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The family went for a walk in the forest to see the bluebells on the last back holiday weekend.

Lovely.

I found a series engine.

So, having followed the correct procedure, I've brought it home.

It's scrap, but I might some useful bits from it.

 

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Give it a squirt of WD40, some new oil/fresh petrol, hook it up to a good battery and you'll have it running fine in half an hour...!

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You've not seen the cam!

Honestly, I don't know what I'll do with it. If I could dunk it in a drum of diesel for six months, I would.

It might just be sprayed with wax and pallet wrapped, and "lost".

Still, better that than melted down.

I wonder why it was dumped.

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Looks well "seasoned". The head, if it's not corroded in critical areas might be useful to someone. Crank and suchlike may be OK too depending on where the water got. A good find! 

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A good electrolysis experiment....

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1 hour ago, Bowie69 said:

A good electrolysis experiment....

Yes! I set myself up a large tank powered by a DC arc welder. Its most effective!

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33 minutes ago, Badger110 said:

Turn it into a coffee table 😀

Not a bad idea that. Give it a proper clean up and then get some good glass to put ontop... 

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The coffee table idea. I think a garden table might work. 

For now, despite the temptation to break out the spanners, it will be ignored. I might dump some burned engine oil into it, with a few litres of kero as company.

It's a 251 suffix, 2a, 7:1 ratio head.

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