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Hornsby, Blackstone, Lister and now Wolseley!

Post by rubythursday on Thu Dec 27 2012, 07:46

My current projects are a 1913 Hornsby L type 8HP and what I believe to be a 1922 Blackstone 5HP no trouble engine.






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Re: Hornsby, Blackstone, Lister and now Wolseley!

Post by matt86 on Thu Dec 27 2012, 10:39

nice engines .

I recall seeing the hornsby somewhere before ...

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Re: Hornsby, Blackstone, Lister and now Wolseley!

Post by stationary stu on Thu Dec 27 2012, 11:20

Now there some very nice engines, is the 2nd one a runner or you restoring it?

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Post by Ianhw77k on Thu Dec 27 2012, 11:28

I used to know a guy with a big Hornsby like that (might have been bigger than that, not sure as I was smaller back then Embarassed ). Lovely engines Smile

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Post by rubythursday on Thu Dec 27 2012, 13:39

Neither are runners. The Hornsby is nearly there, I am making a new fuel pump assembly for it as it was missing. It had been outside in a field for a few years. The Blackstone is just as I bought it a few months ago. I was told it was a runner but was dismantled to be painted. I'll do a complete strip down on it to make sure its ok. It all seems to be there. Want to get the Hornsby running first as it's 100 next year.

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Dec 28 2012, 12:52

You've got your hands full to get that up and running for next season so fingers crossed and I wish you all the luck you need to get it done. You must have most of the parts for it I take? Now I'd love that blackie but don't think I'd ever be able to start it myself, I'm not that far from you so fingers crossed and our paths may craoss so I can see them in the flesh.

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Post by rubythursday on Fri Dec 28 2012, 13:07

It's the weather thats delaying me as I can't get the engine in the garage at the moment. 2 reasons - the up and over door is too low, I have a joiner making me a bespoke set which will give me the height needed and there is a Rover 2200 in bits in there! I ordered the doors in August and I'm still waiting!

Got the pump machined up just need to make a mounting and the valves for it and finish the plumbing! Oh and go to work, mind I retire in July so will have time then!

Cick here to read about the restoration

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Dec 28 2012, 13:17

You sure have been busy if not working just writing your blog, well worth a read and thanks for letting us into your world. I see your a bit of a Rover enthusiast also.

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Post by rubythursday on Fri Feb 01 2013, 21:19

Garage doors changed today so hope to get the Hornsby inside in the next week or so and start work on mounting the fuel pump. Pics will follow once work starts.

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Post by rubythursday on Mon Apr 22 2013, 20:31

Well the Hornsby has been in the garage for a couple of months now and I have been working on the pump. It's now working, get a nice jet of paraffin into the hot bulb. Just a few more jobs to do, such as hot bulb cover, lubricators, a bit of plumbing and we are good to go.


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Re: Hornsby, Blackstone, Lister and now Wolseley!

Post by rubythursday on Mon Apr 22 2013, 20:40

The big end oiler was in many parts, past repair!


I have fabricated one from steel and it works!



I have now fitted the oiler that feeds the piston ad little end. I know its not the correct wine glass one but it will have to do for the time being.




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Post by nutgone on Mon Apr 22 2013, 21:56

Some good work there. I do like a bit of home fabrication (talking about the big end oiler), you could've got a foundry to cast you up a new one, but where's the fun in that?!

It will be a pleasure to see the old girl run again, & it looks like it won't be long now either. :thumbup:

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Post by blackvanman on Mon Apr 22 2013, 21:57

Cracking stuff Smile nice pair of British engines, hope to see a video of the Ruston coughing like a good'en soon Smile

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Apr 23 2013, 11:23

You've made good progress over the winter and not wasted your time, great news that you've managed to get the pump working again and you made a good job of the oiler plate, good to see you didn't give up like some and hope one day an oiler will be for sale somewhere.

Keep up the great work and look forward to maybe seeing a video one day.

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Post by rubythursday on Tue Apr 23 2013, 19:13

Thanks Stu
Quite pleased the way the fuel pump has worked out considering it was missing and I have been working on drawings and guess work and what bits I had in the short ends bin!

Like Nutgone said I could have an oiler ring cast at a foundry but they would need beer tokens and did it for Yorks popular price!

Having to work this weekend so thats going to slow progress a little.

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Post by rubythursday on Tue Apr 23 2013, 19:24

Oh no! Look what I found in the back of my Discovery.


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Post by Foden on Tue Apr 23 2013, 20:29

Buying a Ricardo headed D Type Myself Tony, a 1929 spec 11 500 rpm with the large Winget lightened flywheel. Still a few about it seems!

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Apr 25 2013, 12:31

Nice find in your Disco, if you didn't know that was there you need to clean your boot out more frequently. Laughing Laughing Laughing

What's your plans with this one? I hope it doesn't distrack you from your other engines. Very Happy

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Post by rubythursday on Thu Apr 25 2013, 16:28

It's a runner and it seems to behave well, so I'll just hook it to the compressor and use it. I need to be able to blow the air tanks up for starting the 120HP Marshall at Thwaite Mills.

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Post by stationary stu on Fri Apr 26 2013, 11:07

Good luck and hope it works well once you've got it plumbed in. I take it this will be mounted on the trailer also. Could you put up another pic or two so we can see what it looks like when it's in place.

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Post by rubythursday on Fri Apr 26 2013, 14:52

No - it won't be on the Hornsby trailer, will be on a trolley, its to start the Marshall at Thwaite Mills.

Click marshall

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Apr 28 2013, 11:00

I'm with you now Tony got myself all confused with your engines, Sorry for the mistake.

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Post by rubythursday on Mon Apr 29 2013, 21:56

Tonight I decided to assemble the big end oiler, I had 3 oilers in bits, non complete and all slightly different. Anyway and hour or so on the lathe and the parts modified and here it is fitted.


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Post by rubythursday on Sat May 11 2013, 18:04

Bit more progress today. I fabricated a hot bulb cover out of 3mm plate. I think I am nearly ready for a trial run. Just need to work out how!



I also seemed to have acquired a dynamo. It must be from a coach, it ha LMS cast into it.


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Post by matt86 on Sat May 11 2013, 19:09

Some nice fabrication there .

Once you got her running would be nice of a video on here .

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