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Thornycroft DB2 Handybilly Marine Engine


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Old 04-17-2017, 12:11:24 PM
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I first got this engine over ten years ago, it was given to me by the owner of a boatyard , the engine was a mess ! The boat it came from was abandoned years before and had sunk several times at its mooring taking the engine down with it, eventually the boat was put on the bank and left to the elements, I got it going again and dicided to part with it , scroll forward ten years and I got the urge to find out if it could be bought back ? Well yes it could and it returned to my garage , time had not been kind to it and it needed work, a new set of piston rings were fitted and the magneto and carburettor were giving problems , luckily I had spares for both.
Here is a video of it running today .
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That's a beautiful engine!
And a great sound too.

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Another great job Neville ,finally get to see and hear it run I tried tried the youtube link but could not make it work for me .Lots of polishing on that one does sound nice .Cheers Mike
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Well done Nev; as always!
Still have mine and found a rusted out hulk somewhere that will provide the broken clutch bands for the better one. An old gent I knew who was a master mariner spoke highly of the Handy Billy.
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