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Post by mike d on Fri May 13 2011, 22:37

HI ALL..
can anyone please give me information on how to tell the age of a godwin pump..
it has a plate on it with numbers etc,so tomorrow i will put them on here and see if anyone can shed any light on how old the pump is..
regards.mike.

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Post by mike d on Tue Jul 05 2011, 22:17

bump......

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 05 2011, 22:19

I have read somewhere the company is still going, but they dont hold any dating records, but they did have some literature from when they were sold, not 100% sure though

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Post by stationary stu on Wed Jul 06 2011, 09:15

Mike you've got me thinking now, when I first got my big Godwin pump I'm sure someone told me the Anson museum could help with dating it, never checked it out and that was a few years ago now.

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Post by mike d on Wed Jul 06 2011, 22:05

iv been looking but cant find anything,so if you can help would be great..
regards,mike..

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Post by billypurves on Fri Jul 29 2011, 21:35

Hi Mike, From my own observations all I can tell you is the early pumps had a oil dipstick for oil height in the pump head the later ones have an oil level fitting.

Also early pumps have a cast iron base,later had a bronze one. Brass valve caps also have slight differences early pumps have a hexagonal broached or cast into them while later pumps are square.

Dates, as far I am aware there are no dates available on them. Try the Anson as I have not heard that may have information on Godwin before.

Sorry I cannot be more help. Bill.

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Jul 30 2011, 09:22

Bill, it was on another forum I was told about Anson having the information, saying that the guy I bought my Godwin off had a large selection of engines (good stuff if you know what I mean Laughing) and only lived a few miles from the museum and he didn't know the date so I could have been given duff info about them.
On the bright side mine has the dip stick so must be an earlyish one. Very Happy

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Post by billypurves on Sat Jul 30 2011, 20:47

I sent off a letter today to the Anson along with a SAE asking if they had any info on the pumps.

It would be nice to get a date on the pumps but I am not too optimistic about them having the info.

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Post by RAB on Sun Jul 31 2011, 06:01

You can only try Bill.

Best of luck

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Jul 31 2011, 09:09

Fingers crossed for you Bill, I know it's only the cost of a few stamps so it's not going to break the bank even for a hardend Scots man like yourself Bill lol! lol! lol!
Have you had any luck getting that Villier's running yet Bill?

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Post by Villiers on Sun Jul 31 2011, 09:52

My Godwin A2 is around 1941, this I know as the PB Ruston that was driving it was a '41 engine and it didn't look to be changed at any point.

The pump has a cast base, square holes on the valve covers and the oil filler doesn't have a dipstick or oil level fitting.

Can't help with a serial number, it doesn't have one!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 31 2011, 12:59

billypurves wrote:Hi Mike, From my own observations all I can tell you is the early pumps had a oil dipstick for oil height in the pump head the later ones have an oil level fitting.

Also early pumps have a cast iron base,later had a bronze one. Brass valve caps also have slight differences early pumps have a hexagonal broached or cast into them while later pumps are square.

Dates, as far I am aware there are no dates available on them. Try the Anson as I have not heard that may have information on Godwin before.

Sorry I cannot be more help. Bill.

I always thought the bronze base ones were used with crop sprayer equipment.

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Post by billypurves on Sun Jul 31 2011, 15:41

Steve, you may be correct in that statement but I have had in the past Godwins that pumped domestic water all their working lives with bronze bases. It was only an observation on my part and not written in stone.

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Post by billypurves on Sun Jul 31 2011, 15:45

stationary stu wrote:Fingers crossed for you Bill, I know it's only the cost of a few stamps so it's not going to break the bank even for a hardend Scots man like yourself Bill lol! lol! lol!
Have you had any luck getting that Villier's running yet Bill?

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Hi Stu, Had the Villiers running last Saturday after a replacement coil was fitted.

I have it for sale at the moment as I have no love for it I am afraid........nothing wrong with the engine just not for me.

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Aug 01 2011, 09:54

Glad to hear you got it sorted and it never took to much, you should get a good price as it hasn't been messed with and all original. I have to say in my opinion that they do sell better tarted opps I mean cleaned up but I know your all for keeping them in there "working clothes"

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Post by billypurves on Mon Aug 01 2011, 18:41

I agree with the "tarted up" at least.

10 minutes with a wire brush............70 years of history lost.

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