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Forum: General Issues 01-06-18, 09:59 AM
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Posted By mervyn cloake
Dazzla, There is a fair bit of variation with...

Dazzla, There is a fair bit of variation with Blackstone's of bore and conrod sizes and this has to do with the year of manufacture and the RPM. and even the flywheel size. I don't about the gudgeon...
Forum: Restorations Section 28-05-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mervyn cloake
The one in Martins photo of Jenny Jefferies...

The one in Martins photo of Jenny Jefferies Hornsby is likely to be 1913 and clearly shows the governing system in use at the time. Also it has the LT Bosch 22 Magneto that they all had. I don't...
Forum: Restorations Section 25-05-18, 09:17 AM
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Posted By mervyn cloake
HI Richard. I had noticed that the gear cover was...

HI Richard. I had noticed that the gear cover was broken off and wondered if it was with the engine. I have an unfinished casting for a 4 Hp. It nay not be big enough for yours. If you can measure...
Forum: Restorations Section 24-05-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By mervyn cloake
Good to see you back Richard, What is most...

Good to see you back Richard,
What is most unusual about your engine is that all the head, governor and ignition gear is exactly the same as the early Hornsby Petrol engines which were developed...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 10-05-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
One Of the operators who originally drove it is a...

One Of the operators who originally drove it is a member of the Plains Museum. No doubt he will teach others.

Merv.
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 08-05-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
Combustor, If you see this you are right, that it...

Combustor, If you see this you are right, that it is a RB dragline it has been refitted with a Caterpillar engine and it is still operational. the Plains museum is setting it up as a working display....
Forum: Restorations Section 07-05-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By mervyn cloake
Very nice, you get a lot of satisfaction bring an...

Very nice, you get a lot of satisfaction bring an engine like that back to life.
I like the base you have it on. What is the wood?

Merv'
Forum: Restorations Section 07-05-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By mervyn cloake
Progress is happening. All the parts have been...

Progress is happening. All the parts have been painted and assembled except for the head. The exhaust valve had to be drilled out and a new one will be made from a larger suitable one that can be...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-05-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By mervyn cloake
Waterloo Boy restoration

A few weeks ago I brought this engine into the workshop for restoration. It had been under water during a flood back in 1986 and came into my possession a few years after that.

A cursory look at...
Forum: Restorations Section 31-03-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 613
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Posted By mervyn cloake
If you want to be pedantic that is OK I am...

If you want to be pedantic that is OK I am talking Professionally wound coils!!!
Forum: Restorations Section 30-03-18, 10:07 PM
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Posted By mervyn cloake
I am sure now resin is used instead of shellac...

I am sure now resin is used instead of shellac and a vacuum is used to to impregnate the coil, so they should last forever.

I have had coils rewound but some that I haven't would be original and...
Forum: The Workshop 23-03-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 524
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Posted By mervyn cloake
Martin, I am very pleased to see that you have...

Martin, I am very pleased to see that you have good training in the use of a hand plane.
You have it on its side when not in use. My woodwork teacher at high school would threaten with dire...
Forum: General Issues 16-03-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By mervyn cloake
Dan, If the rest of the gear is in reasonable...

Dan,
If the rest of the gear is in reasonable shape, why not look at repairing the one you have.
There are ways of doing that. If the teeth are only damaged they can be built up and very carefully...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-03-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By mervyn cloake
The magneto was sent away for a recondition. It...

The magneto was sent away for a recondition. It turned out the coil was good so it was re-magnetized and a new condenser and bearings fitted.
I had some trouble getting the valve timing right and...
Forum: General Issues 19-02-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By mervyn cloake
Thanks for the reply Andy, My engine's S/n is...

Thanks for the reply Andy,
My engine's S/n is 1213. I expect the oil level would only be where only the dipper catches it and the rotation of the engine would through the oil away from the breather...
Forum: General Issues 18-02-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By mervyn cloake
Wolseley 1931 pre WD 2 Hp

Back in the 1980's My father restored this engine before he passed away in 1989. It has never been run because it was missing the the needle valve from the carburetor.

Recently I decided to get it...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 10-02-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
This project was never going to be easy and it...

This project was never going to be easy and it has taken a turn for the worst. The 8 hp piston turned out to be seriously cracked and unusable. It wasn't until it was cleaned up that this was found....
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 18-01-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
I don't know anything about the RB excavator, and...

I don't know anything about the RB excavator, and I don't know if it is complete, I haven't seen it as the doner engine was delivered to me by one of the Museum volunteers.

Graham came down today...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 14-01-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By mervyn cloake
I would love to add one to my small Blackstone...

I would love to add one to my small Blackstone collection. I think they are beautiful engines.

Merv.
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-01-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,574
Posted By mervyn cloake
I have fitted two rings per groove several times....

I have fitted two rings per groove several times. My Lister R has three Caterpillar D8 rings in each groove. you do get great compression.

Merv.
Forum: General Issues 10-01-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By mervyn cloake
Good point. I am wondering if the engine is...

Good point. I am wondering if the engine is horizontal and the compressor is the vertical bit with the compressor valve gear on top,

We do need more photos.

Merv
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 10-01-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
Being optimistic is definitely an advantage to...

Being optimistic is definitely an advantage to take on one like this. I like a challenge.

Some Australian makers did work with overseas manufactures. I don't think R&T did, the Aussies on here...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 09-01-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By mervyn cloake
The R and T does have many of the same features...

The R and T does have many of the same features as the DB Blackstone. The CH 3 1/2 hp is even more similar. The CF looks more like a National.

Darren, To me an engine is an engine regardless of...
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 09-01-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By mervyn cloake
I had a crank handle given to me a while ago that...

I had a crank handle given to me a while ago that had those parts I will get a photo for you I have not seen another like it. It fits some of my engines. It is not Lister Probably not Petter, could...
Forum: General Issues 08-01-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By mervyn cloake
The serial number suggests early 1930s. Is it a...

The serial number suggests early 1930s. Is it a charging engine for a large engine? It looks like a two stroke and In am wondering how it works.

Merv.
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