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Old 22-06-18, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi all, been a while since I last posted here.

In a fit of complete madness I have purchased this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/stationar...vip=true&rt=nc

I think it is, or was a P5M, but also looks more like it may have had a generator coupling - working on the theory that I have essentially purchased what looks to be a fairly scrappy engine, what should I be worrying about?

I know from the rather poor pictures that it is missing the exhaust pot and part of the water jacket.

I am collecting it on Sunday - it doesnt look to be quite as heavy as a Lister D, am I being optimistic?

Any pointers gratefully received :)

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Old 22-06-18, 10:15 PM   #2
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Link isn't to an engine?

Was it the P5X which ended recently?
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Old 22-06-18, 10:37 PM   #3
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Link isn't to an engine?

Was it the P5X which ended recently?
In the blue bar, click on the word "listing" in blue. It will take you to the listing that the OP has bought.

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Ah, sorry about the ling problem - relies on my being logged into ebay!

P5X? not sure, but the engine in question has a very odd radiator and fan assembly attached. Almost looks cobbled together, but the pulley and tensioner arrangement look too professional for a back street job.
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Yep, super new 'smart' feature from ebay where if you link to a completed listing, it shows you something else it thinks you might like instead.

Rad cooled bit not a P5XC - probably a generator engine as OP suggests.

Seriously poor pictures.

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Old 22-06-18, 10:43 PM   #6
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Thanks Phillip,

Tis a P5X, well it might be... It has a standard flywheel so off a genset and could have an odd suffix.

Deffintly not a P5M, and looks to complete, would have just have been an exhaust pipe.
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Like this one with the rad in a different place.



Sorry Nick, for some reason I bundle all non P5M 6 bolts under the X suffix, don't know why, I'm trying to remember the odd one Phillip had, XLV or something like that.
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(snip) Sorry Nick, for some reason I bundle all non P5M 6 bolts under the X suffix, don't know why, I'm trying to remember the odd one Phillip had, XLV or something like that.
And I always tend to think of the 'Bowser' engines as they probably the most common use of the 'X' spec. Actually indicates the higher speed version with skinny flywheel doesn't it?


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Old 23-06-18, 07:02 AM   #9
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Ah, now that looks better :)

Yes, the auction pictures were awful, but for some reason it spoke to me.

I am hoping to be able to build it into some sort of generator set, unless it is something incredibly rare, or interesting.

It isnt immediately obvious to me, how or if there is any starting mechanism, so I wonder if originally it would have had a starter combined with whatever it used to drive.

Being somewhat inspired by Phil's restoration of the P4 I think this will be a fun project.

Are there any known places that are good for spare parts, or will I be spending a lot of time in fabrication?

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/stuart-tu...348?ssPageName

This lot may have some parts of interest to you, its been on once and had no bids.
I also have some Stuart parts but mostly for the P55 twin but no exhaust and I'm a lot further away.
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