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  1. At least you have an Epping. I’m on a waiting list for one. Working full time and tinkering at the weekends does not allow me to get on with it at a decent pace. Good luck with yours, for me it has been an interesting challenge.
  2. I used t&g matchboard on the sides and ceiling. The tongues were wood glued into the grooves along each length. After two years none have separated. Read Graham Booth’s bc article, specifically regarding the drop down bed flap. As part of my research I photographed Resolute’s back cabin - many thanks to Dave Moore for his help here. I also photographed Alcor’s back cabin and have pored over many bc images on the web. I posted a pic recently in the Scumbling thread but I find it astonishing that I am still building the bc two years after I started. Work gets in the way and I only have weekends to work on it.
  3. I use an oil based satin finish mixed close enough to chrome buff with light oak polyvine applied neat. Here are the results so far.
  4. RAP

    Epping stove spares

    Anyone know how to get hold of Pete at Brenmarl? The e-mail quoted by Rudefairy fails, as does the one on the Brenmarl website including the phone number. I’m after an Epping stove. Thanks.
  5. Google ‘Bubble Back Cabin Cooker’. It’s a stove range for NBs featuring a glass door.
  6. I found thin plastic sheeting works well. The foam will not stick to it and it's thin enough to allow the foam to expand into your intended mould/shape. Simply line your mould with plastic sheeting.
  7. I assume you have checked the fuse?
  8. Is it possible to ask the previous owner, or failing that, trace the wires?
  9. RAP

    JP3 running speed

    I got my injectors and fuel pump serviced in Leeds. There’s another in Shipley, Bradford, but there will be others closer to you. It’s just a case of seeking them out, and finding those who can still service with the skills to cope with the old stuff.
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    JP3 running speed

    Again, steamraiser2 offers good and solid advice. The servicing of my injectors and pump was the last item on the long road to getting my old and worn out engine into a satisfactory running condition. What I lacked along this journey was others to compare my experiences with. I queried things on here, spoke to experts in the industry but it would have been great to have simply shared my trials and tribulations with other JP owners. To this day I still don’t know any other JP owners. It has been an expensive process but please do make some basic and cost free checks before shelling out. For me, the decisions were easy once I had made these basic checks coupled with the knowledge that my engine was quite knackered.
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    JP3 running speed

    I echo steamraiser2’s advice, had fitted their spring and cam, ensured free and lubricated movement of the governing gear, but I state again, that it wasn’t until I had the injectors serviced and the pump calibrated I achieved a smooth and beautifully running JP3. I should also state that I fully overhauled the engine prior to that which included crank regrind, remetalled shells, new liners, piston rings etc. I compare the servicing of the injectors and fuel pump to that of any old vehicle engine that uses spark plugs and contacts, replace with new and your engine is more likely to thank you for it.
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    JP3 running speed

    My 74 year old industrial JP3 had governing issues at low revs until I had the injectors serviced and the fuel pump calibrated. Ticks over at a steady 290 rpm and a decent cruising speed is achieved at 500 rpm with a 1:1 gearbox.
  13. I use yatch varnish from Toolstation, thinned with about 10% white spirits. It soaks in nicely, quick and easy to apply with a decent sized brush and provides comfort that the backing and edges are suitably protected and sealed.
  14. Canal water. Have done for the last 25 years.
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