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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 overhaul 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 on arrival at MPS click here

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

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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 on arrival at MPS click here

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1938 Lister JP2

Lister JP2 - Year of Manufacture 1938

Lister JP2. 23hp @ 1200rpm, This engine is an industrial version of the JP range of engines.

Sold As Project Engine

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1962 Kromhout 3TS 117

Kromhout 3TS 117 - Year of Manufacture August 1962

In late 2012/early 2013 this 1962 built Kromhout Gardner 3TS-117 underwent a general overhaul and gearbox adaption. Producing 54hp @ 1500rpm, This model represents where Kromhout Motoren Fabriek went after the licensing agreement with Gardner expired. Gardner moved from the LW series engines to the LX and Kromhout moved to the TS. This engine shares many design features that any Gardner enthusiast would recognise and also shares some internal components.

Being a genuine marine engine this engine has 24 volt electric start, raised hand start, marine engine mounting feet and is also fitted with thermostatic temperature control.

This engine was completed with a 1.09:1 ratio PRM750 gearbox,Twin 24 volt alternators and engine mounting steels.

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