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casper ghost

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casper ghost last won the day on April 11 2018

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  • Birthday 07/05/1982

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    Llangollen/Shroppie canals

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  1. Wash your mouth out, no foul language on this site.. Casp'
  2. Sold the Dorman. The chap is going to restore it to show at vintage engine rallies.. mounting it permanently on a trailer and even running it with a propeller in a perspex box. I can't wait to see it once it's finished.. He also bought my old Armstrong Siddley AS1.
  3. Can't imagine a Prince coming for it, unless Harry is building a shell..
  4. Not on eBay yet, but I'm thinking of selling my Dormant 2DSM as it's just sitting in the garage and I can't see me building another shell, which is what I got it for.
  5. Maybe we need a spin off competition to see who can Photoshop that photo the best..
  6. I haven't read anything against it in the rules...
  7. You could at least video the exhaust stack, like I did last week. I sit by my boat sipping tea waiting for the day a nice single cylinder pops by, only Sabbs and Yanmars so far. though I did pass a boat with a K1 many year's ago at Audlem..
  8. On my brother's HR2, we first used an old, big, fire extinguisher, but it was too loud so replaced it with a Fordson Major silencer. My Ruston has a self made silencer, which is really just a 10" diameter x 14" cylinder, it's quite loud.. I've never seen a video of your Kelvin with the boat in motion... Casp'
  9. My 2vth died... a 2vsh would be a bit big for the engine hole, and I had decided to go back to single cylinders, so the 1VSH seemed the biggest manageable engine. Parts are hard to get, but I have a spare engine.. I have a Dorman 2dsm in the garage that is fully marine and all working, also an Armstrong Siddeley AS1 in the shed.. The Dorman is physically too big for my boat, one day i'll sell it or build a shell for it..
  10. Odd that the Ruston seems so cheap in comparison. I have a spare, fully working, Ruston in the shed too. I hope to fully rebuild it and then swap it for the one in the boat, if I ever get around to it.. Casp'
  11. That JP1 is a lot, I paid £30 for my Ruston, sort of.. I looked at getting a jp1, not much between them really, same diameter piston too. Casp'
  12. Ok, so it's not very fast, but it does get there.. to get around the governed max rm of 1000, I have fitted a separate wire throttle off the top of the governor arm which allows more revs when needed, (got the idea from a friend's Kelvin J2 which had one fitted) only really for getting loose when aground or stopping, though it did achieve 4mph with about 1200 rpm along the moss straight.. Going to fit a slightly bigger prop too and then i'll leave it as it is.. My friend has a fully recon HR2 he's trying to sell me, which will fit the engine hole, but that would be quick and wouldn't sound as nice.. I get a lot of comments from passers by, one chap was telling his wife about the steam coming out the chimney, lol, another asked if it was a standard diesel engine? and one chap asked if it was a bolinder...!! I wish... Casp'
  13. Spoke to the previous owner of my spare engine, he never touched the governor weights and he doesn't think it would rev to 1500.. if I find there are also no bolts in the governor weights on the boat engine then it'll mean there is nothing I can do about the governor, but it's a bit of work to check.. I could put the flywheel back on the spare and start it up to see what it revs up to, if it Max's out at 1000 then I'm stuck.
  14. Using that prop calc, it shows that the, once I have sorted the governor, the optimum speed of 5.13 knots is achieved with a 19 x 14, I currently have an 18 x 15 and 18 is the biggest diameter I can comfortably fit on.
  15. That ties with what I was expecting.. this engine is definitely plated as the lower rpm model, I guess a previous owner must have removed the bolts to increase revs, just lik I want to do on my boat engine..
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