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Offline HUGHESY

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Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« on: 28 May 2009 at 12:20 »
hello all
im new on here and have just purchased a douglas stationary engine.
theres not alot to it just a block and head thats it i will post some pictures up at a later date
it is qquite heavy. big bulky exhaust
not alot more i can tell you
any help much appreciated
lewis

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #1 on: 29 May 2009 at 05:37 »
Hi Hughesy and welcome to the Forum. In order to help with your engine, our Members will need more specific questions - what exactly would you like to know?

Please post your photos too - either via the attachment facility when making a post, or send them to the address shown in this topic. These will help Members understand your questions.

cheers, Dave


Updated details for emailing photos - Dave, 11Feb2021
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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #2 on: 29 May 2009 at 07:44 »
Hughesy,
               This is a world wide forum and including your location will enable members to give better advice. It's no good us suggesting that you have a look at a certain engine, if that engine is in the UK and you are in Australia!! The more information you can give - the better the advice will be!
                                Regards,
                                      Eddie.

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #3 on: 29 May 2009 at 13:06 »
hello all cheers for that
i am in england and dont really no alot tbh
ill post some pictures up now
and i would to no what its used for a make and year and price
lewis

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #4 on: 29 May 2009 at 13:41 »
heres the pictures of the stationary engine or whats left of it







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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #5 on: 29 May 2009 at 22:59 »
Hello Hughesy, If you view the Douglas Motor Cycle parts wanted and go to an article my clappedout you can view pics of Doug stationaries I posted and in particular the single cylinder like yours. regards Alan




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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #6 on: 30 May 2009 at 08:50 »
can anyone give me a
value
model
year built
purpose built for

many thanks lewis

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #7 on: 31 May 2009 at 19:35 »
anyone help me

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #8 on: 31 May 2009 at 21:06 »
Lewis,

From Jeff Clew's book "The Best Twin", the following summary:

The single cylinder stationary engines were introduced after the war in 450, 540, 630, and 770cc configurations, all with a 4" stroke and many interchangeable parts.  Available as direct drive or with a with a geared reduction.  They were used by Broom and Wade, Kango Hammers, Trusty Tractors, and Atco.  Fairly heavy in weight, but with a long working life.  The 770cc was dropped in 1952, as well as the reduction drive option.  About this time too the crankshaft was standardized at 2" diameter on all the remaining models.  Production of all stationary engines ceased in 1957 when Westinghouse took over the factory.

-Doug


Picture of a complete engine previously posted on this Forum-



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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #9 on: 31 May 2009 at 21:17 »
Hi Lewis,

With regards to a use and value for the Douglas stationary engine I was lucky enough to buy an engine on ebay, item number 130307025240, which is attached to a saw bench. Photos are attached to the listing and I managed to get it for 51.
 I wouldnt class the price I paid as a valuation, just a price I was willing to bid for the item. As I havnt seen the engine yet I dont now if it is a bargain or not!
Hope this helps
Regards Tony

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Re: Douglas Stationary Engine Help
« Reply #10 on: 05 Jun 2009 at 19:24 »
bought a saw bench yesterday aswell
what carb should these douglas engines use
i was wondering if a lister d carb would fit it
any help
lewis

 

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