Le Roi

Discussion in 'Stationary Gas and Diesel Engines' started by cjmlarson, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    If you google Peabody Coal you will find the song and you will find the largest front shovel in the world. when they were done with it they buried it, yes they did not dismantle it o_O
     
  2. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Your next project Clayton!
     
  3. DOXEY41

    DOXEY41 Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hey hey I was set up! Now the rest of the story! The lights went out and before I knew it Clayton was snapping a picture of the bottle he snuck in.
     
  4. DOXEY41

    DOXEY41 Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Jon I totally gapped it out the song . For sure a favorite of mine.
     
  5. s.d. jon

    s.d. jon Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Now that is funny!
    I guess my eyesight is deceiving me, don't know how I missed that.
     
  6. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Finally was able to get the shaft removed from the pump body. It was totally rusted and I had to be careful not to brake any of the castings. You will see in some of the following pictures this pump has had a ruff life. 20180101_105005.jpg

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    In the center of the pump you will see two grooves that hold the suction venturi on both sides of the impeller. These were almost welded with rust. Had to be careful, pretty sure the local pump store does not carry these.

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    Took advantage of the 30+ degrees and got some sandblasting done.

    Below is some pictures of its ruff life.

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  7. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thanks Clayton! Looks like there may have been some "hard water" issues at one point in it's life.
     

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