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Offline ste

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Motor on Trade Me
« on: 07 Jul 2014 at 07:33 »
Can anyone correctly identify this motor?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/parts-for-sale/engine-components/auction-750923007.htm

It's advertised as a 1915 model.
Stephen

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Re: Motor on Trade Me
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jul 2014 at 08:59 »
Hi Stephen

Its a very late 1913/early 1914   3 1/2hp with the split timing cover,  the later models had a one piece cover.  The induction pipe looks correct. The cast alloy bend from the induction pipe to the carb and the carb itself is much later, the carb appears off a stationary engine and it appears that the motor has been used in that capacity, i.e. driving a saw bench or similar, as the solid flywheel has been reduced in diameter and a sizeable v-belt pulley fitted.
The 3 1/2 hp models were first shown at the Olympia Show of the latter half of 1913, underwent some redesign mid 1914 with regard to the oiling system,and the timing cover, the 3 speed gear box being then made available for sidecar equipped machines and by mid 1915 the model was superceded  by the 4 hp model.
The Ladies model was only ever made as far as I known using the 2 3/4 hp engine.

Hope that is of some assistance

Regards SteveL
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Re: Motor on Trade Me
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jul 2014 at 09:19 »
Many thanks; a very comprehensive response.