About Time for an Engine Video

Scotty 2

Active member
Hello all
I've noticed of late there has not been much in the way of pictures or video's of our pride and joys. It's been blah, blah, blah.
So here is one of our latest little projects. We wanted a little engine setup so we could travel to a few rallies. Van on the back, engine in the back sort of thing. The whole setup easily goes in the back of the old Pajero with room left over for another little engine and something for it to drive.
Anyways, here's our little Barlow and Triton. I've just had it at a rally where it ran for 2 days with virtually no problems. A valve got a bit sticky and some oil blew out the breather into the magneto points were the only problems. A squirt of oil here and a squirt of degreaser there and problems sorted. The oil blowing out the breather was entirely my fault. I didn't leave the oil level plug out long enough when I topped the oil up at the beginning of the second day. Stupid me.

Please feel free to add pictures or video's of your...well, any old stuff. No need to be an old engine per-say. Let everyone know why your in this hobby.
Cheers Scott

 

isandian

New member
Re: About time for an engine video

Thought I might try my hand at a couple of videos.

This is my McDonald ML 65-70HP hot bowl semi-diesel running for the first time in a number of years. Despite a metre of concrete in the base, the whole thing shakes badly at higher revs. Original muffler (a WW2 sea mine casing).

https://youtu.be/xKDaA6nG05o

Another McDonald semi-diesel, this time a 40HP model TL being given its first run after having replaced its piston and conrod after finding the original flogged out.

https://youtu.be/3X-fUMcuZZo

Ian
 

Patrick M Livingstone

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Re: About time for an engine video

I finally had some time last weekend to give my little Austral a run. I have owned this engine since I was a teenager (a long time ago). It is a very well worn engine but runs well. After a crazy week, it is relaxing to give something in the garage a run.
Patrick

Patrick
 

Burrows75

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Re: About time for an engine video

I picked up this Buzacott Farm Pump with the Fuller Johnson. The Buzacott had fallen onto it's nose at some time and bent the crank. I also found (after purchase ) that it was seized as well. Another crank and freeing he stuck piston and away it went. This one also has a bark out the exhaust. Just working out a windmill pump so it could be displayed doing its job.

https://youtu.be/OwOAh7ksXOs

Adam
 

sunshineman

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Re: About time for an engine video

Hi ian
My cc mcdonald looks like a model compared to yours . Still even the little ones are big lumps of iron .regards sunshineman
 

Scotty 2

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Re: About time for an engine video

Hello all
Thanks for all the videos. Those McDonalds are big chucks of iron for sure.
I'm amased how, so called, same engines run. Two exact same engines can sit side by side and they both will have a different sound and characteristics....and still run very well. I don't now if it's wear that creates that difference or personality. The pumpers in this thread are prime examples.
Nathan's Sundial is another. Ours sound similar but there are slight differences.

I'll be giving our latest engine a run later. A video will be taken if it runs well or not. What's the bet it'll play up now I've said that :bonk:

Who else is up for submitting a video?

Cheers and thanks
Scott
 

isandian

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Re: About time for an engine video

Here is another of my McDonalds, this time a petrol engine dating to 1918. It's no mean beast, either, and I can only start it with a 6.5HP Honda with reduction drive. Restoration started out with these bits.

Here it is running.

https://youtu.be/NKYz2fv4FS4
 

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Scotty 2

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Re: About time for an engine video

Hello all
Gee wizz Isandian, I have to tip my hat to you in the restoration you did on the petrol McDonald. I can only dream of having the skills you must have.

So I gave the latest engine a run today. A Ronaldson-Tippett badged Gane CH diesel. This morning it was still on the trailer from the rally at Pimpama last week-end, so it needed to be unlaoded, cleaned, run and put to bed.
The rally was the first time I've had it running for more then 3 minutes. I got her going in Brisbane, in between working on our house there, so I kinda did not to run her for long due to consideration for the neighbours. She ran really well all week-end, but there are some issues that need attention like a new trolley instead of this workshop trolley, a new fuel line with piggy tails, new exhaust pipe with a slightly larger dia., fix hopper shaking etc etc. Something else I have to fix is a crack in the tappet cover. She tipped over when I was loading her for the rally. You can see where she landed each side of the badge. Another good reason to build a better trolley.
The next run for her will do her the world of good. She'll be on a pump all day chugging away under a bit of load.

When you look at the pictures, you may notice there is no decompression lever like the Ronny badged CH's. I wonder why?
But anyways I'm waffling.
Cheers Scott

 

sunshineman

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Re: About time for an engine video

Hi scotty
The ute in the back ground looks like a datsun p312 .I had a sedan version .it is no longer in my possesion I sold it to a japanese collector to take back to japan .I will post some photos.
Regards sunshineman
 
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