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Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Fri Sep 18 2009, 20:05

Hi Boys and Girls!!

I went earlier to see a chap with a Ruston PB (Villiers Coil.....) and it seemed tasty although had no spark as he aint used it for 5 years but it has a crankshaft like a bucked bycycle so i nearly walked away so he said how much will you give me.....I said how much did you want he said 60 or so quid.....I said i got 30 he said go on!!

Its a nice solid'ish engine but with a few probs

Pics to follow when photobook can be asred

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Pics are in

Post by Statman on Fri Sep 18 2009, 20:27

As promised







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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by JONESEY on Fri Sep 18 2009, 21:23

You got your self a bargain there, if you cant get it to go you will sell the bits for more than you paid for it Smile
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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Fri Sep 18 2009, 21:29

Yeh i am chuffed i got it at that price!

I hoping it is the points or maybe the condensor!

Im hoping i can sort out the crankshaft problem!

Probaly this will be my 1st ever engine restoration?

Paul Sterling says i get it sorted or pay for a new one?

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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by JONESEY on Fri Sep 18 2009, 21:35

Adam is there any play when you lift the crank up and down Idea
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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Fri Sep 18 2009, 21:39

I havent really had chance to check but i did the quick checks

If i leave the crank as it is will it adventually snap in half as its been unbalanced?

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Bit of a update!

Post by Statman on Fri Sep 18 2009, 22:10

I have just recieved a email from Ray Hooley with history of the engine

Ruston 6PB 200894, rated 1.5hp, was first sold on 13.4.1940, to agents G.C.Ogle & Sons, Ripley, Derbys. It was sold again, on 30.9.1941, to Farm Industries Ltd, Cornwall. I don't know whether it actually went to Ogles - or whether their order was cancelled.

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i cant believe it

Post by RAB on Sat Sep 19 2009, 02:43

how did you manage to pick that little gem up for £30, thats well nice cheers

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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by JONESEY on Sat Sep 19 2009, 08:10

Adam it might only be the bush thats gone, you will have to take the crank out they can be straitened
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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Sun Sep 20 2009, 13:07

A bit of good news she is now a runner!

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i like those PBs

Post by RAB on Sun Sep 20 2009, 18:14

fair few at the rally today, they are a nice engine

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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Sun Sep 20 2009, 18:52

Yeh they are a cute looking engine!!

Plenty of chracter

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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Roadster on Sun Sep 20 2009, 20:37

That was the real reason you were not at the rally today playing with your new toy! Bit of a shame you got it started I was going to offer you £40 for it as spares for the starting air compressor engine on my Mclaren!!
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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Sun Sep 20 2009, 20:53

Hi Rod!

I had a few last night hehe!!

Whats up with the PB like?

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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Roadster on Sun Sep 20 2009, 21:40

Hi Adam,
The PB is ok I just wanted to wind you up!
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Re: Ruson PB 1 1/2

Post by Statman on Sun Sep 20 2009, 21:42

Lol so is it still for sale?

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