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Info needed on 3+1/2hp Globe engine

john gilbert

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Hi All, a friend has a Globe engine that he feels is a pre 1900 era build, He is in middle of restoring it but has no fuel tank. Can anyone please advise the shape and measurements so I can make him a new tank. Cheers, John.
 

Mick

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07/12/2019
Gday john
A few early engines used the globe name, a pic of the engine would help alot or a good description of it if u cant get a pic
 

john gilbert

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HI Mick, I am still waiting on the pic to arrive, hen I have it I will try to upload etc. I am still learning how to use this new site. cheers, John
 

Merv C

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Siz you would know, and Trev would, I think there are a few here One was sold recently, I think that was a vertical,

Merv
 

Siz

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Siz you would know, and Trev would, I think there are a few here One was sold recently, I think that was a vertical,

Merv
G'day Merv , Don't know of a vertical getting sold recently, got any photos? , there was a horizontal sold in the States last year .
Cheers.
 

john gilbert

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The particular engine I am talking about is a horizontal. Thanks for the reply's to date. Cheers, John. ps, sorry , still waiting on owner to send some pics.
 

Mick

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Thats what i recon that engine was gunna be john, its actually a nelson brothers engine made in the usa and built in the early teens.
 
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LCJudge

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The fuel tank would mount between the wooden skids under the engine. I would make it about 12 inches long and probably no more than 4 inches deep. Originally the tank would have been bigger than that but since these engines are mostly for show and play, a larger tank would just be something that would have to be drained to clean it out for winter, etc. A tank as wide as the distance between the skids, 12 inches long and 4 inches high will hold enough fuel to run that engine several hours (probably all day) at a show or engine get together.
 

Scotty 2

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Hello John.
If no-body knows then build what Mr Judge has suggested. It doesn't matter if it's not as it was from the factory. I mean, who's going to know any different?
Cheers Scott
 
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