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3 minutes ago, Athy said:

 

Kelvin Hughes? Didn't he play right-half for Leicester City?

Keeping on topic with Kelvins, Kelvin Burt raced for Volvo in the BTCC in the 1990's.

 

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Apparently there was a Bolinder register - it was kept /started by a Chris Lloyd off NB Stour.

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On 22/12/2018 at 16:11, Athy said:

Kelvin was indeed a Glaswegian manufacturer of engines, run by a family called Bergius and located in Dobbie's Loan which is probably not as picturesque as it sounds. Their speciality was fishing boat engines and they survived until fairly recent times. This is from memory, I'm sure others will give more accurate information.

 

Kelvin Hughes? Didn't he play right-half for Leicester City?

Yosser Hughes was the Skipper of the Titanic?

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So only minnow has a 9hp Bolinder and that may not be the case any more, no more northern joshers have there original engines? 

 

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On 22/12/2018 at 12:18, BEngo said:

If you look at really big yellow earth movers and dump trucks some are badged VolvoBM.  The BM stands for Bolinder Munktell.

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Ah. Very good, didn't know the Volvo/Bolinder link. 

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There's a large Kelvin Hughes Electronics company in Ilford and Watham Cross that specialize in radar.

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All the FMC fish named boats were originally fitted with the 9hp pup in a shorter engine room. So short that the fuel tank had a dish to clear the boatman's leg when kicking.

They were a snappy engine that had to be run hard to keep them warm, unlike the more docile 15hp model. Because the engine was much lighter, the prop shaft on the fishes is mounted 2" lower in the in the swim to keep the blade in the water when empty.

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On 24/12/2018 at 15:22, cereal tiller said:

Yosser Hughes was the Skipper of the Titanic?

"Gi' us a job, I can do dah" 

They did and look what happened

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On 25/12/2018 at 01:37, TimYoung said:

All the FMC fish named boats were originally fitted with the 9hp pup in a shorter engine room. So short that the fuel tank had a dish to clear the boatman's leg when kicking.

They were a snappy engine that had to be run hard to keep them warm, unlike the more docile 15hp model. Because the engine was much lighter, the prop shaft on the fishes is mounted 2" lower in the in the swim to keep the blade in the water when empty.

The success of the Fish Class motors was following the modification of Clover, Cactus, Clematis and Cypress

 

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My dog had a litter of pups aboard 'Jaguar'.  Some of the pups went to Thames Lock-keepers.

 

Kelvin Hughes moved to Basingstoke after the War, later they became part of Smiths Industries.  My uncle worked for them as a pattern maker.  Makers of instruments for the Marine trade. (Seagoing - not canals).

Kelvin Diesels are now owned by British Polar Engines, still in Glasgow.

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