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First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by JONESEY on Sat Nov 14 2009, 22:22

This is the Sandwich 1 1/2hp that I have just imported.
The chap I got it from said the last time it ran was 30 years ago it was at the back of his Barn covered in Hay.
I cleaned the cobwebs out of the Mag and cleaned the spark plug. I fitted a new fuel valve cleaned cab needle.
Not a lot of compreshion pulled her over buy hand not a lot happened.
Plug out put some petrol in the plug hole screwed plug back in ,swung her over and away she went.
A bit smokey oiled everthing up that moved had her running for 3 hours. Not a lot of smoke now , excellent compreshion
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Post by Statman on Sun Nov 15 2009, 00:46

Nice one Chris!!

Looks really good i bet your chuffed its working again!

A little bit less glamourous i bought a Lister Diesel had bugger all compression oiled everything up started it up ran it for 10 mins then i stopped it then it had tons of compression

Whats your plans with the sandwich now?

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Post by squirrel on Sun Nov 15 2009, 00:56

looks goor sir.

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by stationary stu on Sun Nov 15 2009, 12:09

Wow way to go Chris, you must ov had a grin from ear to ear when she fired up. A very nice looking engine, got to say I've never heard of one but it does look the business, do you have a build date for it? When on the subject do you manage to get the build dates for all your engines or just the more popular ones.
Will this engine get the full make over? It looks good either way.

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 15 2009, 18:23

Thats a nice looking beast.
not enough pennies to get any open crank atm, just got to try and steal the Sattley back of my Uncle.

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by JONESEY on Sun Nov 15 2009, 18:41

Thanks for replys, I cant make my mind up to compleatly restore it or not.
I think Mike D wants to take it to some rallys next year as it is Laughing better not upset him I wount get any work out of him Laughing Laughing Laughing .
Laughing As for dateing the engine I am in the middle of getting a reprint of the bill of sale, thats whats so good about American engines they are really into the history over there, and they love to help you
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Post by Foden on Sun Nov 15 2009, 18:44

It looks great Chris, I reckon that It would take a little more work to bring me to life if I had been asleep for 30 + years though!

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 15 2009, 20:13

JONESEY wrote:Thanks for replys, I cant make my mind up to compleatly restore it or not.
I think Mike D wants to take it to some rallys next year as it is Laughing better not upset him I wount get any work out of him Laughing Laughing Laughing .
Laughing As for dateing the engine I am in the middle of getting a reprint of the bill of sale, thats whats so good about American engines they are really into the history over there, and they love to help you
Chris Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Got to keep it as is looks ace!

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Post by Lister John on Sun Nov 15 2009, 20:50

Statman wrote:Nice one Chris!!

Looks really good i bet your chuffed its working again!

A little bit less glamourous i bought a Lister Diesel had bugger all compression oiled everything up started it up ran it for 10 mins then i stopped it then it had tons of compression

Whats your plans with the sandwich now?

Adam

Just a little oil back round the rings & bore will soon restore any compression, Try it when we put your wolsley back together but be prepared for the smoke at first! lol!

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Post by Lister John on Sun Nov 15 2009, 20:51

Looks lovely Chris, Any chance of seeing it when I come up with Ryan in a couple of weeks? Very Happy

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Post by JONESEY on Sun Nov 15 2009, 20:55

You can come over and see it when ever you want ,If I now what day your coming I think I have 6 engines up here at the moment. If I am not going to be about I will leave Mike the key Help your selfs to a beer there loads in the fridge in the garage Laughing Laughing
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Post by Lister John on Sun Nov 15 2009, 21:02

JONESEY wrote:You can come over and see it when ever you want ,If I now what day your coming I think I have 6 engines up here at the moment. If I am not going to be about I will leave Mike the key Help your selfs to a beer there loads in the fridge in the garage Laughing Laughing
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Very kind of you, dont let Ryan find out about the beer though lol! lol! lol!

Ill let you know the date for definate when ryan gets back

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by Statman on Sun Nov 15 2009, 21:11

Ryan Beer and Camera dont mix it brings the Cornish out of him

Lol!!

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by Guest on Sun Nov 15 2009, 21:38

An oily rag will make it come up a treat.

Lovely engine all the same .

The yanks make some braw engines.

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by JONESEY on Sun Nov 15 2009, 22:05

The Yank stuff is so simple, why I am just collecting them turned my back on British stuff is you can get the parts. The Sandwich in the photos I dont have a crank handle for it 3 E-mails later a chap cast me one on Thursday for $25.00 and $10.00 to post to me I have about loads of big British engines to sort out once my new house is finished they can all go
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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by mike d on Sun Nov 15 2009, 23:18

very nice......

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Post by SmokeyJoe on Mon Nov 16 2009, 09:28

What a lovely original engine.

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by BRASSO on Mon Nov 16 2009, 19:58

Beautiful engine Chris, you must be really pleased.

You know what I am going to say, I like to see engines done up with a nice shiny coat of new paint. But thats just what I would do.

Either way, you must be well pleased with your purchase.

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Re: First Time Running in 30 Years

Post by JONESEY on Mon Nov 16 2009, 22:14

Martin I cant make my mind up The detail on these engines are great Jet Black with Gold pin stripes and pale blue lining and the Sandwich name in gold , they look great.
I am just finishing a Headless Fairbanks Morse of so in no rush, thanks for comments
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Post by mike d on Tue Nov 17 2009, 10:04

i recon leave it for a year to see what reaction you get on the rally field....

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 19 2009, 15:47

JONESEY wrote:Martin I cant make my mind up The detail on these engines are great Jet Black with Gold pin stripes and pale blue lining and the Sandwich name in gold , they look great.
I am just finishing a Headless Fairbanks Morse of so in no rush, thanks for comments
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Does sound cool!

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its a really good feeling

Post by RAB on Tue Nov 24 2009, 22:00

when you can get them running after not being run from some time rendeer

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