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Old 06-11-2013, 12:41:02 AM
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Default PITT oil engine

done deal!! [they are still out there] these are all I have at the moment.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:07:58 AM
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Hi Darryl, Well done ! I know it has a" PITT" plate on it , Have a really close look at the sides of the crankcase about two inches above the oil grove , I have seen a similar engine that had the words "Kieghley gas and oil engine " chiseled of both side off the crankcase ? Don't know what was going on there ?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:18:59 AM
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will do stuart, wont see it until sunday, whats the conection with PITT and KIEGHLEY. I did read something in the TOMM mag once but then heard something different after that.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:01:43 PM
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HI DARRYL GOOD SCORE THEY ARE A BEAUTIFUL ENGINE . I HAVE A KIEGHLEY / BRITISH PITT ENGINE 6-7 HP . SO YOURS IS A BIG ENGINE . NOT A LOT OF INFORMATION AVALIBLE . I DO HAVE SOME . YOURS HAS A DIFFERENT CARBI SET UP THAN MINE .I WILL SEND PICS OF MINE SOON , I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE PICS OF YOUR LATER .
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:15:58 AM
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That's a nice one, have fun more pics too please
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:10:08 AM
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That's a nice one, have fun more pics too please
found two more. picking it up on Saturday. [11.75hp not 11.25]
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wow what a gem, looks 100% complete? looks like the oiler is even still there under that tin can!.

well done
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:58:22 AM
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wow what a gem, looks 100% complete? looks like the oiler is even still there under that tin can!.

well done
yes its a bloody gem and it was purchased brand new by the grandfather of the bloke i got it from. several years ago a mate of mine saw it at this farm when he was buying some chooks and told me "there is another engine the same as that big one of yours" [11hp austral] but they weren't keen on me having a look at it, that's the reason it was still there i suppose, i went there anyway and introduced myself and kept in contact every 6 months or so and now know them pretty well. a forced friendship i suppose. once I've got it home i'll give some more details. cheers.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:03:17 AM
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Nice, nice, very nice. Just how i like them, complete and original. Luv that big screen cooling tank.

Good luck with the resto
Justin
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:09:30 AM
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hi all, got the engine home today, took my two boys and had a great day. now its home I can say the engine came from an old farm at picola, vic and there was tons of old stuff there. took heaps of photos of the farm but when I got home all my photos were deleted because my phone was full and i'm not good at driving it, no matter,i'll go back. i'll put more pictures up tomorrow but I can tell you that this engine is not a gas engine conversion but a factory made petrol start/kero engine ,bosch no. 26 maggy with ignighter, sight glasses on the main bearing wells and last but not least. nothing is seized,it actually turns over, cheers,darryl.
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sure sure rub it in. Good on you i'll be watching for pics
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:36:20 AM
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great find go's to show if you look hard enough they are still out there
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sure sure rub it in. Good on you i'll be watching for pics
here are a few photos, the maggy has a weak spark as the angine had been left in the almost tripped position for the last 70 odd years. I found what stopped it last time it was used, the drive pin on the governor drive was sheared,it came apart like it was assembled yesterday and is now fixed. the ignighter still moves,the exhaust valve came unstuck with an hours work and it now actually has compression , the engine runs the top of the flywheels towards the head, there is no KIEGHLEY on crankcase and never has had, I just realized there actually is a god !!
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:30:09 AM
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some more, I took the plugs off the main bearing wells and the shaft is shiny , also how many PITTs have oil sight glasses on the mains?
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one more . just to brag
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unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what are your plans with cosmetics? By the sounds of it you don't have to do a great deal to the mechanicals! Its kinda like finding an old veteran car under an old house on blocks with a wooden rocking horse in the back complete with rocking horse poop.

more photos please
well done
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unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what are your plans with cosmetics? By the sounds of it you don't have to do a great deal to the mechanicals! Its kinda like finding an old veteran car under an old house on blocks with a wooden rocking horse in the back complete with rocking horse poop.

more photos please
well done
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Hi Darryl this is my keighley imperial Pitt oil engine oc model on transporter.cheers wayne
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that's real nice wayne, notice mines got a counter weighted crank, also has lead poured into hollows around flywheel rims . i'll come and have a at that one , one day. thanks for your help.
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even though the engine is in amazing condition you still should make sure the bearing surfaces aren't rusty and also the rings are free. in this engine the big end is exceptional but the rings were stuck in there grooves and carboned up under the rings, all were easy fixes.
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