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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 01:13:32 AM »
  Good find. I'd like to stumble across a real Petter PJ2W. Not a common item on this side of the Atlantic.

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 01:50:45 AM »
Mark, I will do my best to keep the E4 from being melted down by our mid eastern buddies.  This one has just had major repairs done to it with less than 200 hours. When they were digging through a large crate trying to find my crank handle ( a two arm load!) I saw a box with a new connecting rod for the E4 and it is a hunk of iron in itself.  This set is a " Hawker Siddeley Mirrlees Blackstone"  according to my manuals.
 
Yes do the right thing,  I was thinking more of the far east rice area...    I would like to meet the team who could start one of these by hand !!!! mine is barred round using holes in the flywheel.
Strangely enough I bought an E range parts list/ manual for mine and it was originally supplied with a Lister Blackstone ER5 280 hp @ 750 rpm 24 hour rated, supplied to Pelapone Ltd for power station equipment, Pelaspone whose works were no more than 9 miles up the road from where I live, in fact there is a guy in our village who served his apprenticeship with them.  These engines were fitted to our 79`150 ton displacement Royal Navy fleet auxillary vessels and if I remember correctly I read somewhere that they use 8 US galls an hour @ 8 knots.

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 02:35:12 AM »
So show us a picture of the  gas (propane) burner    ;D ;D

Pictures from Craigslist, I think these are Fairbanks Morse 208's:




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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 03:48:03 PM »
Butch, I left you a phone message.
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 01:46:57 PM »
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 02:51:30 AM »
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 03:05:56 PM »

If the Iranians ever get around to overthrowing their gov't I'm sure there will be a group of people looking to make a trip there to gather some of that old iron.  The iranian rial is worth next to nothing, they are desperate for hard currency.

Yep, I'm looking for hard currency here in the US too.  Gold and silver are way overpriced, so cast iron is my choice!  Especially if it runs on diesel, although I have been lusting over a gas (propane) burner as well.

I dont know exactly what you are looking for but here is a B-12 Witte for sale. They were usualy set up to run on wellhead gas so propane shouldm't be too hard to rig
http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/showproduct.php/product/62456/cat/all

Butch



That would be nice - I just wish it was about 900 miles closer!  Plus I have to sneak it into the back yard without anyone noticing.  I brought up the subject last night, you can predict the answer:
HOW MANY ENGINES DO YOU NEED? ??? >:(
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2012, 01:28:50 AM »
Well - no need to ask permission now - it's SOLD!  That must have been a good price -
[back to the hunt]
Witte 98RC Gas burner - Kubota D600 w/ST7.5KW head.
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I am sometimes afraid I'm not going to get it back together.

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 03:10:04 AM »
Thob,

The 'Collectors Creed' and 'Universal Reason for Aquisition' states (especially when it comes to a chunck of iron that she can't move) "Tis easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission".  ;)

Don't miss the next one!! ;D ;D

PS: The answer to the question  'how many engines do you need?' is simply "As many as it takes to fill the space next to where I'll be sleeping in the shed".  :D

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 09:45:18 PM »
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 05:22:53 AM »
found a vid of an OP running on youtube, the commentary from the helpful wife at the beginning is a hoot

Ah ha !  Now  I know what Dr. Who, runs the Tardis on !  This one looks like a phone booth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDIS

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 09:13:51 PM »
I kinda thought it looked like a Fairbanks Morse ZD saltblock thats been working out.
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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012, 05:31:55 AM »
This Tradis looks like a red phone booth, and the Blackstone is running next to it.  Sorry, I should have been more clear

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Re: Some more English heavy iron
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2012, 01:45:40 PM »
I think Butch is going for one engine from every manufacturer, the collection has come a long way in the past year or two...that Petter  :P
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