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Old 11-24-2009, 08:08:54 PM
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Hi all,
has anyone herd of an Auster Engine? Ive never herd of it till the other day. I did a search on google but just got areoplanes.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:48:05 PM
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Hi william, if memory serves me right they are an english engine, a mate has a near complete one but with a badly cracked cylinder jacket,you see a few around at the rally from time to time,there was one at the last goldsmith rally,cheers Dave
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The Auster was made by the Hamilton Engineering Works, of Hamilton (a Brisbane suburb), Qld, from 1919. The carburettor was patented by Frederick Barnes, one of the company owners.
Sizes were 3.5 hp single and 8hp twin. The latter I have never seen. A reasonable number of singles exist.
From about 1921 the company name was changed to Auster Engineering Co.
Engine production may not have gone past the mid 20's.

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Old 11-26-2009, 05:24:39 AM
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Did the auster engine use similar parts from the model t ford or am i getting mixed up with some other engine.

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Old 11-27-2009, 07:19:07 AM
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Hi Will,

On a previous thread titled 'Australian Made Engines', post #17, I posted a picture of this engine. Here is the link below.

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=65173

The chap I brought the engine from 30 years ago told me that it would be easy to replace any internal parts as they were T model Ford parts. I brought it at auction and the seller gave me a hand to load it and told me this information.

I believe only a small number of engines were manufactured. I know of less than a handful of them which survive in Victoria.

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:23:21 AM
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Hi Wayne, and all others looking at this thread, I was talking to our local club past president and a mate of his yesterday. The past presi's mate asked me if I had seen an "Auster"
engine, ?? as he has one and it has him a bit stumped, as it has a T Ford carby on it. He thought they were all made in Australia,

Hopefully I can get more info from him later and a pic or two.
cheers for now John
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Hi John,

I checked my engine number and its 105, its on the side of the wheel, not on the face - just wondering what your friend's engine number is?

Mine has a T carb as well.

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:03:00 AM
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Hi all,
I just picked up a single cylinder engine today. Pics coming soon.

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Old 12-15-2009, 05:21:13 AM
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My engine number is 93



Its in a thousand bits well nearly more pics soon
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