Any information about on the above engine, are parts generally available or
as scarce as hens teeth? This is advertised locally and wouldn't mind a bit
of gen prior to giving it the once over.
Thanks in advance
Paul's got a manual listed on Internal Fire, Anthony. A small fee to register
than you've got access to loads of useful
Parts *are* like hen's teeth, only rarer. You would have to make (or get made)
anything required, so if not complete it
could be an expensive job. I rather like the Pioneers, though there are those
who say that they are very agricultural.
There was a very nice larger model at Astle a couple of years back.
Let us know how you get on.
scarce as hens teeth? This is
Well worth aquiring if you are a fan of 'classic' open crank engines.
Unusual feature (for this style of engine) is side valve layout with both
valves mechanically operated. ISTR also that the crank case is a two piece
affair vertically split and that the mains are self aligning bushes with
spherical OD. A weak point apparently was lubrication system, a single oil
box feeding the various bearings via small bore tubes - great for an
industrial engine but liable to blockage in a more 'agricultural'
environment. No spares support though.