Tiger Tank 131 " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at
speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm,
this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate
and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank
mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
1905 Reid 15hp oilfield stationary engine
This is a 1905 Reid 15 hp engine that my Dad just rebuilt/restored. The
cart it sits on, He built himself from pictures. The rear wheels are made
from 30" pipe, and the fronts are 16". The frame is some left over I beam
and the steering is his own design.
The fuel is propane with a needle valve to regulate flow. The ignition is
some old military coil with a sparkplug screwed into an adapter in the head
that he made and a micro switch mounted on the base with a trigger mounted
to a disc bolted to the crank. The flyball gov. isn't connected yet, but it
will be soon to help control rpm.
Live Steam V8 Engine
Live Steam V8 with Unit Steam Engines for my next project: Desert Truck or
Crackerbox, we will see...
M3 Grant Tank - Home for my Radial Engine Beltring 2005
This is where my Radial engine ended up... in an Ex Range Wreck M3 Grant
Tank. The video shows its first outing at the 2005 War & Peace show down
in Kent. "restoration" was by Nick Mead at Tanks-a-lot. SEE Video of
engine running , on my drive, before it went into the Grant
Blackstone engine (OP)1938 Diesel, single cylinder Restored by Tim,Sleight 1992
This is an old Mirrlees- Blackstone engine, Diesel,made 1938 in Stamford
England, she has just one cylinder and runs at 600 rpm and is rated at 22hp
the type is an OP , I have never seen another one of these ,I was lead to
belive thay were pumping engines designed to run for months without
she was in peices when I found her, so a none goa ( not for long ) I
stripped the whole engine down and shot blasted her rebuilt her , painted
her ( I had to buy a few new parts / so I went to the factory where she was
built and sure enough the parts were there !! WOW !!! and so you see her
what a lovely old ladie,
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, second start attempt.
This video illustrates what happends when these two stroke semidiesels run
out due to too much oil in the crankcase. With my left hand, I block the
injection pump, so from that time the engine run on lube oil only, no
diesel at all. I have heard lots of stories about this from decades ago but
this is the first time, to my knowledge, that it is captured on video.
Luckily we had blocked most of the air intake prior to starting and ended
at somewhat over 1000 rpm. Max operating rpm is 425-450. With full air
supply, I would guess this engine would reach thousands of rpm and I could
only guess what would have happened then...
The electric glowplug short circuited so we had to rely on the propane
burner which had slightly low temperature. In this startattempt, we used an
acetylene burner and got the glowplug bright red. The crankcase was,
unfortunately, filled with too much oil so the engine was running on its
lube oil from the crankcase instead of diesel. Still some trouble with the
fuel injection, doesn't feel right when injecting diesel manually.