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Old 07-07-2005, 09:34:43 PM
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I just ret;d home with this one--40-1/2in flys--hp-???kero--and hit-miss--anyone know anything about a critter like this?? R&V
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Hi Ihorse. What a nice find. Your engine is an 8hp R Line 'Triumph Line' Root & Van Dervoort. The major castings on the engine (and the engine number) should have an ER prefix.
The kerosene option is very unusual (I only know of about 5 at the moment). Yours has the suction style as apposed to the fuel pump/ overflow type that I have on my 12hp L Line engine.
Below is a picture of the same carby as yours applied to a L Line engine. The only real difference is in the cold air intake.

Your engine looks very complete even down to the big kerosene muffler which is usually missing off these engines. Here is my 12hp:

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"anyone know anything about a critter like this"

I know of a place where that rust could be taken off your hands...put in to a nice old iron home, so just slap a 37 cent stamp on it and I will send my address

Very nice engine

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What about the wizard mag and all that ---normal--special--wrong-???
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The Wizard magnetos seem to be fairly common on the R Line R&Vs. There are two types, the upside down type as on your engine and the upright type as seen on this smaller engine.

R&V engines are very sweet running engines (I am a little biased) but are not common in the larger sizes. The majority of surviving Triumph Line engines seem to be smaller sizes (4hp and smaller).
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