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Old 07-31-2009, 09:23:47 AM
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Hi guy's.

Some one recommended I check this place out so here I am

Lottsa stuff to take in !!

Don't have many engines as I struggle for space , but I have :-

Lister CS S-O-M , Lister A , Onan W2C , Continental power packet (flat 6 air cooled aero motor converted to stationary plant for the US military) which I need info on , and a few small single cylinder gas engines.

Eventually I would like to acquire a large old diesel
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Diesciple,
Welcome Aboard, Mate !
In 1970, I lived in Diss, near Framlingham, Suffolk.
Tooled about in a 1950 Anglia, and on nice days, a 500 cc Norton w/ sidecar and fairing. Those were the days.

I'm officially a steam nut, but do play around with Internal Fire,
often out of necessity more than fun. Have the worlds best job in a combined cycle power plant, best of both. All turbines, though, no pistons in this money machine.
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Hey dude,

Ah , the old angle box !! And a biker to !! I am heavily into bikes , mainly classics. Was the Norton an ES2 OHV or a M series side valver ?
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Hello Noob :

Welcome to Noobia, home of the noobians. Or is that noobionians ???

Anyway, welcome aboard and enjoy !

Just started on here myself last November, and have found it to be highly addictive.... spending way too much time here, but enjoying every minute of it.

Your continental military engine almost sounds like what Preston Tucker did when he built the 1948 Tucker automobile using a 6 cylinder opposed helecopter engine that was originally air cooled. He put a jacket around it making it water cooled and put it in the back of the car.
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Hey there Otto !

Yeah , that Continental is interesting. It's still air cooled , by a massive cast fan at one end. The crankcase and cylinders are enclosed in a sheet metal cover so the air is ducted around the heads and cylinders. It is self contained with a 24 volt alternator and electric start with a governor to control speed against load. Also the lube system is wet sump instead of dry in the aviation application.
Evidently the military thought they could save some bucks by converting an already plentiful design into stationary field power plant. Heaven knows how much the gas bill would be though !!
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Noob from England,
I saw your post with the interest in motorcycles. I just put a 1972 Dunstall Norton 810 back on the road. Will post pictures and info this week. Been in storage since 1984.
John
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Nice machine !! It's one British make I have never owned any example of ! Triumph , Enfield , BSA , Vincent , Matchless , Ariel , AJS , but strangely ,never a Norton. Quite fancy a Manx some day , would have to be a rep though ! Look forward to seeing the pix.
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hi and welcome to the forum for a fellow englishman

your right there is a lot going on on this site
its great

would love to spend a few months in the USA
just driving round exploring whats out there.

regards mike.
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That makes two of us then !! Would love to explore some long forgotten small town garages and workshops , also junk yards , aircraft grave yards etc etc !! Problem is I'd probably need a container to get it all back to the UK !!
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ya, your not wrong
i could spend months out and about just exploring
who knows what you mite find
if its anything like over here,when i go to see an engine i 9times out of 10 buy it.
im running out of garden to put them in.

regards mike.
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Diesciple,
Just took digital pix of the Dunstall Norton. It was picked up at the Dunstall Works in 1972 and he toured England for about 6 months. The origional owner brought it back to the US and I bought it from him in 1974.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:36:37 AM
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Super cool ! That is one very desirable motorcycle , you don't see many of these even in the UK . Great story to !
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