Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
markalistair

Information required

Featured Posts

Good evening, I`m looking for any information about the Maclaren 3 cylinder M3 Mark 2 runs at 66bhp @ 1000rpm. I am trying to date the engine and what it was possibly used for. 

20180602_133306.jpg

20180602_133433.jpg

20180602_133405.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to look after a six cylinder one in a locomotive. Reckon it's around 1956/7. Yours is possibly a compressor motor . Seen them in gas plants too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A web site called 'Skippy's Random Ramblings' shows a photo of what appears to be an exactly similar M3 Mk. 2 and states that it was built in 1952 and that it used to power a swing bridge on the Manchester Ship Canal. The firm ceased trading in 1959 so that's the latest it could be.

McLaren's were, alongside Fowler and Marshall, one of the traction engine manufacturers who turned their hand to internal combustion engines, so perhaps it may have powered a road roller. They did dieselise some steam ploughing engines but these, being larger machines, had six-cylinder engines.

Does it go?

Edited by Athy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It currently looks to be set up to drive line shafting or agricultural macinery through a wide leather or canvas belt off the drum.

 

I think McLaren were swallowed up by Petter- IIRC the PD series were officially Petter-McLaren engines. Have you tried the stationary engine sites for info? It is also likely that there will be some information and maybe a manual on the Internal Fire website.  They also have the Petter Archive.

N

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife used to work for Lincoln Diesels Ltd, who specialise in parts and refurbishing Lister, Perkins, Petter engines and so on. She'd not heard of McLaren but if they were absorbed by Petter then maybe a call to LD might turn some information up. They're a helpful bunch. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Sbg said:

My wife used to work for Lincoln Diesels Ltd, who specialise in parts and refurbishing Lister, Perkins, Petter engines and so on. She'd not heard of McLaren but if they were absorbed by Petter then maybe a call to LD might turn some information up. They're a helpful bunch. 

I don't think they were actually absorbed by Petter, though both firms did eventually belong to the same parent company. But yes, Lincoln Diesels sounds like a good avenue to follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well if you can trust Wikipedia......

 

Quote

After the war the group was obtained by British Electrical Group, with Petter spun off in 1949 joining another engine manufacturer, J&H McLaren & Co., at the old Lagonda works in Egham Hythe near Staines, Middlesex, employing over 1,000 people at its peak. In 1957 the company was acquired by Hawker-Siddeley and some production was moved to Hamble as the reorganized company was split into four groups within Hawker-Siddeley Brush Group—Petter Staines (small engines), Petter Generator Divisions, Petter Marine Division, Petter Service Division and Thermo-King Division (building refrigeration units under license from the US firm Thermo-King).


As BEngo suggest, the air-cooled PD series diesels were indeed marketed as Petter-McLaren

I'm not sure about the suitability of OP's engine in a narrow boat though - might be better for water-skiing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the information and thoughts. J H Maclaren where a renowned steam engine manufacturing company and later 

went into diesel, even supplying Benz with the first diesel engine for a car. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the information and thoughts. J H Maclaren where a renowned steam engine manufacturing company and later 

went into diesel, even supplying Benz with the first diesel engine for a car. 

The engine runs very well. I tried to put a video on but too large will try to make smaller and try again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only just seen this as I've been off the site for a couple of years. Did you get anything sorted. The McClaren mentioned above on Skippys page is now in the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port. I can get a copy of a manual if you want. I'm actually looking for anyone who carries spares for this , if indeed any are left!

MAC3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.