I am currently building a 1/2 scale vertical hit and miss engine. I
can't seem to come up locally with a piece of cast iron of a large
enough diameter to make rings for it (the only CI that I have that is
large enough is an old sash weight which seems to be hardened,
strangely enough. Wrecked a bandsaw blade on it.). I hate like hell to
have to pay a premium to order a piece from one of the metal suppliers
when so little is needed.
Has anyone used any material other that CI to make rings? The
cyclinder itself is CI. so I imagine stainless is out of the question.
I have all manner of mild steel laying around.
Any help? Thanks in advance.
15 years ago