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Old 03-12-17, 09:27 AM   #181
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Haha, my workshop will never be anything but cluttered!
Thanks for the nice comments.
The twin is / will be a nice engine once the remaining bugs are ironed out.

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Old 21-12-17, 12:00 AM   #182
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Just tripped over this while looking for something else http://www.lightauto.com/The%20returnofthetwin.html

"Appendix 2" (of what?) is a long list of two cylinder cars with bore and stroke dimensions.

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I couldn't help but notice the Douglas listing, the bore measurements given look suspiciously similar to the engine in my workshop.

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Old 21-12-17, 12:20 AM   #184
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There were a couple of different versions of the Douglas light car engine. If you go back to the original thread on your engine, I think we made the connection to one of them.

EDIT; http://www.stationary-engine.net/for...ad.php?t=43640 In there somewhere!

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Old 21-12-17, 02:59 PM   #185
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Just tripped over this while looking for something else http://www.lightauto.com/The%20returnofthetwin.html

"Appendix 2" (of what?) is a long list of two cylinder cars with bore and stroke dimensions.

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That is interesting, thanks for posting.

I hope to get some time on this engine again soon and see if I can swing the spark forward a bit. Currently the poor thing is blocked in right at the back of my garage!

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Old 21-12-17, 03:43 PM   #186
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When I was an engineering apprentice, oh so many years ago, I worked with a couple of former Douglas fitters, one a former Douglas racing mechanic with Freddie Dixon, but both had in the past been involved with the Douglas light car at Kingswood. The firm went into liquidation before the cars really got into production and I seem to recall them saying only one ever got on the road but in the hands of a company director. The rest were cocooned and eventually scrapped.
When the firm got going again it made Vespas and factory 'tugs' with Enfield engines; our firm had one of the latter and it had some punishment....

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Old 21-12-17, 03:50 PM   #187
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(snip) The firm went into liquidation before the cars really got into production and I seem to recall them saying only one ever got on the road but in the hands of a company director. The rest were cocooned and eventually scrapped.
They were certainly catalogued both pre and post war (WWI that is) Eric and like the 2 3/4 hp motorcycle engine, the power unit was adapted to military applications for the duration.

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Old 21-12-17, 04:07 PM   #188
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Possibly catalogued more in hope than anything. Strange things happened around war years. If the firm was in liquidation there would be no-one to remove them from catalogues. I remember Charlie said that only six were ever built; he was told he could have one before the closure but 'passed' on the offer.
Certainly local 'lore' and Douglas historians never mention cars - lots on motorcycles certainly but not cars.
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Old 21-12-17, 04:15 PM   #189
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(snip) Douglas historians never mention cars - lots on motorcycles certainly but not cars.
The Cyclecar / light car is covered (with some inconsistencies) in Clew's 'Best Twin'.

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Dan PT
Could you please send me a quick PM? Thanks

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