Bombardier William Osser Xavier Cook, MM has been added to our Notable Characters page. Bombardier Cook served with the 68th Battery, 16th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery in North Russia. After the war, he received a land grant in the Humboldt, Saskatchewan area and returned to hockey. Check out his story on this page. Have you got a story on a notable regimental character that needs to be told?
The head has been removed and shows some of the damage caused by the engine not turning over for years. First 4 cylinders appear fine; the 5th cylinder has a considerable amount of oily rust (possibly due to the acetone/ATF mixture poured in) and the 6th cylinder has some rust on the cylinder wall which I'll work on with some emery cloth. Need some more acetone and we'll have another go at soaking each cylinder. Check out the complete story here.
Due to the latest COVID issues, we have had to postpone the scheduled work planned for 10-22 May 2021. This project consisted of reinforcements to the overhead covers on the two gun emplacements. While this worked is deemed essential for the safety of visitors, the latest COVID restrictions make it extremely difficult to justify at this time.
We will be re-scheduling as soon as we receive more favourable news on the COVID front!
It starts with the simple sharing of a YouTube link The MAN who loads the 9 O'CLOCK GUN in Stanley Park which leads to research on the cannon itself and the events of 1956. What other adventures has Lieutenant Leslie Strike neglected to remind us of? Check out the other articles here.
Generator removed. Discovered the bracket was broken. Will have to have it welded before re-installing. Side panel removed and shows some push rods with a slight coating of rust. I'm thinking some moisture has gotten into the block and has caused some rust on the cylinder walls. If the weather holds, I should get the head off tomorrow. Check out the complete story here.
Air compressor removed, belts removed, rocker arm cover removed. All looks okay with the exception of one push rod which is not aligned properly. Stiil no indication of what may be causing the seized engine. Looks like the head will be coming off shortly. Check out the complete story here!
85VICS Yearly Clean up and Assessment, April 16-19 2021
The 85Vics conducted their first visit to Yorke Island over the weekend in order to conduct an annual post-winter clean up and assessment. Check out their story and additional pictures here.
Hooked up the starter with jumper cables to the battery. It worked like a charm!. Reinstalled the starter back into the deuce. No luck. The engine is still seized. I've already tried pouring an ATF / acetone mixture into the cylinders with no change. It's now time to start dismantling the complete engine. The left fender has now joined the right fender and we'll starting working our way down. Check out the entire story here.
That's certainly a cleaner starter motor! I need a set of jumper cables to test it out. I'll report back later.