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Rex O'Regan
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Success!! We got the Southern Cross Engine working
We got it started! Cough Cough. Blows a little smoke though. Thankfully it clears up somewhat once it's a bit warmer. This is it running after it clears up a little. You can still see a little haze out of the exhaust but it no longer looks like we set off a...

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Southern Cross Stationary Engine has us beat.
My Brother bought a small stationary engine the other day and has it at my house for now. It is a Southern Cross 3 1/2 HP Diesel model EF-D. I found it on a buy/swap/sell group on Facebook and mentioned it to him. A couple of days later and here it is. The ...

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Time to start testing
Tonight was a very significant step forward in the development of the new control system for the Mill. I have now reached a point where I trust the setup enough that I can start finalising the control parameters and start tuning the motors and so on. I wrot...

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Milling Madness
The end is in sight. I got some more work done on the Mill upgrade over the weekend and am now at a point where I am happy to start making chips. Last time I tried to get some work done on the mill I was defeated trying to get a fan set up . This time I fou...

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Getting some wiring done on the Land Rover
Yesterday I got some more work done on the Land Rover. I wanted to do something a little cleaner than stripping the axle further so I decided to get some work done on the wiring. Originally the only fuses in these cars are the 2 you can see in the left of t...

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Time to get pumped
A short while ago I got a new air compressor to go with my existing system. It's not really what I am looking for because it is still a fairly basic direct drive compressor. But the price was right and it will still improve my current setup. This is what I ...

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Well that's one down.
I've been making some progress on disassembling the hubs for the Land Rover. I even now have one of them completely apart and even the oil and muck cleaned off it. There are nearly all of the parts. The Free Wheeling Hub is underneath the rag in the foregro...

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More pieces again
Now that I have a workbench that is usable I wanted to start getting the hub(s) torn down for the Land Rover to see if there are any more surprises waiting for me. Even though I had cleaned it with the pressure washer before there was still enough oily grim...
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