Gardner 2LW - Year of Manufacture 1968
This 1968 built Gardner 2LW. 24hp @ 1200rpm, Originally from a locomotive it underwent a total restoration and conversion to marine specification.
The conversion to marine specification included the addition of electric start, fitting of a marine rear end exit exhaust manifold and the fitting of marine type engine mounting feet. The engine is also fitted with thermostatic temperature control.
The engine is now on its way to its new home to replace a Gardner 4LK in a Canal Narrowboat
TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE DURING ITS INITIAL TEST RUN AFTER RESTORATION CLICK HERE
Gardner 6L3 - Year of Manufacture 1956
This 1956 built Gardner 6L3, 112hp @ 900 rpm was temporarily removed from the Beta III an ex Thames fire boat and sister ship to the Massey Shaw. This historic ships register vessel was built in 1926 by Merryweathers of Greenwich. Seeing service during WWII fighting fires in London she remained in service until the late 1950's. Shortly after she had her original twin Gleniffer engines removed and this Gardner 6L3 fitted in their place. Having been left idle for some time this engine did start although only on a couple of its six cylinders. It was removed and sent to MPS to carry out the repairs and major servicing required to get the engine in good running order for the Beta III's trip from Rye to the Thames on completion of her restoration and conversion.
For more details on the work carried out check out the news pages THE BEATING HEART OF THE BETA III
TO READ MORE ABOUT THE BETA III's RESTORATION CLICK HERE - LINK TO EXTERNAL SITE
TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER OVERHAUL CLICK HERE
Lister JK4ME - Year of Manufacture 1964
This Lister JK4ME originally powered a ships generator and is a Marine Auxiliary varient of this engine. This engine produces 62hp @ 1500rpm and is a genuine marine auxiliary unit and has been sold as spares.
Lister JP3M - Year of Manufacture 1963
Lister JP3M. 35hp @ 1200rpm, This engine arrived with MPS as a trade in for another engine. It is a genuine marine unit and is complete with 12 volt electric and raised hand start. The orignal Lister fitted Blackstone gearbox was missing, The engine was supplied in its current condition with a replacement Blackstone gearbox for self restoration by its new owner, once completed it will replace the Bolinder fitted in FMC Ling to allow for a more user friendly boat.
Petter B3 - Year of Manufacture 1959
This Petter B3 marine engine arrived with MPS when the plans for fitting into his boat never happened, The B3 is one of the very best of the Petter designs.36hp @ 1800 rpm. This engine is fitted with 12 volt electric start and 2:1 ratio Parsons gearbox. Already in good working order it was put through our workshop for general repair and servicing, including the refitting of an original raised hand start and new marine mounting feet. The engine was finished off with thermostatic temperature control and 120amp 12 volt alternator and supplied to re-power a narrowboat which the existing engine had failed in.
TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER MAJOR SERVICE CLICK HERE
Lister Petter AC1W - Year of Manufacture 1980
This engine arrived with MPS for repair. It is a 1980 built Lister Petter AC1W. 6hp @ 3000rpm, Although alot smaller than the engines that are normally found in our workshop this Petter AC1W was sent to us due to repeated unreliability and its eventually reluctance to run at all. As you can see in the photo's the cause was quickly apparent with the removal of the rocker cover as the engine had broken a valve spring resulting in the valve dropping into the cylinder. The engine was repaired and re-assembled before returning to it's owner.
TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS ENGINE RUNNING AFTER REPAIR CLICK HERE