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Old 11-07-17, 02:50 PM   #21
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Nice looking engine, with a bit of "character". Seems to have driven something hefty, with that quadruple V belt pulley on it.
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Old 11-07-17, 03:06 PM   #22
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Nice looking engine, with a bit of "character". Seems to have driven something hefty, with that quadruple V belt pulley on it.
It spent its life in a quarry in Carlisle driving a compressor
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Well got the radiator water tight its pretty beaten up and had a lot of repairs over the years (only to be expected after spending its working life in a quarry)

Not been able to find many pictures on the net of rad cooled G1, the rad on mine is different to the ones I have seen mine is not as wide and much smaller header tank likewise the rad bracket necks in to match the rad, I dont think its been a replacement as the rad hose points line up spot on and the bottom one is cast brass and likewise the frame looks factory. I dont think its ever had the full cowling like the G1s Ive seen
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Old 16-07-17, 06:53 PM   #24
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Just a quick video, first proper run of the G1 the petrol tank is from a JAP unfortunately the engine did not come with its orig tank.

https://youtu.be/QN0l4pyVBDQ

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Old 16-07-17, 07:02 PM   #25
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The original hoses fell apart so to get her running I had to improvise and used some steering rack boots as a temp fix to run her up to temperature




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Another video

https://youtu.be/224-QUQxFZI
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Old 17-07-17, 03:11 AM   #27
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that is a clever fix Eddie, i'll have to remember that one.

good work.
cheers, Paul.
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Old 17-07-17, 11:13 AM   #28
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that is a clever fix Eddie, i'll have to remember that one.

good work.
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Just remember to put the boots back on the rack at MOT time

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Old 17-07-17, 01:25 PM   #29
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It was a temp fix to get her running they are more plastic than rubber. Just didnt want to spend money on period correct hoses to find out the engine was past it best
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Old 27-07-17, 06:49 PM   #30
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Thought I better make the G1 a bit more mobile, so knocked up a temp trolley this afternoon, once I find something to drive off the engine then a final trolley will be built, I think wood looks better but I am useless working with bark,

Stub axles are 24mm bolts welded through the box section and nyloc nuts (on the plus side when the nuts are tightened up it makes one hell of a handbrake), The speed holes in the end of the tubes are purely because I have lots of square washers that are a perfect fit to cap the tubes.

I wanted to keep the engines orig bearers so the trolley is sized so the engine is snug drop fit in the frame.

G1trolley4 by Lee Brown, on Flickr
G1trolley1 by Lee Brown, on Flickr
G1trolley by Lee Brown, on Flickr
G1trolley2 by Lee Brown, on Flickr
G1trolley3 by Lee Brown, on Flickr
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