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Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by RAB on Sun Jan 03 2010, 16:49

does anyone know much about these eg, models, reliabiltity and any history

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Hope and Crank on Sun Jan 03 2010, 16:59

http://www.oldengine.org/members/kmorris/Webpages/Mckay.html

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Almost had one

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:00

could have bought one a few years back for 3 or 4 hundred, bit to heavy at the time, seem to run ok apart from that im not sure.

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cheers steve, they like like encloused cranks though

Post by RAB on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:01

im after info on open cranks only, i should have said . Very Happy

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:14

From what i can remember they were throttle govened, ran quite nice, parts may be a issue but if its running should be ok,

Quite nice once there running.


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its just one has come up

Post by RAB on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:18

a little tiny one with high tension mag, £700

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2 HP?

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:23

wasnt the smallest one they did 2HP type B

http://www.communitywebs.org/AdelaideHillsMotorRestorersClub/New/ClubMachinery/ClubMachinery/Sundial2HPTypeB.pdf

Not what i would call tiny

http://www.stationaryengine.org/Rallies_2006/Woolpit/sundial_woolpit_2006.jpg

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Hope and Crank on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:48

SWSEC '08 - Sundial Type 'B' - 2 H.P....

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03 2010, 17:53

I do like the side valve! £700 a fair whack of cash Shocked would be tempted if they knock a bit off Very Happy il stick with the Sattley one open crank will have to do lol!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03 2010, 19:06

You going to go for it? dont sposed it was owned buy a bloke who had a Triumph engne? used to go around with a Barn Owl also had a nice BIG Ruston with built in pump. oh and a nice set of side burns lol. think his was red.

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Guest on Mon Jan 04 2010, 14:37

The Bloke on the Far Left used to have one down Cornwall



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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Triumphline on Mon Jan 04 2010, 21:44

Only the earlier Sundial As were built open crank although the only major difference is the bolt on crank cover. The Bs were only built in 2hp and were shipped with the crank cover. The engines in preservation that are now open crank have simply had the cover removed or it has been lost at some point. The 2hp As were discontinued due to the soot from the exhaust falling down and fouling the exhaust valve. The very early 4hp engines also had this problem so the exhaust was moved to the side.
They can be very sweet running engines.

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thanks chaps

Post by RAB on Tue Jan 05 2010, 05:02

im going to go have a look, still waiting to have a look at this barn find so many options on the table , in your opionons is £700 about right for one Very Happy

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maybe?

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 05 2010, 09:03

there was one for sale about 1999/2000/2001 (cant quite remember) for between 3 or 5 hundred could have been 10yrs ago engine prices have risen. the bloke in the pic i posted above had it. think it was 400 back then.

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was it an

Post by RAB on Tue Jan 05 2010, 14:20

enclosed crank or open model Very Happy

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 05 2010, 16:12

ryan wrote:enclosed crank or open model Very Happy

There the same thing lol!

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you know what i mean

Post by RAB on Tue Jan 05 2010, 16:14

lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Austrailian Sundial engines

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 05 2010, 16:16

It was a type B from what i remember it was complete

I havnt seen a type A in the UK

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Found this if it helps

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 05 2010, 16:56

got a few revision notes and pics of the type A.

http://forum1.aimoo.com/The_Old_Machinery_Magazine/Category/Topic-1-1024054.html

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