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tom_c

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  1. The exhaust manifold is from a lighthouse engine, there is something odd about the inlet manifold, extra holes in the top of it. Tom
  2. I had a tubeless tyre deflate rapidly on the front of my Orange, I now run an inner tube in the front and tubeless for the rear, with a puncture in an inner tube you at least have a bit of time to stop before it deflates completely, with a tubeless setup you are usually going OTB,
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    Kelvin F4 rebuild

    a short video of the engine running on two cylinders
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    Kelvin F4 rebuild

    The round flanged piece is a hub from a large fan, it just happens to be about the right size to fit the mounting. I have quite a few of them. I am keeping a magneto as a spare but they are not the most reliable of things. With this system I will be able to have multiple sparks for each firing stroke but still retain the manual ignition timing control the whole system will have cost less than a magneto ht coil rewind! Tom
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    Kelvin F4 rebuild

    Sorry for the long delay since the last update, today I started on the electronic ignition system to replace the magneto, this will use a trigger wheel and a sensor and bolts in place of the magneto. Just awaiting the the arrival of some bearings and can then assemble and fit to the engine. Tom
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    K2 on ebay

    Already seen that one, same problems though with salt water corrosion, I am looking at fabricating a block, just to see if it would work Tom
  7. Has the boat been overplated?
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    Trivia question

    some of the diesels had no provision for mounting the gearchange on the gearbox, this looks like it is just the cover for one of those. Tom
  9. but that would not have been anything to worry about for the GUCCCo as london would not have been full of fat boats tied up for miles with people living on them as an alternative to housing, and any boats would have been tied up properly. I believe the main reason for the slightly smaller blade is that they were always towing. Tom
  10. 24 x 17 sounds about right looking at the ex national blade that was fitted to Banstead when we got her, the GU boats were all towing a butty which does affect the size of the blade slightly, they would also have not followed the modern practice of overpropping to make a nice sound for hours of running at low speeds. it would be interesting to see how the original blade works with a loaded pair, if you can find enough water! Tom
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    Kelvin F4 rebuild

    Progress has been slow over the last couple of months, but the engine is roughly in position in the boat, next step is aligning it with the shaft then I will start on the fuel tanks and plumbing
  12. I am interested, not sure when I'd be able to collect as work is getting in the eway for the next couple of weekends
  13. I have done one on an F but that doesn’t really help much. that K was smoking quite a lot, a good thrash on a river might help it Tom
  14. That depends on how it is held in gear, is the boat Frodsham? Tom
  15. Hi Mike, the bearing arrangement on the diesels is different, they have a bearing housing bolted to the crankcase containing the bearing, it just depends what is fitted to the end of the crank, is it a marine engine or a lighthouse engine? I have a pair of 13/15HP poppet valve cranks, one marine and one land engine the two cranks are significantly different but I'm not sure the K's followed suit Tom
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