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Old 08-12-2005, 10:32:52 PM
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A friend of mine who collects old machinery etc. has come up with an old engine it is a Brantford oil engine
Ker and Goodwin Mfg. Ltd.
Brantford Canada
under licence from RM HVD
Chicago USA
No. 470 6hp
Pat 1914
This is all that is on the name plate. He is an older gentleman who has no computer but is very mechanically adept. Knowing my passion for old tools etc. he has asked me to find out anything about it. History, any manuals available?, in general once restored how does one make it run, apparantly it has not ignition system, so he says. It seems like quite a gem although a tad massive and heavy.
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Default Re: brantford oil engine info

This is an Hvid engine. Hvid licensed their compression ignition system to several manufacturers (including Sears and Cummins.) Try a Google search on it, and you'll find some info...
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Stop in here: and take a look. The Thermoil U manual will get you very close, the two are very similar in both design and operation. The Brantford will have an indexing throttle control rather than the Thermoil's knob type. It also has an adjustable air intake where the Thermoil intakes around the valve stem. I have a copy of a Brantford manual.....drop me a note with your email address and I will try to email you a copy this week.

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