Fratelli Guidetti, Motori Universali Condor

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Skankin_giant, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Active Member

    Picked up this little beauty from Milan, was on ebay just over the M4 from me so thought it was worth a pop.
    Seems to be ex-Italian military circa WW2 and was originally part of a generator set. It's in lovely original condition and is beautifully made, the magneto is a lovely lump of aluminium.

    I found some pictures of a backpack set which I sent into SEM previously, happy to have an example of one of the engines now.

    Anyone here a expert in Italian engines? s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg s-l1600.jpg thumbnail_7bf1237c.jpg thumbnail_c1103d0c.jpg
     
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  2. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    That's interesting and very unusual Steve; hope to read more about it in SEM in the not too distant future.
    Eric
     
  3. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Active Member

    I've found some company information so will put something together over the weekend.
     
  4. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Excellente!
    E
     
  5. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Active Member

    Few more images of the little Condor, even managed to get it going today! Trying to think how I could run anything off it, it looks like the original generator were a friction fit on a rubber like ring.

     
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  6. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Active Member

    Got the little WW2 Italian Motori Condor A1 tanked up and ready to go. Will paint the tank when I get around to it, tidy up the base and make sure it's all bolted down tight. All in all pleased with the little thing. Would love to get the proper base and generator for it.
    Sorry Eric I didn't use your tank, let me know if you want it sent back.

     
  7. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    I do like that. An example of why Italy traditionally had a reputation for high quality precision engineering.
     
  8. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Active Member

    Yes is it a bit more Moto Guzzi than Fiat Panda.
     
  9. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    and certainly not Indesit or Hotpoint!!
     
  10. Victoria

    Victoria Member

    Steve,
    Hang on to the tank, it's a little reminder of the Duchy for you....! Equally you are more likely to have a use in future for it than me.
    Eric
     

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