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Old 08-04-2016, 08:53:04 AM
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Hi ian
My cc mcdonald looks like a model compared to yours . Still even the little ones are big lumps of iron .regards sunshineman
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:16:59 PM
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My little Sundial running. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py9ILU8Rukw
Good to see a thread like this. It's a good idea and great to see other enthusiasts engines running.
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Hello all
Thanks for all the videos. Those McDonalds are big chucks of iron for sure.
I'm amased how, so called, same engines run. Two exact same engines can sit side by side and they both will have a different sound and characteristics....and still run very well. I don't now if it's wear that creates that difference or personality. The pumpers in this thread are prime examples.
Nathan's Sundial is another. Ours sound similar but there are slight differences.

I'll be giving our latest engine a run later. A video will be taken if it runs well or not. What's the bet it'll play up now I've said that

Who else is up for submitting a video?

Cheers and thanks
Scott
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Here is another of my McDonalds, this time a petrol engine dating to 1918. It's no mean beast, either, and I can only start it with a 6.5HP Honda with reduction drive. Restoration started out with these bits.

Here it is running.

https://youtu.be/NKYz2fv4FS4
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Here is a short video of one of my McDonalds under a bit of load https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unLKlV3nERk It is a very worn out engine and has already had 4 full rebuilds in it's working life. It puts on a good show at night.
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Hello all
Gee wizz Isandian, I have to tip my hat to you in the restoration you did on the petrol McDonald. I can only dream of having the skills you must have.

So I gave the latest engine a run today. A Ronaldson-Tippett badged Gane CH diesel. This morning it was still on the trailer from the rally at Pimpama last week-end, so it needed to be unlaoded, cleaned, run and put to bed.
The rally was the first time I've had it running for more then 3 minutes. I got her going in Brisbane, in between working on our house there, so I kinda did not to run her for long due to consideration for the neighbours. She ran really well all week-end, but there are some issues that need attention like a new trolley instead of this workshop trolley, a new fuel line with piggy tails, new exhaust pipe with a slightly larger dia., fix hopper shaking etc etc. Something else I have to fix is a crack in the tappet cover. She tipped over when I was loading her for the rally. You can see where she landed each side of the badge. Another good reason to build a better trolley.
The next run for her will do her the world of good. She'll be on a pump all day chugging away under a bit of load.

When you look at the pictures, you may notice there is no decompression lever like the Ronny badged CH's. I wonder why?
But anyways I'm waffling.
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My previous video seems to have failed to work so here is a link to the YouTube clip of my little Austral:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIr0mCR6EQU

Lurking behind the Austral in my Stover YC 6hp throttler. Such a sweet running engine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIr0mCR6EQU

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Hi scotty
The ute in the back ground looks like a datsun p312 .I had a sedan version .it is no longer in my possesion I sold it to a japanese collector to take back to japan .I will post some photos.
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Hi Patrick, Both videos appear to be the same (Stover). Ian
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Hi Patrick, Both videos appear to be the same (Stover). Ian
You can never see too much of a throttle governed Stover
One more try for my baby lamp Austral:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmOJ07-zElA

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