Author Topic: Identify this Bamford?  (Read 1386 times)

38ac

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
    • View Profile
Re: Identify this Bamford?
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 12:39:47 PM »
The SD is quite a bit different than the later Z types that I am familiar with so I am of little help but keep posting and pics please. ;D ;D
Collector and horder of about anything diesel

basewindow

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Re: Identify this Bamford?
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2018, 11:12:57 AM »
A little work on the sd1 today.

Removed injector and checked spray which was fine mist and seemed ok. Put a bit of oil into cylinder as sugested.

Put a few fiber washers in varoius parts of fuel system to stop a few minor slow leaks, then bled.

Primed using lever and got good injector creak.

Removed side covers and quick check of valves and pushrods.  Gave it all a good clean and lubrication.

Gave her crank just to see. Smoke from the exhaust but no fire as yet. Will play with the fuel timing and see if this helps.

Couple of pics.

1953 CS Lister 3.5hp, 1938? Bamford SD1 3.5hp, 1962 Fordson Super Dexta, 1969 International 434.

basewindow

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Re: Identify this Bamford?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 09:13:40 AM »
Finally found some time to work on the Bamford today after quite a long while.

Started by stripping off all the fuel system, fuel lines, injector, pump, filter etc, quick lube and clean.

Then all ancillary items from the head, rocker lubrication panels, front, rear and side panels, and exhaust. Again quick clean.

Then put the head on the bench and had a good look.

Found a lovely old wasps nest almost completely blocking and clogging the exhaust valve outlet and exhaust. Combustion chamber pretty sooted up. Inlet value pretty clear. After a good cleaning with wire brushes and various fluids it came up pretty well and both valves, seats and springs looking good. Decided not to completely remove valve assembly at this stage as it seemed to be functioning.

Piston looked quite clean and cylinder didnít appear to have much wear or any pitting.

Drained oil. Removed all the bolts to allow the crank case to pivot, and had a quick look inside. Quite clean actually, everything well lubricated and operating smoothly.

On to the various covers Iíd removed, degrease and clean and then even a bit of paint.

Many of the bolts donít look original and some have been welded and repaired or modified. On inspection most of the brass fittings a well worn and again soldered, repaired and modified.

The pumps working well along with the injector, although the injector has a bit of pitting on the shaft.

The flywheels and associated governor system had a good clean and lube and appear functional.

At this stage everything looks to be in working order and hopefully it should only be a matter of getting the fuel and valve timing right to get her going. I hope.

Anyway plenty more cleaning and painting to go before she goes back together.

Last photo silver wheel/disc on the side of the fuel pump mount, advances/retards fuel timing, but which way?
1953 CS Lister 3.5hp, 1938? Bamford SD1 3.5hp, 1962 Fordson Super Dexta, 1969 International 434.

basewindow

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Re: Identify this Bamford?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 09:31:07 AM »
She's all back together and 95% painted etc. BUT......

Somethings not right. Am I losing the plot here?

Just to confirm things per the first picture attachment, when looking at the bamford side on with the Start/Run handle on the left, this it the intake valve side correct? And conversely the Exhaust value is on the right.

We spin the flywheel clockwise.

If I interpret the markings on the picture of another originl flywheel from another member correctly its EC marking is to the left of TDC in that picture and the IO is to the right of TDC. About 145mm either side.

As mine doesnt appear to have the markings I marked them on the wheel spinning clockwise. EC - Exhaust valve closed completely. IO - Intake valve begins to open. They are both about 75mm either side of TDC. About half the distance of the original.

It was then I realised mine were the complete opposite per the second pic.

Am I missing something here??
1953 CS Lister 3.5hp, 1938? Bamford SD1 3.5hp, 1962 Fordson Super Dexta, 1969 International 434.