Drayton Diesel?

A NCP friend just asked if I could dredge any info on these.
Net seems a bit bereft..
Anyone?
TIA
Tom
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Tom
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Ian Fisher, lives down near Liskeard had one, was imported by Auto Diesels at Uxbridge originally but made in Germany or Austria, I fell over a couple of pic's I took of Ian's engine the other day. It had a single overhead valve and cylinder ports. Is that the one??
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
Sounds like it.
Tom
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Tom
I did contact Auto-Diesels at the time but nobody had any info. Farymann was the best guess other than that, but even they were a bit shaky on its origins.
Sorry I haven't anything else for you.
Peter
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Peter A Forbes
I 'm almost certain these engines were in fact made by Sachs.
HTH
Philip T-E
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philipte
Possibly Fichtel & Sachs?
Tom
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Tom
Good possibility there, the Fichtel part was (I think) the power transmission side, and Sachs did the engines, but I always believed that they only did standard ported two-strokes until the Wankel licence came along.
I've emailed you directly with copies of the two pictures I took if Ian Fisher's engine.
Peter -- Peter A Forbes Prepair Ltd, Luton, UK snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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"Peter A Forbes" wrote
ISTR I'd seen a ref. to them being made by Hatz but don't remember where. My first thought was that it appeared somewhere in the manual on Martin Hirst's cds but, though that states engine is of german origin, I cannot find any mention of actual manufacturer. Probably the old memory playing tricks on me.
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Nick H
We did a fair bit of running around originally, this is a full diesel BTW, and never got beyond the initial info that I gave Tom.
I'll email the pictures back to home and post them on the webpages.
Peter -- Peter A Forbes Prepair Ltd, Luton, UK snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Searching for Hatz and Sachs I came upon this interesting site
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Had a root about and spotted a Stihl engined version with a suspiciously familiarly placed air intake - searched on Stihl diesel engine and hey presto!
Now it's gone two so I'd better start doing some work :-(
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