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  1. Sheep shearer? Engine could hook over the pen.
  2. Could the gearbox on the end of the shaft be getting hot due to lack of lubricant? I take it the guard is in position and line cutter blade is present? Reason I ask is when I worked on hire machines we we would get them back with the guard moved up the shaft so more line would feed out, I was told this put more strain on the gearbox so the hirer would be charged for a new one.
  3. I know what 'dagging' is, but what's 'crutching'?
  4. Copied from UK Stationary Engine Forum (forumotion.com), please spread the word. An enthusiast in Shropshire has had his entire engine collection stolen while away at a family bereavement in Devon. Enthusiasts offered any items resembling the following are requested to contact the West Midlands Police, address as supplied below: The Police details are as follows: Crime Number 22/72262/21, West Midlands Police Constable Jamie Magee 07817 158319 or 101 ext 7773906 Unfortunately there are no surviving photographs of any of stolen items and just the serial number of the Victoria{2868) but the following is a list: Victoria 7HP, S/N 2868 * Amanco 2.75HP on trolley{engine painted green) * Fairbanks 3HP on skids (Salter & Stokes suppliers transfer} * Lister B 3HP on skids * Lister A 3HP as found Bamford 1.5HPon 2 wheel trolley * Petter M 5 HP as found Fowler i.5HP radiator cooled dismantled Lister D 1.5 hopper cooled * Lister D 15 radiator cooled * Lister D close coupled tank cooled with replica tank Fairbanks 1.5HP headless on skids * Fairbanks 3HP as found HT Wolesley 1.5HP WD8 painted blue * Lister L type twin with free-standing original radiator as found Lister L type on skids as found No cooling tank Lister Startamatic 1.5KW as found No control gear Land Rover engine 1948 incomplete Lister water pump Newton dynamo 24volt MAC centrifugal pump Old oak 4 wheel engine trolley Dennis 36’’mower with fibreglass grass box Howard Gem rotavator JAP engine incomplete and rusty Lister butter churn Petter A 1.5HP dismantled Asterisk denotes older restoration. All others are as found. These details are on Facebook and will appear shortly in Stationary Engine Magazine Thank you Eric
  5. Had good service from Paul at Meetens on the couple of occasions I've used them. Sad, but health comes first.
  6. Hello and welcome! Ex - military unit judging by the colour? The carb could be a variant of the Zenith 24T I think. I would be worth joining here as well: UK Stationary Engine Forum (forumotion.com) Good luck with the project!
  7. Lovely! Just needs a load of hay with a couple of members of ze resistance under it in the back...
  8. Looks like a Nettle? Probably not what you want growing on a seat...
  9. Sorry to drag this thread back from the dead but I've just got back from picking one of these up. I was only supposed to be picking up the Allam Minigen that I won on ebay but the guy said 'are you interested in this...?' Well, you know how it goes...
  10. I'm curious if anyone has actually tried using one of those drills. All I can think of is the potential broken wrist if the bit jams.
  11. Looks like the white plastic hook goes the other side of the vertical bit of the spring?
  12. Happy new year everyone! Here's to a better 2021!
  13. As far as value goes it's worth what someone wants to pay for it, I paid £64 for my MK15 (first one I bought), my MK12 was £10 and my MK25HS £15. The MK20 was £34 delivered IIRC. The MK25's were £30 each. These are all ebay prices for complete unrestored engines. I'm happy to spend more than the engines are worth to restore them as it's my hobby, and most if not all hobbies cost money to some extent. The 'V' engine was the designation given to wartime Villiers engines, the idea being that the company name and address didn't appear on them so if they fell into enemy hands they didn't give away information that could be used to locate targets for bombing. It's interesting that your engine has a separate plate with the Villiers name on, maybe it was a surplus engine sold after the war?
  14. Right, according to the May 1956 MK10 &12 and MK15 parts books the part number for the flywheel with cam and extractor nut but less fan is R.56 The March 1966 MK15 parts book gives a different part number, this could be just a number change for the same part?
  15. The Corgi engines were horizontal. According to the internet, Braves were sidevalve 4-stokes.
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