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Russell Newbery D2 Engine

isandian

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Has anyone come across Russell Newbery diesel engines in Australia?
I have just acquired this Model D2, 18bhp @ 1000rpm, coupled to a Reavell compressor of unknown application.
Both units are seized, so it will be a lot of work to get it going.
The main application for these engines is for marine use, in particular in narrow boats in UK canals.
Ian
 

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Oil Power

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An interesting engine. Russell Newbery engines were sold in Australia. The firm I worked for in the 1950s purchased a quantity of old stock spare parts from a defunct agent. It is reputed that Ronaldson Tippett copied a Russell Newbery engine when they designed their CV diesel engine. I have a much used instruction book for the E and EM series engines of 3,4 & 6 cylinders.
Hugh
 

isandian

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The R-N Register in UK has two members in Australia, neither with my particular model of engine. The D type came in 1, 2 and 3 cylinder versions.
I will have to remove various external accessories including the governor, in the hope of finding where it is seized. The fuel pump tappets are stuck for a start.
It is interesting you say they were sold here. There must have been an agent, so I will do some searching on Trove to see what I come up with. Ian
 
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