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Old 07-30-2018, 02:24:01 AM
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Trying to get hold of this one.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:27:10 AM
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Pretty ugly bugger
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:30:36 AM
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Direct coupled to a 10" Thompsons pump .
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:36:25 AM
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Was originally on the Murray River but shifted twenty odd years ago to a reuse system.
Was just picked up in one unit, concrete and all and placed here.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:40:37 AM
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26hp at 700 rpm Blackstone.
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I got a 16 hp one of those, it's a real nice running engine, worth collecting for sure.
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Hi simon, ya haven't got it on YouTube.
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Haven't had it long enough!
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Ripper set up, Would look great at your place Darryl.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:42:24 AM
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Darryl,

Here are some specs for Blackstone Horizontal Engines from 1954, 1957 & 1965 catalogues. Do you think this is the same model?

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Old 07-30-2018, 04:56:47 PM
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Default Re: Another one in the Pipeline

The Thompson Pump is a good size Darryl.The last I saw any of their stuff being produced it was Billmans at Castlemaine who were casting impellers and housings for them,about 10 years ago?..15 years,.? If I have it right Thompsons foundry is closed now?
What are your thoughts on moving this time if you manage to acquire it Darryl?The whole shooting match again in one blob,concrete and all?
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:21:06 PM
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Not sure about this but wasnt Thompsons also casting for Kelly and Lewis ? I think i rang Thompsons about a new impeller once for a 12" K and L years ago.

Also Paul, about moving it, im not sure. Initial investigations (8 or 9 years ago) ended with "we're going to use it one day" but they never did.
One of my angles now is to install a "newer" engine to drive the pump so i only get the engine.
I am on a loosing streak lately ( spring injection Blackstone) so i'll see what happens.
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Darryl,

Here are some specs for Blackstone Horizontal Engines from 1954, 1957 & 1965 catalogues. Do you think this is the same model?

Click on the image 3 times to get maximum size. Let me know if you want better resolution images.
Jeez thanks Peter, i only just spotted this. This engine is the OP size. Some interesting info there , thanks again.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:12:59 AM
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Great find Darryl,
Did it come with the extra fuel tank standing behind the engine?

Look forward to hearing it run.
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Nah, fuel tank will stay there because I'll probably set up a Chinese twin cylinder there to drive the pump but I'll have to do some sums because i had another look today and the Thompson pump is actualy a 12".
Thats if i crunch the deal !

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Old 08-01-2018, 01:35:30 AM
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I've got a vague feeling I remember this engine, it was North of Cohuna? I remember going to the farm in the early 90's with my father, and at that time, the Blackstone was still in use, if it's the same one?
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I've got a vague feeling I remember this engine, it was North of Cohuna? I remember going to the farm in the early 90's with my father, and at that time, the Blackstone was still in use, if it's the same one?
No Craig, i know that one because i work on it. I installed a honda starter motor setup on it some years ago and ive also converted it to vee belts instead of the flat belt.That family is the Franz family who have still got there steam engine and some brand of 1920's car that is the only one in the world from France or something.
Do you know them Craig ?
Also, they still use it.

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Darryl,
Just wondering - what are the vee belts for?
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To run a large irrigation pump. The flat belt was about 20 foot between pulleys but they put in a new Chinese pump alot closer and drove it with vee belts instead.
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No Craig, i know that one because i work on it. I installed a honda starter motor setup on it some years ago and ive also converted it to vee belts instead of the flat belt.That family is the Franz family who have still got there steam engine and some brand of 1920's car that is the only one in the world from France or something.
Do you know them Craig ?
Also, they still use it.
Darryl, that sounds like the same family. I don't know them, but dad did and we went there to buy something or pick something up, I can't remember what it was. Another thing they had there was a Blitz truck (not sure if it was a Ford or Chev) that they still used to cart cattle, and at the time it was the oldest truck still on full rego in Victoria.
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