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ajaffa1

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2019, 09:08:52 AM »
Hi Guys. looks like I need to make a miraculous recovery or nurse Glort is going to hunt me down!  :laugh:

I didn`t get much done today buy I did go to visit my old mate Tom the tractor collector. Here are a couple of photos of what he does for fun.

Also a couple of pics of old stationary engines he is willing to part with.

Bob

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2019, 09:12:27 AM »
I also picked up a nice little piston pump which I will be fitting to the ETB when it is finished.

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2019, 10:06:35 AM »

Nice little Pump.
Last time I was at my Uncles place at Casino he had one of those on a petrol Lister rusting away in the Paddock.  Think they were well gone past redemption but he seemed to think they were fixable.

I have been for a ride on one of those Field marshal tractors. 10litre single Cylinder. Talk about thumpers! Did a vid with my go pro but it wasn't very good. Not much you can do to steady the vibrations of one of those things!

I see there is also another southern cross there with a gen head on it.  Interesting......   ;)

Some men have all the good toys!

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Re: Southern Cross ETB diesel engine
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2019, 12:33:08 PM »
Hi Glort, the Field Marshal tractor is an amazing beast, single cylinder horizontal diesel engine. It can be started with a hand crank alternatively it also has the facility for a cartridge start, just like early aviation engines. You drop the cartridge into a hole, screw down the cover and then strike the firing pin with a hammer, bang, and away she goes.

If your Dad still has some of those little piston pumps hanging around let me know. I`m pretty sure I`ll get them going, this one is all steel brass and cast iron and corroded solid, what could go wrong?

Not a Southern Cross, sadly, but it is a 4 HP petrol Cooper engine, nearly as desirable. It has the original cast iron base plate and a cooper/sunbeam 32 volt generator head. It is intact except for the magneto and fuel tank, it is also seized. Tom wants $340 for it, which is what he paid for it ten years back. I would love to own this myself but think that it would take a lot of time, money and enthusiasm to restore. I still have some enthusiasm but not much of the other two. I`ve dropped a couple more photos of it at the bottom of the page.

Bob