|Blackstone BSI Spring Injection Diesel|
|Collection ID||Internal Fire Core Collection|
|Made By||Blackstone & Co. Ltd|
|Made In||Stamford, England|
|Description||Single cylinder horizontal diesel engine with Blackstone patent spring injection.|
|Location||Blackstone Pump Room (Hall 5)|
Supplied to Joseph Turney & Sons Ltd, Aston, Birmingham.
14hp at 280 rpm
Fitted with three duplex rings (G/13535) on 18th December, 1931
|Conservation/ Maintenance History|
On arrival a check revealed that the air start equipment is missing along with main bearing ring oilers and cylinder quill feeds.
Notes from Tyne & Wear reveal that the engine had been converted to start from a Crossley 2hp petrol engine using countershaft and clutch.
The engine had been fitted with a replacement liner but the work was incomplete. The liner required removal and a missing front seal fitting. Drillings for the quills were required and new quills fabricated.
New piston rings were fitted
A new pump plunger was fabricated
Sideshaft bent probably as a result of improper slinging at some point, now straightened and checked.
The big-end was also found to be damaged with distortion in both halves.