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Old 17-07-17, 09:16 AM   #11
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I wonder what the application was for these engines - perhaps Peter could tell us who the customer was?
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If there is a serial number, yes, but without the number it is a few days looking through the books.

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Edit: 32514 on a previous auction, I'll check it out.
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Old 17-07-17, 09:24 AM   #12
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32514 sold 15th August 1941 to Fairmile Marine, part of a larger order for 18 units.

Pump lubricated, Lancashire Dyno & Crypto dynamo 89Y506 and switchboard 5186. Miller magneto.

If they were used on Fairmile MTB's, then they would have used petrol from the main tanks, obviating the need for petroil mix.

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Old 17-07-17, 10:26 AM   #13
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Ah, Fairmile again and another gen set.

Thanks Peter.

Nice engine actually, I wonder if it actually found a new owner this time?

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Old 25-10-17, 02:57 PM   #14
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Back again https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stuart-Tu...-/292303946161

Oops, my finger slipped on to the buy it now button!

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Back again https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stuart-Tu...-/292303946161

Oops, my finger slipped on to the buy it now button!

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So the old "wipe over with an oily rag" trick worked?

I was watching an R2 (I think) locally but it looks like they need cooling? and there was no radiator etc. with it.

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Old 25-10-17, 03:15 PM   #16
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WD40 resto!

Versions with circulating pump basically only need a couple of hoses dipping in a tin bath or something, un-pumped will want a tank or rad raised above the engine for thermosyphon cooling.

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WD40 resto!

Versions with circulating pump basically only need a couple of hoses dipping in a tin bath or something, un-pumped will want a tank or rad raised above the engine for thermosyphon cooling.

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Is that the sort where you see a big tank mounted on the end of the trolley?, as you can tell, I'm still a bit new to this

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Is that the sort where you see a big tank mounted on the end of the trolley?, as you can tell, I'm still a bit new to this

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Yep, that's the fella.

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Old 25-10-17, 05:37 PM   #19
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Nice save Nick.

Stuart cooling isn't much of a issue for these smaller engines, I've ran the pump cooled ones from a stainless bucket in the past and a old fire extinguisher works quite well for the thermosyphon ones.
If you are looking for one try and get hand on to give the flywheel a good rock as the big and small bearings are known to go, seems to be more so with the stationary units than the marine ones.

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We shall see - hopefully at Oakley.

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