What an awesome engine! I like the fireplug styling - nothing light weight looking about it. Now I want one...There was one still used in a saw mill at Picola ,Vic that Parks Victoria closed down and pulled down the old mill which was very historical and had seen 3 generations, but they recon half a dozen trees would look better on site.
That engine is still in the area at Nathalia on a display trailer.
I know his ( ex) son in-law who worked at that mill and his workshop/ open shed has 6 or 7 worn out liners and pistons scattered around as a testament to the work done by it.
Hi yes remove the clutch assembly and remove the fly wheel as well you may bend the crank shaft if you leave it on. If the motor has been under water your going to have your work cut out as the mane Bering's are roller Bering's and they will be rusted solid. Theirs one at cobden at the mill hope to get it going again one day soon.Hi All,
Has anyone got an idea of the weight of an ML with clutch? I have found one on a river bank and if i can purchase it i will need to be well armed with tackle to pull the big bastard out of its hole and get it home.
The engine looks mostly complete and has been under fresh water a few times but I'm hoping its not too bad inside.
I did hear whispers of another "wreck" laying about in the same area, if i come up with anything interesting ill let you know Darryl
There is one in a Sawmill nearby. I have never seen it but was told it was an 70 hp ML , people have tried to get it over the years and they wont part with it, the owners are a bit fond of it apparently.