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Forum: Restorations Section 31-03-18, 12:51 AM
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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
Replies: 608
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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: 508
Views: 75,665
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: 852
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: 1,178
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: 473
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: 473
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: 12
Views: 1,260
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: 12
Views: 1,260
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: 716
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: 1,369
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: 986
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: 12
Views: 1,260
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: 12
Views: 1,260
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: 328
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: 986
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.
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 07-01-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By mervyn cloake
Philip, It is not a rare engine This one is a...

Philip,
It is not a rare engine This one is a 6hp, it is different to the 3 1/2 hp I restored a while back. It is not unlike a National Diesel except the head and valve chest run the other way.
...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 07-01-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By mervyn cloake
Restoration of a Ronaldson and Tippetts CF

Dan pt is not the only one who likes a challenge.
About a year ago I was offered this engine. the description indicated it was complete so I agreed to buy it sight unseen thinking it was...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 01-01-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By mervyn cloake
These engines are known as a Colt. You are right...

These engines are known as a Colt. You are right they weren't successful. the problem was with the governor weights. they would spread to far and hit the housing and fly to bits. a modification can...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 19-12-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By mervyn cloake
G'day Cam, from across the ditch. The R and T N...

G'day Cam, from across the ditch. The R and T N is a very good engine. I restored one many years ago It would start with out a crank handle, just by pulling over the flywheel.

I have just...
Forum: Generators 10-12-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By mervyn cloake
1 2 3---- opps lost count. Actually i only...

1 2 3---- opps lost count.

Actually i only counted in 100's and marked them off. It took a while.

Merv.
Forum: Generators 10-12-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By mervyn cloake
The Delcolite is all finished and running and...

The Delcolite is all finished and running and doing all it is supposed to do. I have set it up with three 12 volt batteries in series of the same size. that actually is a good 37 volts but the unit...
Forum: Generators 09-12-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By mervyn cloake
I have this little Onan 48S-6 up and running now....

I have this little Onan 48S-6 up and running now. The repair job on the carburetor Didn't hold up so the search was on for a new one. A local small motor repair man who has a few stationary engines...
Forum: The Workshop 24-11-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By mervyn cloake
The end caps are easy enough to make shape two...

The end caps are easy enough to make shape two pieces of MDF to the size of the tank then cut out the material about 8mm oversize clamp it all together in a vice and carefully hammer it over. As Rob...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 24-11-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By mervyn cloake
My first impression was that it was early and has...

My first impression was that it was early and has been confirmed. Being early I would want to restore it. If you have the injector and pump and most of the rest of it then it is doable. Even if you...
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