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Past Engines

Shown below are some of the previous engines that Marine Power Services have reconditioned or supplied over the years. There is a selection of photos from each engines rebuild showing the progress from start to finish.

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1952 Lister JP2M

Lister JP2M - Year of Manufacture 1952

January 2014 saw the arrival wiith MPS of this 1952 built Lister JP2M. 21hp @ 1200rpm, fitted with its orignal lister Blackstone reduction gearbox. This engine has been sent to use for investigation and overhaul as it was suffering with overheating, excessive smoke and vibration while under load. It was fully stripped and rebuilt finding very incorrect injection timing, water damaged crankshaft journals, one cracked cylinder head and an incorrectly plumbed water system along the way. The engine was completed to the usual MPS spec and is now on its way back to its owner.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE

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1944 Lister JP3

Lister JP3 - Year of Manufacture 1944

1944 built Lister JP3. 27hp @ 1000rpm, This engine is an example of a Marine Power Services marine converted Lister JP3. Starting its life as an industrial version this engine has been totally restored and converted to marine specification.

The conversion to marine specification includes moving the flywheel to the correct end of the engine as per genuine marine Lister JP's, this allows us to mount a gearbox to the engine instead of on a remote plate like so many inferior conversions, In this case it is being fitted with a 2:1 ratio PRM260 gearbox. This keeps the overall length of the engine down to a minimum enabling a shorter engine room. In fact our marine conversion come in at 4 inches (100mm) shorter than the original marine versions. 

Another part of this conversion is the fitting of electric start, a Jabsco water pump and thermostatic temperature control, along with a full set of new wet manifolds as fitted to genuine marine Lister JP's, this includes the water cooled exhaust manifold, drum silencer and water outlet rail.

This engine is not just a standard industrial engine with the minimum plate mounted adaption to fit in a boat. This engine has been fully converted to the marine spec as Lister intended.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING BEFORE RESTORATION CLICK HERE

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION MARINE CONVERSION CLICK HERE

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1940 Kromhout Gardner 4LW

Kromhout Gardner 4LW - Year of Manufacture August 1940

This 1940 built Kromhout Gardner 4LW. 68hp @ 1700rpm, Originally powered a Dutch bus, this engine is an example of the Gardner LW series engines that were built under licence from L.Gardner & Sons by Kromhout Motoren Fabriek in Holland and is now awaiting total restoration and conversion to marine specification for fitment into a historic Dutch barge.

The conversion of this engine to marine specification included the addition of electric start with engine starting and domestic alternators, fitting of a marine rear end exit exhaust manifold and the fitting of marine type engine mounting feet. The engine also has been fitted with thermostatic temperature control and a new PRM 750 1.5:1 ratio gearbox.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE

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1963 Lister JS3M

Lister JS3M - Year of Manufacture 1963

This Lister JS3M is a very rare piece of Lister engineering and is a later developement of the Lister JP3M. This model included various upgrades, it still retains the compression change over valves as per the JP's but has the addition of oil feed pipework to the valve rocker shafts so no more daily greasing is needed and the engine also has an increased maximum rpm of 1500 instead of the JP's 1200rpm.

The JS model was only ever produced as a 3 cylinder and is rare even in industrial guise so this marine variant is like hens teeth.

This engine produces 43.5hp @ 1500rpm, This engine is a genuine marine unit and was complete with the orignal lister fitted Blackstone 2:1 ratio gearbox and raised hand start. This engine has now undergone complete restoration which included conversion to electric start and the replacement of the mechanical Blackstone gearbox with a modern PRM 260 2:1 ratio gearbox.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING BEFORE RESTORATION CLICK HERE

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE

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1931 Gardner 3L2

Gardner 3L2 - Year of Manufacture Dec 1931

Arriving with us in November 2012 from Geneva, Switzerland was this 1931 built Gardner 3L2, 28.5hp @ 1000 rpm. Supplied new this engine had powered the motor boat Octavia built for a Mr J H Dunn in Buenos Aires - Argentina (built during the period from 1931 to its commisioning in 1935) and belonged to the same family until 2004. It was then purchased by the present owner and moved to Geneva. Unfortunately over the winter of 2011 it suffered severe frost damage to the cylinder block, resulting in its temporary removal for complete overhaul and repair with MPS.

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE

Along with the engine came its original Gardner No 2 gearbox. This had come for an overhaul along with the engine as it had become excessively noisy while in use. This noise was found to be due to excessively worn bearings.

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1962 Gardner 6LX & 2UC Gearbox

Gardner 6LX - Year of Manufacture 1962

This engine was removed from a Thames barge to make way for a kitchen conversion after many years laying idle. This Gardner 6LX was a genuine marine unit complete with 2.960:1 ratio Gardner 2UC reduction gearbox. This engine produces 110hp @ 1300rpm and is fitted with 24 volt electric start. It has now left us as a used engine to start a new life powering a freight boat working in the Congo, Africa.  

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING CLICK HERE

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