Posts Tagged ‘slow’

Empire B-30 miniature steam engine (slow speed)

more engines at: Late 1920’s miniature steam engine restored by IndianaRog in 2005. Operating here at exceptionally slow speed using a homemade dimmer switch setup to lower voltage…allows you to literally dial in the speed.

7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

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Mazda 323f BA 1.5 GLX (1994), slow pulling away, help?

Hi I’m based in UK, just bought this car from a garage, 1 lady owner from new with FSH, test drove and was happy, deal done. Its a 323f 1.5 Glx, 5 door fastback, 1994, manual gearbox, 75k miles.

I know its only a 1.5 so its not a performance car, but driving it recently it seems to get caned off the lights by just about everything, especially in first gear. I’m a little worried…once under steam it goes well enough, especially between 2500-4000 rpm.

I always let it warm up for at least 10 mins before taking it above 2500, but sometimes you wanna give it a bit of stick.

When I saw the car the exhaust was blowing, so for MOT the garage replaced the exhaust for me, but its a “generic” looking thing and I’m wondering if this could be strangling the performance a bit? I mean its not an official Mada product, could this be the issue? Or is it just a heavy car for the size of the engine? I’ve got Nissan Micras in front of me pulling away with no fuss, and I have to take it to 4000 rpm just to keep up! At which point the car is making a lot of engine noise, rather than exhaust noise.

The previous lady owner had FSh with the car, and receipts for clutch, fuel filter, spark plugs, clutch assembly, air filter, all within last 10-20k miles.

Also how reliable are these cars in general? If I maintain it, will driving it with a few revs damage it? The redline is 7000rpm on the gauge, I usually change at 5000 max cos I dont want to blow the gearbox/engine/my bank balance. I use it for deliveries on country roads every day, so I need to look after it as my workhorse as well as some fun.

Please help…and any forums where I can get into conversations in a bit more depth.

Looking at the car front on makes me tingle, what a beautiful looking thing with the bonnet contour lines! Cheers
The idle is roughly 750 revs

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - June 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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Why is my Internet connect very slow this past 3 days?

My internet connection has been very slow this past few days and I have no idea why.
I play Steam – Garry’s Mod as well which is a gaming program and has been running VERY slow.

I have WIRED connection with Sky Broadband.
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and installed Avast Anti virus.
I have done a full scan with Avast and no threats were found. I also have been installing numerous files and programs as I said I recentley upgraded to windows 7.
I have done a speed test, Not at as it does not work for me for some reason…
I used and my download speed was 80kbps with a upload speed of 384kps

If you need any more information leave a message and check up on the question as i will update 🙂

I am in desperate need of help!

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - May 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

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Steam Engine Lawnmower – Mark 1 – Slow

A few months ago, I was making an air engine in engineering class at school and I decided to make something bigger and better, that could run on steam. After a few minutes searching for steam engines, I noticed that you could convert an old lawn mower to run on air. So I went to the shed and found an old dead lawn mower, stripped it down and cleaned all the internals. After I took the head off, the gasket broke, so it was leaking air all over the place. I decided to try epoxy glue as a head gasket. This worked very well and stopped all leaks. I then took the old cam out and welded two new lobes on to the opposite sides that the original ones were on, this created a 4 lobed cam, making the engine into a two-stroke. I then ran air into the engine through where the carburettor used to be and it ran ‘alrightish’ – about 200 rpm. After that, I found an old pipe lying around which had a 70mm interior diameter, I cut that down to 350mm and found a big sheet of 5mm steel plate. Using a plasma cutter, I cut them into circles, then used the grinder to make them smooth. I then spent some time welding them to the ends of the pipe (I drilled an outlet hole on the pipe first so it wouldn’t explode.) Once it was welded and I was happy that there were no leaks, I welded a small pipe onto the outlet hole so I could hook on the steam delivery hose. I then made a flange for the input (old exhaust) port on the engine, again, I used epoxy glue to seal the gaps. Then I gave the engine a test

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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song lyrics?? slow song, man singing in a deep voice “love you like a steam train loveyou like an aeroplane”

i heard it years ago and i still haven’t found out who sang it despite numerous web searches….help!!!

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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