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>> Home > Forum > For Sale/Wanted > Gannet 15cc
Gannet 15cc
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stormin
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Forum Posts: 29
29th Apr 2018 13:37  
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Purchased this motor back in 1966, I've broken my con' rod, I need to replace it so any ideas?, I've had one fabricated from aircraft quality aluminium but I'm not happy with it 😢.
I do still have the original, though in two pieces 😪.
So I'm putting it out there for any ideas on replacing it, whether it be original (not much hope) or a good engineer to re-manufacture👍.


There is no dark side of the moon really
Matter of fact......it's all dark.
Westquay
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Forum Posts: 582
3rd Jun 2018 10:34  
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Norman, just read your post about the Gannet. One of my favourite engines. I would try to reproduce the rod myself, but wouldn't do it for anyone else in case I got it wrong, but someone in your local model engineering club could help? You just need to know what type of aluminium alloy to use. And a milling machine so you can drill the holes in exactly the right place relative to each other.

Good luck,
Martin

stormin
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Forum Posts: 29
3rd Jun 2018 20:06  
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Hi Martin, thanks for your reply, yes we have a great steam loco engineering club next to the model boat club I attend, so intend taking the old Gannet along one day to let them have a look and hopefully one of the guys will be able to fabricate a new connecting rod.
Norman.


There is no dark side of the moon really
Matter of fact......it's all dark.
Westquay
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Forum Posts: 582
5th Jun 2018 10:00  
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I'm sure they'll sort your Gannet out for you.

Martin