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Forum: Carburettors 15-04-09, 09:19 PM
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Posted By MartinP
The carb seller has just got back to me with the...

The carb seller has just got back to me with the info I need.

Cheers,

Martin
Forum: Carburettors 14-04-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By MartinP
Villiers v508 carb

I need a carb for my engine as there currently isn't one, and a Villiers v508 has popped up on Trade Me (the NZ answer to eBay).

Can someone tell me the approx manifold diameter of this carb...
Forum: General Issues 15-10-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,543
Posted By MartinP
The plate

Here is a picture of the plate from the sister engine. The stolen plate has the number 14247


http://avocet.co.nz/other/14248.jpg


Martin
Forum: General Issues 15-10-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,543
Posted By MartinP
The engine names are "Sunrise" and "Sunset". They...

The engine names are "Sunrise" and "Sunset". They are Fowler Z7 engines that were originally made for overseas use. They are very large machines and I had the pleasure to work on an engine of the...
Forum: General Issues 14-10-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,543
Posted By MartinP
Here is a picture of the engine, the stolen plate...

Here is a picture of the engine, the stolen plate is the brass oval which can be seen on the side of the boiler.

http://avocet.co.nz/other/DSC00441.jpg

Stolen plate aside, what a fantastic...
Forum: General Issues 14-10-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,543
Posted By MartinP
Sorry about that, I forgot we have the forum set...

Sorry about that, I forgot we have the forum set so that non logged-in users can't view the messages.

Worth joining the Traction Talk forum if anyone has interest in road steam.

Anyway a Fowler...
Forum: General Issues 14-10-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By MartinP
The small I.C. stationary engine I have...

The small I.C. stationary engine I have originally was powered by wood. A "gasifier" is used to partially burn the wood/coal leaving combustible gases which are then used to fuel the engine.

Martin
Forum: General Issues 14-10-08, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,543
Posted By MartinP
Stolen - Fowler traction engine plate

A Fowler traction engine plate was stolen from the engine when it attended an event at the weekend at Stotfold Mill.

View this link for more info - Click here...
Forum: General Issues 13-10-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,493
Posted By MartinP
Steam engines were extensively used for at least...

Steam engines were extensively used for at least 100 years before the invention of the I.C. engine and I might suggest that if it were not for the steam engine providing factory power and transport,...
Forum: Newbies, introduce yourself... 31-07-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By MartinP
Thanks to everyone for your welcomes to the...

Thanks to everyone for your welcomes to the forum.

I will be taking the camera next time I am at the museum and will try and get some pictures of the engines they have. They also have several...
Forum: Newbies, introduce yourself... 28-07-08, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By MartinP
New to stationary engines

Hello everyone,

I have joined the Stationary Engine Forum as I have recently been drawn towards the world of stationary engines.

My big interest is traction engines, and some of you may have...
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