This 1935 built Kromhout Gardner 3LW, 36hp @ 1200rpm, originally powered a dutch bus. This engine is a very early example of the Gardner LW series engines that were built under licence from L.Gardner & Sons by Kromhout Motoren Fabriek in Holland and underwent a total restoration and conversion to marine specification Including 2:1 ratio PRM 280 gearbox.To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here
Engine current condition - Undergoing Restoration
1936 built Gardner 2L2, 19hp @ 1000 rpm. Originally supplied as a generator set engine to civil engineers Holland, Hannen and Cubitts in Sussex. Prior to the current owners purchasing the engine it was removed from its generator and ancillaries. This engine came to MPS for completion of its restoration as the current owner has been struggling for time to complete this beautiful piece of Gardner engineering. The engine was completed to show condition before returning to the owners private collection.To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here
1960 built Dorman 3LB. 47hp @ 1500rpm, Originally powering a Jones crane this engine underwent a major overhaul and conversion to marine specification.
Although a less sought after traditional narrowboat engine these Dorman's are probably the best sounding of all the engines we do, with its long stroke each firing stroke is well defined and gives that sound that will get passers by asking what engine it is.
This engine was completed with 2:1 ratio PRM 280 gearbox and Twin 175A alternators.To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here
Samofa 2S108. 20hp @ 1000rpm, This engine had been sent to us for investigation due to a long period in storage and marinisation for use in a narrowboat. The engine was completed ready for a PRM gearbox and fitted with electric start, jabsco water pump conversion and 12v 175amp alternator.To see a video of this engine running on arrival at MPS click here
Gardner 2LW engine. 24hp @ 1200rpm. This engine is an cast iron crankcase example of this legendary British engine marque. Repatriated from Canada by its current owner it was originally with MPS to repair some damage to the flywheel bell housing caused during shipping and to assess the engines general condition for further use. However during inspection prior to test run bearing material was found in the oil and the engine was then fully overhauled.To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here