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1936 Gardner 2L2

Gardner 2L2 - Year of Manufacture 1936

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

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1960 Dorman 3LB

Dorman 3LB - Year of Manufacture approx 1960

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

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Samofa 2S108

Samofa 2S108 - Year of Manufacture TBC

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

To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here

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1953 Gardner 2LW

Gardner 2LW- Year of Manufacture 1953

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

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1963 Lister JK4

Lister JK4 - Year of Manufacture 1963
Lister jk4. 62hp @ 1500rpm, Originally powering a standby generator this by Lister's JK has seen little use. This perticular example included electric start and later centrifugal type water pump.
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Pair of 1966 Gardner 6LX's

Gardner 6LX's - Year of Manufacture 1966

This pair of Gardner 6LX's, 110hp @ 1300 rpm, had been removed along with their Gardner 2UC gearboxes from ex-RNLI Oakley class lifeboat Number 48-02 (ON989), RNLB James and Catherine Macfarlane for inspection and overhaul after nearly 30 years of laying idle. These engines were inspected and overhauled as required and returned to their home ready to power this old lifeboat once again.

RNLB James and Catherine Macfarlane, was built by Berthon Boat Company, Lymington in 1967. Serving at Padstow, Cornwall from 1967 to 1983 and then The Lizard, Cornwall from 1983 until 1987 when she was withdrawn from service. Early in 1988 she was put on display to the public at Lands End, Cornwall where she remained until mid 2016 when due to her deteriorating condition she was sold to the current owners.

Port Engine

To see a video of the port engine running after overhaul click here

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Stbd Engine

To see a video of the starboard engine running after overhaul click here

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