Open Museum Archive

McLaren DH
Object ID9
Date1947-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:LN:2003:030
StatusNot On Display
Category Archived
Collection IDCastell Pridd Engines
Made ByPetter McLaren
Made InLeeds, England
DescriptionHorizontal single cylinder four stroke diesel engine driving a 13kva 3 phase alternator
LocationPower Hall 1
ConditionIn Storage
History
2010-05-28

After being in storage for sometime the engine has now been exchanged for two Turner V twin diesel engines. These engines will be donated to the museum.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Inlet Valve
2004-06-20

Lack of lubrication to the inlet valve caused it to stick

Modification to allow wick feed oiler on side of head for feed.


Cosmetic Restoration
2008-05-03

Engine required cosmetic restoration on arrival

Following external storage for a number of years there was no trace of paint on the engine.

Car radiator used for cooling was removed as was the fuel tank.