As well as anything else you treasure......Merle
Okay I give up! What is that rig? At first when I looked at the top, thought it was some kind of grinder but didn't see any place for the stuff to come out!
I assume you could connect a flat belt and drive pretty much anything you wanted to.Merle
Just went back and embiggened the pictured and discovered the coil,wire, and spark plug. but what is driving?
The sparkplug is driven by a Wyco Magneto. It's a reciprocating style (look for the brass box between the fly wheels).http://henrybamfordandsonsuttoxeterengland.co.uk/ .
It's hard to argue with logic like that, but we all know that somewhere out there, someone either has tried or will try, and a lawyer will be along shortly.
Spinning things ... and the 5000 lbs of ANFO Jamie and Adam detonated for the final moments of "Mythbusters" last episode. :)
ERL, You need to find an antique engine/tractor show in your area; they're held world-wide. That Bamford was on display at the Portland, IN show if I'm not mistaken, and I'm guessing that the owner is a retired nuclear engineer. (no kidding!) Tell me where your approximate location is, and I'll help you find a show that's more or less local to you.
Hey Jim, Thanks for the info. I've been a mechanic for about 65 years bikes (Indians, HD's and Triumphs),cars,trucks, airplanes, and heavy equipment but have never come across one of those. Did't know it was a Brit engine. I was looking for an output shaft or something but couldn't see one. Went to their site and saw tons of them. They ran everything off of a flat belt on the other end of the flywheel shaft! Couldn't find a good picture of the guts of the thing. Thanks again, and thank you to Brigid for letting me go off topic. I know see loves steamers though!
Jim, I live on an Island off the coast of RI. Block Island is the name. Sorryyyy!
Excellent advice! Just ask any mom that's got a child with a zhu zhu pet tangled up in their hair! Cool piece of machinery!
ERL, Check these sites:http://neatta.org/http://www.bellshome.com/shows.htmhttp://www.atis.net/MummertShows/show_dir_r_to_w.htmlThe last link is a good one for anyone to use, but FWIW:, I did a Bing search for "antique tractor show Rhode Island" There are shows al Summer long, all over the country.That Bamford is a "hit 'n miss" engine. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit-and-miss_engineHere's a thread that may be of interest, it includes a short video of one of my model engines driving a model sawmill: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/58580-The-Sawmill-Dream-comes-true!-Pics-so-you-know-it-happened!?highlight=sawmill
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