The Beast lives

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The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:25 pm

Well every cloud even very black one as they say as a silver lining,
stuck in due to lock down I dragged the NG out of it's corner, it's
been there since I bought it and had sat in a shed for 30 years before
that and after a few hours the beast lives, a bit to do but hopefully
will be ready for the road by the time we get released.

Sounds like a canal boat engine.



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Re: The Beast lives

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:50 pm

Lovely, must great to see it going after all those years :D :D

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby alan.moore » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:29 pm

Well done.
Aren't canal boat engines normally diesels :lol:
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby Bob.Murphy » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:38 pm

alan.moore wrote:Well done.
Aren't canal boat engines normally diesels :lol:


Semi-Diesels (Hot Bulb Engines) - e.g. the Bolinder single cylinder.

Nowadays they are modern diesels of course ;) .

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:55 am

Just on with getting it charging that's today's job,
one thing I am wondering about is this stuff ok for the gearbox?

MILLERS OILS DELTA 000EP. SEMI FLUID LITHIUM GREASE
as I have a tub or two, it's the EP bit in the name that
makes me wounder.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 am

HI if the old EP oil and not GL5 it is ok and will not attack the gearbox bearings and bushes but GL5 WILL I use EP90 GL4 or GL3 in my old gearboxes :?:

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:05 am

Thanks for that, this is a fluid grease supposedly non corrosive but I don't know a lot about it,
this is the stuff.

https://www.millersoils.co.uk/wp-conten ... -000EP.pdf
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:34 pm

HI I think you will find that is the right oil you need that is the one i would use

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 pm

Well the dynamo now lights a bulb on a slightly raised tick over but still no charge
so a look at the regulator box is tomorrows challenge, it's a first kick starter but
now it's run a bit it has more compression than I expected and the last few singles
I have had were Velows so I am used to kicking over a high comp single.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:40 am

Bob.Murphy wrote:
alan.moore wrote:Well done.
Aren't canal boat engines normally diesels :lol:


Semi-Diesels (Hot Bulb Engines) - e.g. the Bolinder single cylinder.

Nowadays they are modern diesels of course ;) .

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I've just spent a few minutes reading about Bolinder engines. Strikes me that we have it easy starting and running our Ariels!
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