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Ralph Steiner - Mechanical Principles

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:06 am

This almost a century old but should be obligatory viewing for all tinkerers, fantastic stuff!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqohSjJrQWs[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:01 am

I suppose it's a (steam) engine? How do they seal these DCVs :lol:?
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:12 pm

damn, I love vintage technology :D

I think they either lapped or honed the sealing face, and many machines don't need a 100% seal on valves.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 am

Labtecpower wrote:damn, I love vintage technology :D


:D

I think they either lapped or honed the sealing face, and many machines don't need a 100% seal on valves.


The good old days :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73txXT21aZU[/youtube]

Not an o-ring in sight.

The top youtube comment is priceless :roll:
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