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9 minutes ago, john.k said:

.no thousand quid heads cast in mud hut using yak dung.

Oi, That's my secret ingredient. And I cast my BCN plates and things in my shed - not a mud hut. (Before anybody gets too excited I can't do cyl. heads or cast iron, theres a foundry in Bristol though who can though)

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6 hours ago, john.k said:

Godiva are a manufacturer of fire pumps,sprinkler booster pumps,etc.......very costly gear with very fine clearances...............and for some reason they loved Coventry Engines,which no one else does...............Your motor has been salvaged from a fire fighting set,and the old SCG box added................how many orphans in one lot.?

I'm pretty sure this is a factory marine engine.

 

springy

 

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47 minutes ago, springy said:

I'm pretty sure this is a factory marine engine.

 

springy

 

Well, the paint on the gearbox seems to match that on the engine, both in colour and in wear.

 

 

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OK,call it marine,...still an orphan,and no better than an anchor,unless you happen to have a shed full of spares............and the SCG is also an orphan........and probably the same issues with asbestos containing spares being dumped.........anything flexible from the last 100 years  will likely have asbestos in it........its that versatile............and also produces a very nice income for eggheads and tossers in spacesuits.

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Copper sandwich gaskets with no asbestos in the filling can be made to order for fair prices.  Non asbestos gearbox and clutch linings are also readily available. 

Big bits like pistons and heads are more difficult I agree but usually last well or can be repaired with new valves and or seats or replacement rings for example.

The SCG box will probably have imperial bearings, but these can be bought, and the gears should last a long time if they have been kept lubricated.  At the worst gears can be made.

 

All this ignores economic sense of course but if it was not there would be no vintage engines, traction engines or heritage steam.

N

 

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I had a perkins d152 in the first boat .

sounded like a tractor ran like a tractor, blew core plugs, blew the injection pump all in the first two years. Ended up with a vintage engine that did 12 years towing the butty on one set of injectors , and bi annual oil changes. My friend broke the gearbox but that was entirely his own fault..

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OK,thats my point......if a bit breaks in a 3/152,you can buy another same day,instead of searching for six month.....and I dont see that a Coventry would be any different in the sound department.........all 4cyls sound like tractors........

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