Can you identify this engine?

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Justin Faithfull
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Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:40 am

Here is a picture of an engine from the Kilgarvan Motor Museum (in Southern Ireland).
Motorcycle Engine (low res).jpg
Help with identification please.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:57 am

I cant help but the place is on my list of things i missed so need to go back to Ireland for.


ps. i think its a single :lol:
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Rick Parkington » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:17 pm

Hmmm, no idea Justin. Looks like a mid twenties Brown and Barlow carb, don't recognise the oil pump, frame section suggests it has come out of a bike rather than a staionary engine but where does the mag chain drive from? ?Ufortunately picture is a bit too low res for more detailed scrutiny.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:44 pm

Here is a better image (I hope) of the timing side.

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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:53 pm

Timing side.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:54 pm

Here is the drive side.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:56 pm

Interesting point about the magneto drive, don't know where that goes!?!?! I must admit I thought someone might recognise the type of oil pump.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Rick Parkington » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:58 pm

It looks reminishcent of a Model P Triumph engine but that decompresor on the top of the timing chest is a bit weird. Obviously the camshaft extension which is currently driving the oil pump could have originally driven a mag and the engine could have been hand pump fed but I can't imagine whyyou would want tofit a pump INSTEAD of a mag. Very strange.

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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:25 pm

The oil pump is a bit like Royal Enfield - mid 1920's.
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Re: Can you identify this engine?

Unread post by graffian » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:31 am

Ariel? Didn't some of them have the mag driven off the primary side?

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