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side shaft engine?


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Old 04-14-2004, 10:22:20 PM
Mac Leod
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What is a "side shaft engine"??? I have read that people want them but I do not know what one is (still learnin')

thanks

Mac Leod
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Old 04-14-2004, 10:37:48 PM
Vernon
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It is an engine that has a shaft that runs along side of the cylinder to the head that rotates to operate the valve(s), and usally the govener. Most common engines use a pushrod set up. Side shafts aren't as common and cost more to produce.
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Old 04-14-2004, 10:43:42 PM
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Mac: Look in the Gallery, 2/4/04 there is a good photo. Tom
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:11:57 PM
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Hey, thats real neat..time to start lookin'

Mac Leod
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:17:37 PM
Mike in NC
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Here is a picture of the business end of a sideshaft engine.




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Old 04-15-2004, 01:54:11 AM
John Hammink
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Mac, here you have an engine with a vertical side shaft.

"Sixm" John




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Old 04-15-2004, 07:28:35 AM
Ralph Leonard
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Mac, check out the Photo Gallery. Some nice examples are posted there.

Ralph in NC
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Old 04-15-2004, 07:37:50 AM
Patrick M Livingstone
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Here is an Australian made sideshaft engine. It is an Austral Oil Engine. The valves, fuel pump, and govenor are all operated off the sideshaft.




My Austral
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:32:45 AM
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And a very nice sideshaft engine too.

Cheers! NICK
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:17:35 PM
David Swa nson
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ANother question would be, Why a sideshaft? As in, why did they build them, not why do collectors like them.
 


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