Unknown engine - Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Identification' started by dhammond, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. dhammond

    dhammond New Member

    Below are pictures of an engine I got towards the end of last year. Its original owner had passed away and his son did not know much about it apart from he had seen it running when he was young in his fathers farm connected to a dynamo to charge batteries.

    It is not currently running as there is no spark from the magneto. The magneto is marked M-L Coventry. The pickup to the magneto is broken and I have yet to find a replacement (any suggestions). I suspect that I will probably change it to a Lucas RS1 if I can find an anticlockwise one anywhere so I can at least get the engine running. I cannot find any makers mark on the engine.

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    I have looked on the internet and have yet to see an image that matches this engine.
     
  2. miley_bob

    miley_bob Member

    Looks like a very heavily modified Leek. I would love to see the governors at work :lol: :lol:
     
  3. dhammond

    dhammond New Member

    Finally got the magneto off. The magneto is a M-L Coventry type K1 (no CA 41411). Does anyone know where I can get a pickup for this?

    Regards,

    David
     
  4. miley_bob

    miley_bob Member

    See me reply on the SE forum.
     
  5. Philipagri

    Philipagri Member

    Yes, a very heavily modified Leek. I hope the weights are firmly bolted on to the flywheels!
    Mine doesn't have a governor at all, speed is controlled by the amount of fuel admitted.
     
  6. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    I've seen a Hartop modified to face cam operation for one valve but to see both valves operated like this must be virtually unique. The profiles look a bit savage. As others have said, I'd like to see it run, just out of curiosity.

    Mark
     

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