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Forum: Events & Rallies Information Section 06-01-19, 08:27 PM
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Posted By mervyn cloake
The Priestman that is in NZ sometimes gets out to...

The Priestman that is in NZ sometimes gets out to rallies. Sometime in the distant past it had been modified to spark ignition. I understand it was bought new in 1882 and has been in the same family...
Forum: Restorations Section 01-01-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,459
Posted By mervyn cloake
You have it running nice Richard. It will be a...

You have it running nice Richard.
It will be a while before we see another like that one, so it is a bit special. It looks to me like a one off for a special order.

Merv.
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 30-12-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By mervyn cloake
Reg, if there are more than yours with NZ on the...

Reg, if there are more than yours with NZ on the tag there must be a reason. It may have something to do with being assembled in Aussie. In spite of what Don has told me I still have doubts.
Could...
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 29-12-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By mervyn cloake
That is a good score Reg, I have not seen NZ on...

That is a good score Reg, I have not seen NZ on the tag before. Normally on the tag is CZ for the 2 1/hp engines. I think it is unlikely that it refers to the NZ high tension engines. What was on the...
Forum: General Issues 28-12-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By mervyn cloake
Your eyesight is good. The pulley is moving but...

Your eyesight is good. The pulley is moving but it shouldn't. When I reassembled it I had a spacer left over. It is too wide for the pulley shaft hence the movement. It is something I will have to...
Forum: General Issues 28-12-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By mervyn cloake
I didn't realize how long ago I started this...

I didn't realize how long ago I started this thread. Over the intervening years I have had several attempts to get this thing to run, with no success I could to get it to fire up but it wouldn't keep...
Forum: Restorations Section 23-12-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,459
Posted By mervyn cloake
Richard, It is difficult to stop the tanks from...

Richard, It is difficult to stop the tanks from rusting. It isn't practical to leave them full of water with antifreeze that does stop rusting. there are available products that will help and I have...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 12-12-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mervyn cloake
Pete, The first engine my father and I restored...

Pete,
The first engine my father and I restored 40 years ago was a 2 1/2 hp Mogul that has proved to be a great engine, been rallied many times and very reliable. I suppose this is why I like them...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 11-12-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mervyn cloake
Dan. The Waterloo Boy at first looked like it...

Dan.
The Waterloo Boy at first looked like it would be an easy restoration. It had been underwater in a flood, it looked in bad shape, but most of it came apart easier than expected. the main...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 11-12-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By mervyn cloake
My latest Projects

Hi guys,

Now the forum is working a little better I thought to keep the ball rolling I would show some photos of my latest projects'
The first is the recently completed one hp mogul this is one...
Forum: Forum Crank-Up 2015 21-10-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,300
Posted By mervyn cloake
Thanks for the photos, it looked like a great...

Thanks for the photos, it looked like a great day,

Merv.
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 20-10-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,928
Posted By mervyn cloake
Time for an update, After a long wait. the...

Time for an update,

After a long wait. the pistons have been cast and heat treated and are now ready for machining. Three have been cast so we will have a spare. I have been busy with other...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 20-10-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,928
Posted By mervyn cloake
Time for an update, After a long wait. the...

Time for an update,

After a long wait. the pistons have been cast and heat treated and are now ready for machining. Three have been cast so we will have a spare. I have been busy with other...
Forum: Other Driven Equipment 13-10-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By mervyn cloake
Villiers two stroke and Capstan

I collected this unit yesterday for my Brother who Bought it off Trade Me our local auction site.

In the afternoon I had a play with it. There was petrol in it and it started right away. It smoked...
Forum: Restorations Section 09-10-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By mervyn cloake
Hi Pascal. That is a great project. It is not...

Hi Pascal.
That is a great project. It is not uncommon for the carburetor to break off where that one has. but is easily repaired. All of my Blackstone hot bulb carburetors were broken and all have...
Forum: Restorations Section 04-10-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By mervyn cloake
Thanks Guys. It is something different for me,...

Thanks Guys.
It is something different for me, and it is developing into a bit of a challenge.
I have run out of Blackstone's to restore.

Merv.
Forum: Restorations Section 04-10-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By mervyn cloake
It is about time for an update. Things have been...

It is about time for an update. Things have been happening but slowly. I have made a carriage and mounted the engine on it. I finally got around to making the fuel tank, mounted it and connected the...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-09-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By mervyn cloake
Nice engine Martin, At 1.5 tonne it is not too...

Nice engine Martin, At 1.5 tonne it is not too big to rally, but it is necessary to be able handle an engine of that size.

In my early days of engine collecting I soon realized that it became...
Forum: Restorations Section 03-09-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,459
Posted By mervyn cloake
Getting it running is a good start, Richard.but...

Getting it running is a good start, Richard.but as you have said there still a little work to do to get it to run smooth and quiet. There seems to be some mechanical there somewhere.
Martin, Richard...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 23-08-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By mervyn cloake
Thanks for the photos and videos. There was a...

Thanks for the photos and videos. There was a good variety of engines and a nice day.

Merv.
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 17-08-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By mervyn cloake
Philip, The photos I had and were passed on to...

Philip, The photos I had and were passed on to Kerry were of the only "Z" I know about, so I don't know anything about other versions. I have seen another 1 3/4hp Tangye that is much earlier and had...
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 17-08-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By mervyn cloake
Philip. The Tangey Z hot tube is very rare with...

Philip. The Tangey Z hot tube is very rare with very few examples known I sent some photos to Kerry Morris a few years ago. He told me only only a handful were known. they are quite different to all...
Forum: General Issues 15-08-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By mervyn cloake
Paul, The trouble is I can't find out what size...

Paul, The trouble is I can't find out what size the nipple should be. The hole is the same size as the WD, and my petrol 2 1/2hp Blackstone has a 72 nipple which is also the same The drill used was a...
Forum: General Issues 01-08-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By mervyn cloake
Philip, you could well be right. Indications are...

Philip, you could well be right. Indications are that less than 500 may have been built, so for whatever reason it could not be classed as a successful engine.

I ran it again yesterday I did get...
Forum: General Issues 01-08-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By mervyn cloake
Philip, you could well be right. Indications are...

Philip, you could well be right. Indications are that less than 500 may have been built, so for whatever reason it could not be classed as a successful engine.

I ran it again yesterday I did get...
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