Norman twin cylinder engines HELP

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Prof, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Prof

    Prof New Member

    Hello, I am very new to both this forum, and to stationary engines. I have been given a Norman Twin cylinder engine and can find no history about it on the web (I only collected it yesterday 21st Dec 05) it is my hope to get the thing going but without a carb. and its assocciated linkage and manifolds I will be struggling a bit, It has no exhaust system or a starting handle, the spark plugs seem to be wateproof as they are enclosed in tubes. Im guessing but looking at the few pictures I have found on the Web that its a Norman T300 Mk1.
    What year is it?
    What were these engines for?
    where were they made?
    Can I obtain parts like carb, exhaust, starting handle,
    Instruction book,
    Should it have enclosure for fan cooling like a VW Beetle?
    Any help would be very very welcome, I am in Mid Wales UK and now Im off up the shed to fiddle with it. Prof
     
  2. pockets

    pockets New Member

    I take it you may have looked at , petternut.co.uk
    And seen the pics, Ask the man he may be able to help. :idea:
     
  3. pockets

    pockets New Member

    also try stationairemotoren.hl/instruction.html
    This guy seems/may have a booklet of some sort on morman t300
     
  4. pockets

    pockets New Member

    You didnt look very far did u?, there seems to be downloadable manuals on this site relaiting to the norman t300.
    RESEARCH.
     
  5. Prof

    Prof New Member

    :?:

    [b]Well actulay I did look, in fact I spent half a day researching, but when one has little idea of where to look, one finds it, er! less easy than others may do.

    Anyway thanks to this museum and its collection of manuals, also several other people around the world, I have no downloadwd a Norman Manual & parts list.

    I know need to find a carb and all its manifolds and linkages, get it fired up then see whether to do a real restoration or just leave it and run it. Thanks for your interest. Prof
     
  6. pockets

    pockets New Member

    if you want a silencer for it there is one on ebay, look under heading stationary engine, GL.
     
  7. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    The very engine that started me in this hobby :) I still have it and it runs like a Swiss watch.

    I'd be pleased to help but cannot offer spares of the required bits with the exception of NOS shielded leads for the screened spark plugs. The shielding is to eradicate radio interference as the engines were originally designed for portable radio generators

    It will run perfectly happily for test purposes without any exhaust though it is somewhat noisy and the flames are impressive !

    The carb is a Solex FHG.

    Before attempting a start do please change the oil and clean the filter - girt brass nut halfway down the side

    hth
    Roland Craven
     
  8. Prof

    Prof New Member

    It will run perfectly happily for test purposes without any exhaust though it is somewhat noisy and the flames are impressive !

    The carb is a Solex FHG.

    Thanks Roland, I now know what carb to look for and what these engines were made for , so I am getting there,
    Im really glad that I stumbled on this web site/forum its helped me a lot. I cannot wait to get this thing going, the flywheel was tight in one area so I whipped a head of and there was a little surface rust in the bore, a drop of oil cured it, the valves have been ground in I see and the piston decoked and shiny, then I reckon it got left out and neglected. keep you eyes open for a card and I will forever be in your debt. Paul. Oh! love your web sight (& shed)
     

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