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Post by mike d on Mon Feb 20 2012, 23:32

hi all..
im after some info on the sunshine engine,its made in Australia thats about all i know..
can anyone help???????
many thanks..mike...

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Tue Feb 21 2012, 11:05

Mike PM Triumphline, I'm sure I can remember seeing pics of the Sunshine on his old posts, if anyone can help you it will be him.

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Tue Feb 21 2012, 15:27

hi Stu..Patrick is on it as we speak mate...
waiting for him to get back to me...
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Wed Feb 22 2012, 10:50

Now why do you want Sunshine engine info. That's the question I'd like the answer too Question Question you got something up your sleeve no doubt.

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Wed Feb 22 2012, 20:21

no mate,i cant get a snot rag up my sleeve,let alone anything else....
my friend want some info...
i will post some pics tomorrow when hes sent me them... Embarassed Embarassed
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Thu Feb 23 2012, 23:52

now you know why i needed some info on the sunshine engine...lol.lol..
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Fri Feb 24 2012, 11:37

Yup already guessed it mate lol! lol! lol!

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Sat Feb 25 2012, 10:04

yes mate..didn't want to say to much till deal was done...
Patrick (triumph line) is one the case,hes got a mate who has a shed full of sunshine engines.....
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Sat Feb 25 2012, 11:59

Great looking engine, do you know it's history and how it got to this country?

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Sat Feb 25 2012, 14:33

yes Stu..
it was brought over here by the feller i bought it from (mike Edwards)
its apparently a 1919 and he got it from fremantle in Australia...
hes always over there as he has friends who went over there back in the 70s on the £10 trip they did years ago..
so it was easier for him to bring it in personally....
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Sun Feb 26 2012, 11:04

Must have cost a few bob to ship but well worth it. Is there any more in the UK do you know?

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Sun Feb 26 2012, 18:46

sorry mate don't know..would be nice to know though..
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by OLDENGINES on Wed Feb 29 2012, 03:28

mike d wrote:hi all..
im after some info on the sunshine engine,its made in Australia thats about all i know..
can anyone help???????
many thanks..mike...

Hi Mike,
what do you want to know?, common in Aus, nice collectors engines,
can run a bit rough without load, 2 stroke, hit & miss governing, made in 3,
5,7 and 10hp, the bigger ones are harder to find, cheers,
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Thu Mar 08 2012, 00:34

hi Chester...
thanks for the info..its a 3hp and ive been told its a 1919,but im waiting for Patrick (triumph line) to speak to his friend who has a barn full of them....
what i needed to know is do i need to use all 3 oilers at the same time,as ive seen them in Australia and they only seem to have one oiler open at any one time?????
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ive found some manuals on a site that Patrick gave me,ive ordered them and they should be here sometime next week,so that mite help a lot as well...also whats the mixture ratio for the fuel...two stroke to petrol??????????
any info will be much appreciated...
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by OLDENGINES on Thu Mar 08 2012, 01:46

Hi Mike,
the 3hps are a nice little engine, the 2 outer oilers oil the main bearings,
these are a bronze taper bearing and seal the crankcase so it is important
to have them lubricated. The oiler in the middle is what controls the oil/fuel ratio,
(you run straight petrol in the fuel tank, the oil is mixed in the crancase)
i run 2 stroke oil in it, it is a bit hit n miss to get it set right, i usually start with a
high drip rate and then back it off untill there is little oil comming out the exhaust.
I did try running mine on 25-1 2 stroke mix with the oiler turned off, but it was way to rich, i may try a 50-1 mix and see what happens, my 5hp needs to be primed really well to start it, about 5 of the priming cup fulls, also fill the carbie up through the
filler. Cheers for now,
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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Thu Mar 08 2012, 10:12

That sounds like some good advice you've been given there Mike.
We need to see a video of it running.

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Fri Mar 09 2012, 11:18

OLDENGINES wrote:Hi Mike,
the 3hps are a nice little engine, the 2 outer oilers oil the main bearings,
these are a bronze taper bearing and seal the crankcase so it is important
to have them lubricated. The oiler in the middle is what controls the oil/fuel ratio,
(you run straight petrol in the fuel tank, the oil is mixed in the crankcase)
i run 2 stroke oil in it, it is a bit hit n miss to get it set right, i usually start with a
high drip rate and then back it off until there is little oil coming out the exhaust.
I did try running mine on 25-1 2 stroke mix with the oiler turned off, but it was way to rich, i may try a 50-1 mix and see what happens, my 5hp needs to be primed really well to start it, about 5 of the priming cup fulls, also fill the carb up through the
filler. Cheers for now,
Chester.


hi Chester....
many thanks for the information,will give it a go and see how it goes...
is your engine the same size as mine,or is it a bigger one.....
kind regards.mike....


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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by stationary stu on Fri Mar 09 2012, 11:35

mike d wrote: is yours the same size as mine,or is it a bigger one.....
kind regards.mike....

Bit personal Mike lol! lol! lol!

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Post by mike d on Fri Mar 09 2012, 11:56

stationary stu wrote:That sounds like some good advice you've been given there Mike.
We need to see a video of it running.

Stu.

yes mate,that's what i thought..nice to get some info when you need it..not like some forums...
and its very much appreciated indeed..
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Post by mike d on Fri Mar 09 2012, 11:59

stationary stu wrote:That sounds like some good advice you've been given there Mike.
We need to see a video of it running.

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will try and sort a video out of it running,but its a bit technical for me but will try...
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Post by stationary stu on Sat Mar 10 2012, 11:22

Get Ian to show you how to video, he has a bit of common sense lol! lol! lol!

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Post by mike d on Sat Mar 10 2012, 14:32

yes i mite do that,but im going to have a go myself first...ive got a bit of common sense....

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Mar 10 2012, 14:34

mike d wrote:yes i mite do that,but im going to have a go myself first...ive got a bit of common sense....

Ok if you say so Rolling Eyes lol! lol!

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Re: need some info on a 3hp sunshine engine,made in Australia

Post by mike d on Sat Mar 10 2012, 16:17

stationary stu wrote:
mike d wrote:yes i mite do that,but im going to have a go myself first...ive got a bit of common sense....

OK if you say so Rolling Eyes lol! lol!

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well i didn't say i could do it,but if i don't have a try i will never know..that's what i say to the MRS anyway..lol.lol...

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Mar 11 2012, 11:19

You a typical guy then Mike, have a go then read the instructions, still can't understand it so say sod it I'll wait till the kids come round. lol! lol! lol!

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