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steam and the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018

December 3, 2017, 6:09 pm

Next year will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage - and this will be a unique opportunity to promote the industrial heritage. March will be the theme month devoted to energy and prime movers.... Read more »

Wipac Cj magneto drive gear

May 10, 2017, 9:38 pm

Hi, I've recently acquired my first stationary engine, a 1949 Ruston pt. The magneto it came fitted with is a Wipac cj,seems to be missing a part (gear)to drive the mag.....any help , and advice wher... Read more »

How old is my coburn C6b engine petrol only

November 23, 2016, 10:19 pm

engine is petrol only I'm guessing 58 ish Read more »

need help removeing crankshaft t300

February 10, 2016, 3:19 am

Need direction to remove the threaded retainer on the crankshaft , the one that is threaded and holds the outer main bearing onto the crankshaft. flywheel side THANKS IN ADVANCE Read more »

service,spares norman t300

February 5, 2016, 2:28 am

have a Norman T300 MK1 engine to restore and show , require soarce for engine repair manual, spare parts listing and name of spares supplier Thanks from canada Read more »

What have I brought ?

August 4, 2015, 6:20 pm

Hi I'm a new bee Went to a show and saw one of these and thought gotta get one So I have a Petter stationary petrol engine Wico Type A 1057B Z Serial No E 553458 On the brass plaque It states Typ... Read more »

Scammell fire pump

July 25, 2015, 8:59 pm

can any one help with information on a Scammell 4 cylinder, side valve petrol fire pump. Engine identification no. S470739 2 V. Told could be marine or world war fire pump. [IMG]http://www.polytech... Read more »

what is the differance between a lodge c3 and a cb3

June 15, 2015, 8:35 pm

I have a Petters A1 series 2 engine One book says it should be a lodge c3 spark plug and another says cb3 what is the difference please Read more »

Carels and Van den Kerchove engines

May 12, 2015, 5:24 pm

The Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology is looking for Carels-Va n den Kerchove Steam engines The Carels and Van den Kerchove (sometimes 'Van den Kerckhove') workshops i n Ghent were fa... Read more »

Remetalling of con rod bearings

May 11, 2015, 9:42 pm

i am looking for an engineering company that could remetal a pair of conrod bearings. Read more »

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Lister LT1 Question

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Hello, I was using the website http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/technical/Dating5.htm to try and I.D. a LT1 engine that a relative of mine owns. Although I was able to figure out some of it, ... Read more »

Onan 48S-6 battery charger

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hello, i have just got hold of a Onan WW2 battery charging set. Model no. 48S-6. It's dated 1944. The geny is in great condition for it's age. I after any advice as to get it started and a parts list... Read more »

Searching for a Solex Carb.

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I'm searching for a 1920s/30s brass Solex 26MV updraught carb to fit on a recent purchase and wondered if anyone may know of one sitting on a shed/garage ....anywhere? http://i57.photobucket.com/albu... Read more »

Rover 1S/60 Turbine and firepump spares

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I thought this bore repeating - I have changed email addresses since it was first posted... I have bought a goodly amount of second-hand spares for the Rover 1S60 firepump turbine sets. If anyone ... Read more »

Coventry Victor N & Neptune engines

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Was someone looking out for a handbook for these engines? Coventry Victor Vibrationless Engines Types N and Neptune Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes diesel@easynet.co.uk Engine pages for preservation inf... Read more »

Coventry Victor for sale

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Gentlemen, A kind donator to IF has the following engine for sale if anybody interested initially contact me. Details are: single cyl diesel 7/9 HP (revs probably 1500) marine unit water-cooled,2/1... Read more »

magneto repairs

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Had a visitor today who sent a Lucas SR (possibly the simplest magneto ever made) to our friend in N Devon. The postage cost him 6. Eventually he got a quote for 226 +VAT and a request to send 20 ... Read more »

Christmas Crank-Up Pictures

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A few photos taken at the Riccall Christmas Crank-Up on the 27th of December - http://www.tangye.org/gallery/ChristmasCrankUp A grand day out - book it in your diaries for next year! Cheers Dan Read more »

Teles Chainsaw

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Does anyone know anything about Teles chainsaws made by E H Bentall, Maldon, Essex? I assume this is the company that made engines and machinery. I rescued from a skip the other day as it looked fa... Read more »

Help with Stuart Turner 1/2 hp open crank gas engine

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Hi all can anyone help? Trying to get a Stuart 1/2hp gas engine back into life. I am missing some parts of the carburettor please see the pic attached. Am also looking for advice in the ignition s... Read more »

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