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    Putnal Field
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  1. Does it have its original engine? I remember that Albert Brookes purchased it from Claytons and fitted it into his first narrowboat named Glenfied in circa 1968/9. It could have been reunited by now. You no doubt remember the boat Pete as it was converted from a day boat at Bumblehole and kept at Windmill End may also have been at Valencia Wharf as Albert went on to work for the Allen Brothers Steve
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    Injector Puller

    Gardners puller is a special bolt which screws into the leak off connection. as per picture and a flat bar which sits across the head I use a slide hammer directly into the same fitting. The thread is somewhat obscure as it is an Admiralty Thread 7/16 whit form x 24 TPI. As Mark says there is no copper washer just conical seat on the injecter nut against a taper in the head. They can get tight with carbon build up between the nozzle and the head Steve
  3. This is the one you need assuming its the manifold to head one that is leaking https://gardnerspares.com/product/lxb-lw-exhaust-manifold-packing/ or https://gardnerspares.com/product/steel-exhaust-packing-rectangular/ if its the outlet one. Spanner size for the manifold clamp is 5/16" whitworth, thread size is 3/8" Whitworth, same for the outlet flange if it has the original pins Steve
  4. Well mine not only has to help support the weight of two 13kg bottles plus part of the weight of the locker itself it also doubles as a step to get up on to the roof so has to support another 95kg when I step on it. As it is adjacent to the helm position it gets used may times a day to sit up onto the cabin, never had a problem the bolts coming loose
  5. My gas clocker is a five sided box with a wooden lid and is completely removable. it is bolted into the surounding steel work, some of the bolts being at about 1/3rd up from the bottom. Its been like that since the boat was built in the mid 1980's and has never been an issue Steve
  6. You would need to undo the pipe that exits left on the photograph and remove the adaptor union from the filter housing, the hole is then at the bottom of the tapped hole.The hole is 0.018" or 0.457mm in diameter so is not so easy to see. An easier way to check it is to remove the pipe and operate the lift pump manually fuel should flow out of the hole. In my experience if the hole is blocked then the engine will run for a short period then dies as the fuel has become aireated and the pump then needs bleeding again, so if your enine is running happily then its doubtfull that you have a problem
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    Ram pump

    Hi have sent you a personal message Steve
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    Ram pump

    I should be able to resleeve it for you and am nearer than N being just outside of Stourbridge PM me if you cannot find anyone nearer Steve
  9. Only by a little bit 0.3 bar = 4.36112 PSI
  10. Looking at the datasheet the range is pretty much the same as the Square D one. Telemecanique own Square D Looking at the picture they have a very similar action but with an updated switch which resembles a motor contacter. As the Squre D Pumptrol switch has been around for at least 35 years to my knowledge maybe this will become its replacement. Steve
  11. I would agree that the data sheets seem to make it difficult and it does depend on which one you find to look at Switches with either FSW2 or FSG2 as part of their number have a Cut in of 5-45 psi Differential adjustment of 15-30 psi Cut in Range 20-65 psi So setting the cut in at 25 minus the lowest differential gives you 10 psi cut in The J20 means that the Cut out pressure is within the 20-40 psi range as standard At least thats the way that I read it. You dont need to have an account as such with RS but you do need to have a user Id and the price that you see is what you pay. i.e no extra for postage Steve
  12. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pressure-switches/1242125/ This one should do the job it is within the range that you need but will need adjusting to match your needs. Steve
  13. 20 If they all make it 10 Stationary Engines 9 Commercial Vehicles
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    Gardner 5L3

    The books that I have relating to L3 engines list the Marine version as 900rpm max, Industrial versions were rated up to 1200rpm intermittent It would appear that the info given on the sales information is for max engine speed. I'm sure that it would run quite happily at full throttle all day long, although I can imagine that most would be run slightly below this for comfort. I don't have any experience of running an L3 (LW and L2 being my area of expertise) If you are on facebook you might try the Gardner Diesel Engine group for more information , I know that there are some members on there running L3's. Re the gearbox, 2UC boxes wont fit on L3 engines, (they are considerably different in size) It maybe that it has a 3UC type 2 which is causing the confusion. Steve
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