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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #865

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Good Evening,

I picked up this 500cc ABC from Kim Siddorn before he past away. Sadly it has seen better days and I'm a little hesitant to run it again.






Kim thought it was a engine used for aircraft starting, hence no governor.

I don't suppose there is any spares in the wild? I'd love to have it running as a WW1 flat twin has been a aim of mine for some years.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers, Steve
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #866

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Here is one running.

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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #867

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There is nothing wrong with having the engine running, it's a good and fast engine if in a frame, see my 250 firefly.
Make a copy of the 1914 500cc frame or there is no shame putting it in a Douglas or other if turning the right way.
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #868

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Could this be a trench pump. It is said Bradshaw developed the bike from these engines. It's the frame.
Martin
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #869

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They made a trench pump, but this one is an aircraft starter set. I did have a period photo online of an somewhere but I can't seem to find it to share. It's in Kim Siddorn's book on ABC engines.
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #870

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Steve,
You may find you don't need any spares to get it going. Our experience at Brooklands on 3 Bradshaw engines is they are basically robust and will run decently, even with a good amount of wear. I would suspect the mag would require a rewind to get a decent spark. Apart from that, they are not complex, so quick to take apart, clean and put back together.
best wishes
Ian
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #871

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Sadly it's not been looked after in the years before I got hold of it.

DSCF5497 by Bryntin Photography, on Flickr

DSCF6838 by Bryntin Photography, on Flickr

Cheers, Steve
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1915 500cc Aircraft starter 4 months 2 weeks ago #872

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I just love the fact that this stuff is still out there and credit to all you guys who are keeping it alove!
Martin
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