller smoothing up imperfections on wood pieces with Bondo to ensure a good finish for the casting process.
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Beginning of gusset attached to rear cylinder mount.  
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Close-up of plastic on gusset.
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Gusset shaped and glued to rear cylinder mount. 
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Bondo and plastic being applied to gusset.  
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Pink plastic on rear seal housing before radius put on it.  
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Rear seal housing smoothed and ready to be glued together.  
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Final fit check of rear cylinder mount before sending it to the foundry for casting.  
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Facing bolt bosses for the cylinder head to ensure they are square.  
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Rear cylinder mount ready for paint.  
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Rear cylinder mount and rear seal housing ready to be sent to foundry for casting.  
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Setting up the cylinder head on milling machine to bore hot tube chimney socket.  
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Boring chimney socket and repairing the threads in the cylinder head for the hot tube.
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Cylinder head on the engine with the bored chimney socket and new threads for the hot tube. Back to the photo gallery menu 
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