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1937 Brush horizontal opposed twin oil engine


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Old 07-31-2009, 05:00:32 PM
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Default 1937 Brush horizontal opposed twin oil engine

This engine is now thankfully in preservation as a running engine on Malta:



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Very neat engine! What was it originally used for? I am surprised that it was run with the outboard bearing top off!
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I think it was part of the secret flour mill on Malta.

There wouldn't be a problem with that bearing with no load on the engine.
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Very cool and a great sounding engine. If that engine has been in place since the 30's it's surprising that it survived the intense Axis bombing during the war.
Diescipline, thanks for posting and if you are in communication with the guys on site pass along my appreciation as a second generation Maltese here in the states ( Detroit) ... and although my command of the native language is pretty rusty I think I picked up the humor when commenting on the stack exhaust emission " do we have a Pope yet? "

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Default Re: 1937 Brush horizontal opposed twin oil engine

Hi Guys,
This Maltese engine, s/n 229, was installed to pump water from a gallery 149 feet underground. It was originally connected to a right-angle Power Plant speed increaser. There was also an electrically driven motor pump so the operator had a choice. At some point, the set up was changed and the right angle drive dispensed with. The 4 cylinder engine has a 13.75" bore and 20" stroke, and develops 340bhp.

For more information, have a look at my web site:
http://brush-oilengines.webeden.co.uk/#
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Beautiful flat four cylinder. That thing has to be quite smooth while running.
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They were exceptionally smooth in use. Coins have been balanced on them without toppling. Whilst one was undergoing fuel test, the examiner arranged to have the engine - one exactly like the Maltese version - unbolted from the test bed. He then ran it up to full speed (about 330 rpm) and placing his finger on the bedplate, could detect no lateral movements in it at all.
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