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Went well for an item in a bin bag I thought :-)
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Arthur G
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Two-stroke semi. Quite pretty too albeit badly dressed :-) ttfn Roland
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Roland and Celia Craven
Mine, all mine (fingers crossed there's nothing fundamental wrong!)
Anyone got an empty vehicle going from Suffolk to Cheshire?
Cheers Tim
Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
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Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
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Tim When you get it could we have some sans bin-bag pics and a technical run down please. It looks very interesting. Empty cheese lorry ? :-) regards Roland
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If your Norwegian :-) Roland
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12 horses, was a runner, like some one said a while back be nice hooked up to a decent sized alternator...
It's the sort of thing that I wouldn't mind but I don't think SWMBO'd would take to kindly to faffing about with a semi-diesel when the power goes out and I'm away. Wheeling out a modern "honda set" with pull start could be pushing it...
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Dave Liquorice
Interesting lump Tim,
I mistakenly assumed it was of Saab manufacture, but spelt wrong.
If I could have seen the detail, I might have had the guts to bid on it. I second Roland's request for pics and details.
Regards, Arthur G
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Arthur Griffin & Jeni Stanton
second Roland's request for pics and
I'll see what I can do - haven't got round to mastering uploading pics to my web space yet (Only had it available for 7 or 8 years )
Cheers Tim
Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
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timleech
Agreed but if you've ever seen Paul start his genset at the internal fire museum it is an eye opener, a few minutes with the torch, induction stroke to get some air and vapour in and then one bounce backwards for the first firing stroke. His had such a lovely soft sound compared with a high pressure injection diesel.
I wonder what range of fuel the semi diesel will happily run on, the honda genset will be expensive petrol or lpg.
AJH
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sylva
---------------------------------- Naturligvis min venn.;-) Mike.H.
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Mike.H.
So you're the one who more than doubled the price in the last minute as I was entering my bid!!
Congratulations on your purchase - it's more than I would have paid just now as I don't have an immediate need for such an engine, nice as it is. But a hell of a lot less than the GBP12,000 being asked for the similar size Bolinder currently advertised in Waterways World!
Hope you'll have it running in a boat before too long.
David Mack
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David Mack
No, *I* didn't double the price - I just put in my max bid at the last moment, which happened to be higher than anyone else's. The underbidder had already put in the £400+, so you would have had to beat that anyway
I wouldn't have been surprised to see it go out of my range.
Cheers Tim
Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
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timleech
Of course, it won't have the appeal of a Bolinder for the historic narrow boat market, partly because Sabbs weren't fitted to working NB's, also it won't sound the same as it appears to have a (crude) 'proper' governor rather than the hit-and-miss of the Bolinders. Also £12K is outrageous, unless perhaps the vendors can *prove* that every component has been gone through & put into first class order. Should go nicely in a little tug, though. Don't yet know what I'll do with it, but if it works out OK it'll be tempting to build a boat for it. I haven't had my own boat for about 12 years, perhaps it's time I did again
Cheers Tim
Tim Leech Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
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All the museums have been noted, gently trying start interest in such things with the children (7 & 4) the youngest definately shows promise. He keeps wanting to go to the Tanfield Railway (standard guage), the local South Tynedale Railway (narrow gauge) isn't good enough for him...
It is a point as I have a large tank of 28sec heating oil available. Indeed it was wondering how well an engine designed for 35sec would run on 28sec that bought me into this group. Trouble is I like my engines to be a bit more than 1 or 2hp. Around 5kVA would be a decent sized standby genset so needs a 5 to 10hp engine.
I liked seeing the gensets at Droitwich transmitter, huge things, at least 12' high, straight 6 or 8, compressed air start, fing noisy with just one of them running. Can't remember much more about 'em though other than to keep the station on air at full power 3 of the sets would have to be running.
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Dave Liquorice
I remember the thread on UK.d-i-y.
The thing is I suspect these surface ignition, induced charge engines need a high cetane fuel, I suspect 28 sec is less than 35 sec. The lower the viscosity the in this series of fuels the more likely you need a spark.
AJH
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