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My latest engine.

Post by stationary stu on Sun Aug 26 2012, 11:06

Well we had a bit of a ride out yesterday to collect my latest engine, yes I know I keep saying no more but the price this went for it's was the bargin of the century.
I'm a bit done in today after such a long trip but as soon as I get it out the van I'll do a video as it has such a strange sound to it when it runs. Not sure of the date the last owner guessed at late 40's and I don't know if there's any records so I can check this, the last owners dad bought it back in the early 80's from an auction where an enthusiast was selling up. It's not been rallied for a few years so it should make a bit of interest as I don't know how many of these are still doing rallies.



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Post by JONESEY on Sun Aug 26 2012, 23:34

Looks great Stu, famous last words just one more, it's gote to be done when there the right price lol
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Re: My latest engine.

Post by stationary stu on Mon Aug 27 2012, 10:08

Chris I thought the seller would back out of the sale but he didn't, although I'm sure I saw him crying at one point lol! lol! lol! I've seen Lister D's selling for more then I paid, so it's was to much of a bargin to miss.
And there's not many Bradford engines about so it is reasonably rare, I don't think it's been used as a drag saw (a lot were) as I've checked (might be wrong) there's not the conection on the flywheel to attach it. If anyone knows different can they let me know.

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Post by blackvanman on Mon Aug 27 2012, 10:23

stationary stu wrote:Chris I thought the seller would back out of the sale but he didn't, although I'm sure I saw him crying at one point lol! lol! lol! I've seen Lister D's selling for more then I paid, so it's was to much of a bargin to miss.
And there's not many Bradford engines about so it is reasonably rare, I don't think it's been used as a drag saw (a lot were) as I've checked (might be wrong) there's not the conection on the flywheel to attach it. If anyone knows different can they let me know.

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I know where there is one of these (not for sale) that has drag saw, will maybe have a look in the week Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Aug 27 2012, 10:37

Cheers mate, the pics I've seen look to have some kind of way to connect the drag saw to the flywheel where mine doesn't.
You could also ask him if he knows how to date his engine if it's the same as mine a Bradford 1.5hp enclosed crank then I can maybe work it out from the engine numbers.

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Aug 27 2012, 10:47

nice looking engine, what are your plans for it, full strip and rebuild or leave it as it is.
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Aug 27 2012, 11:00

Just going to leave it Richard it starts and runs fine maybe just give the paint work a buff up with some polish and it's good to rally. The pics don't do it justice as it looks better in the flesh. It has been preserved for at least 30 years so it hasn't done a lot of work since it was restored and it never attended that many rallies due to it's location in the Lake district.
The only thing I know of that needs looking at is the one way valve where you switch from petrol to parraffin, that sometimes sticks. I don't know how well it runs on parraffin as the last owner always ran it on petrol so I'll have to check that out.
What I do know about it ... it's a heavy lump to move about LOL.

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Post by earlsinclare on Mon Aug 27 2012, 11:33

as we get older, they all seem to get heavier!.

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Aug 28 2012, 09:17

earlsinclare wrote:as we get older, they all seem to get heavier!.

Very true lol! lol! lol!

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Post by Biggsy on Wed Sep 05 2012, 20:19

earlsinclare wrote:as we get older, they all seem to get heavier!.

sounds like my mrs Shocked

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Post by DanBoy on Thu Sep 06 2012, 07:25

I see that it has stretcher handles at either end of the trolley Stu. That'll be you and the missus carrying it across the field at rallies then eh? Very Happy

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Sep 06 2012, 09:06

Yes sure Dan and we will run with it when it rains so the engine doesn't get wet lol! lol! lol! lol! More like the stretcher is for me. Sleep

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Re: My latest engine.

Post by RAB on Thu Sep 06 2012, 19:20

Just a wee bit i know about them,

From 1946, 2 seperate push rods were used for exhaust and inlet valves, and had the solex carburator.
The Wico EK mag was used from around 1925.

I know its not much, but its a start,

Looks a nice little engine though,

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Post by matt86 on Thu Sep 06 2012, 20:42

nice engine there stu , is that a Bradford or a Bradford amanco ? pardon my ignorance ... i have seen one or 2 on the rally field saw one at purbeck this season .

how many engines do you have now ?

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Post by Matth92 on Thu Sep 06 2012, 20:55

matt86 wrote:nice engine there stu , is that a Bradford or a Bradford amanco ? pardon my ignorance ... i have seen one or 2 on the rally field saw one at purbeck this season .

how many engines do you have now ?

Just looks like the bog standard Bradford, Bradford Amancos usually had spoked flywheels and Amanco cast into em somewhere, and the Avons had drip oilers, nice engines, but they kick back like buggery!

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Re: My latest engine.

Post by stationary stu on Fri Sep 07 2012, 09:37

matt86 wrote:nice engine there stu , is that a Bradford or a Bradford amanco ? pardon my ignorance ... i have seen one or 2 on the rally field saw one at purbeck this season .

how many engines do you have now ?

Thanks Matt, it's a petrol/paraffin Bradford 1 1/2hp enclosed crank built sometimes in the 40's. It was a bargin so I had to have it at £185 you can't complain only needs a small problem sorted and that's the tap to switch over to paraffin.

As for how many engines I now have the answer is I don't know lol! lol! lol! about 30ish I think I need to check them out to see what I have got, it's about 15 large and 15 small engines, shame there not all runners but there's plenty of work to keep me busy. Very Happy

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Post by matt86 on Fri Sep 07 2012, 12:22

wouldnt want to sell the lister G then lol!

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Sep 08 2012, 09:06

Now that's an interesting thought Very Happy

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Post by matt86 on Sat Sep 08 2012, 09:08

maybe one day Laughing

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Sep 08 2012, 09:10

I don't think it would fit on a pallet to easy Crying or Very sad

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Post by matt86 on Sat Sep 08 2012, 09:22

stationary stu wrote:I don't think it would fit on a pallet to easy Crying or Very sad

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depends how big a pallet is ....

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Post by stationary stu on Sat Sep 08 2012, 09:53

She's a very heavy engine Matt, the wheels could be removed from the trolley for shipping but shes no light weight.

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