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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:06 pm
by Lynchy
I'll take one too Cookey. PM me if you get it and I'll get the cash to you!

Lynchy

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:33 pm
by Cookey
Checked again this morning and the newsagent didn't have any copies on their table so I asked and had a junior on the counter who couldn't help me.
Will check again on Monday and if possible grab whatever is available.
Should be around $12 to $15 with postage. Will keep you posted.

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:10 pm
by DLRA
Just looked - $34.95 at Angus & Robertson or Dymocks, EBay one second hand for $8 (+$12 postage), a couple selling for full retail

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:14 pm
by DON NOBLE
Look what I have found . A Napier Lion engine of the type used by Wizard Smith . Its in a museum which is in the hands of a community trust about 80 Kms from here . Its just waiting for some one to come along and restore .


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Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:45 am
by Lynchy
Fix it up and slap it into the wagon Don!!

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:09 pm
by momec3
Imagine Carrilos reaction if you ordered a set of those rods :?

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 8:45 pm
by Cookey
Read the rebuild manual last night for the Meteor V-12 tank engine and realized what we take for granted in rebuilding our race engines!!
Measuring connecting rod bolt stretch is the "in thing" these days.
Back in the 1940's there were up to 4 torque settings/rod bolt length measurements taken during engine assembly on the V-12 engines with any readings outside specifications resulting in the bolt being rejected!!
All this for an engine that turns at at max RPM of only 2600!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: NORMAN " WIZARD " SMITH .

Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:00 pm
by dwphoto
Hi All,
I came across your site whilst doing some research about The Wizard of Oz. I took some photos of what I assume is the Scammel Essex replica today, and thought you may like to see some of them. I have more, and high resolution copies if anyone wants them, just call out.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NxTybLrE6mrunKWu9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BaeCSMKbfqBZ85F98
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4utLxCuACZbKqXc47

Cheers,
Dave

PS got an error when I tried to upload the pictures (Quota has been reached) so I've linked to Google Pics..