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Albert
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 09:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is an M.W.2 with a Watermota variable pitch prop.
I got it out of a sail boat 30 years ago. Every year or so I have sprayed a shot of oil in the cylinders.
It turns over readily.
I am thinking of putting it up for sale and wondering what is a fair price. Any help would be appreciated.
Check out www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com > Members > Watercraft
Thanks, Albert
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solarrog
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do your have some pictures of the motor I am interested in it
Roger DiRuscio
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Albert
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Roger -- Had a hip replacement. May take a week or two to move it for picture taking. A.
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Joe
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Gents, I have two of these engines, one aircooled and one is water cooled. I have also seen one as an outboard motor and it was a factory job. Both of mine are still under the bench waiting. Some time ago there was one featured in "Stationary Engine" magazine out of England. It was quite beautiful. I bought one of mine through an ad in this magazine. It was in Rugby, a train ride from London. I paid £60 (about $120 US). I live in Vancouver so the shipping was going to be complicated and expensive. So I jumped on an airplane and flew to London. I had asked the seller if he could break the engine down and pack it in an old suitcase, sure he said and was sort of surprised that I would be on the train arriving Rugby at 3 pm. A nut from the "colonies" no doubt. I was there and so was he with this tired old suitcase reinforced with rope and a good thing too. I had about 10 minutes with the fine fellow and the return train was there. Back in London it was a struggle to get off the train with my "baggage" and transfer to the airport bus to Heathrow. The suitcase was struggling to stay together and I was fighting a possible hernia. At the airport the airline agent informed me that the bag was too heavy. Our baggage smashers don't lift over 40 pounds but if you can split it up I have a cardboard box and tape. Worked out well. Arrived Vancouver airport customs inspection; "....how long you been away? Two days? What you got in the suitcase? A greasy old engine. Somewhere there was a secret alarm and in a heartbeat there was four more officers around me. Well in the end it all worked out but they were suspicious of an old guy going to England and back with a greasy old engine all in less than three days. A reasonable person might ask why, where's the benefit? Simple, I worked for the airline. Had some great food watched some movies, had a scenic train ride and all for a lot less than a freight bill. Hey, it's Sunday morn and that's my story.......Joe
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Phil
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Coventry Victor and Coventry Club-both designed in 1930s and manufactured by the same family firm in UK until late 1970s-both flat twin and with either water cooled or aircooled heads-both about 9hp..
The aircooled versions saw service in WW2 and after with the RAF as generators/fire pumps etc.
I inherited one with my Bermudan Sloop about 10 yrs ago though abandoned it some years ago.due to impossibility of sourcing spares.
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M. Bartolo
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have been given a Coventry Victor marine engine a couple of months ago,and I started it for about 4 minutes and stoped it because the carburetor leaks fuel.I have another two more carburetors and they are the same. I wonder if can find a proper carburetor for it?
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Joe T.
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Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a Coventry Victor M.W.2 installed in a Shaw 24 Yawl. It runs great with low vibration. I am looking for another engine to use for spare parts. I am also looking for a gearbox to replace the sailclutch.
To M. Bartolo
Check the stop on the float. If it does not close properly the excess fuel will leak out the drain at the bottom of the carburator. I have manuals for adjusting the carburator and for the engine.
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joe_t
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Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If anyone is interested in selling their M.W.2 engine please contact me at
jrtsailing@msn.com
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qkewdos
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Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Saturday, October 08, 2005 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi chaps found this site by accident, i am not sure if this is of interest but if you chaps can help me i will give you info which quite possibly you had not known before.


my questions
1.
flat twin coventry victor ' midget' 2 cyl 4 stroke
think 296 cc?
2.
norman engineering co. ltd., of warwick uk
produced horizontally opposed, twin cylinder, four stroke t.300
296.56 cc exactly!air cooled carb is solex ignition is b.t.h. magneto

i have not an ounce of tech or engineering in my blood.. i'm an arty farty.

but i have uncovered some esp. to your site, very interesting info re these engines during my research into another matter.

i will be writing a paper which will include this info which may be of great interest to you.

thanks

q
what do you know of these and do you know of marine applications
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qkewdos
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Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2005 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

try also qkewdos@freeuk.com
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simonz
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Username: simonz

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Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 04:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, does anyone have a coventry victor midget mw2
for sale as i need two cylinders and heads as mine are cracked many thanks. Simon.
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miro
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Username: miro

Post Number: 366
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Coventry Victor engines were used in the DisPro boats from 1952 to the end of production in1958 (I think).
Great engine for that application.
The heads are virtually impossible to reproduce .
You might try the DisPro web site for a contact for other parts.
www.disppearingpropellerboat.com

They've become quite scarce I'm sorry to say.

miro
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jamiefitz
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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 - 07:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey guys just wonderin could anybody help me out with sourcing a fuel tank for my coventry victor m.a103 outboard motor and also does anybody know of factory manuals[tech specs] etc that can be got, would realy love if somebody could come up with any info for me would appreciate it greatly
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keithuk
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Username: keithuk

Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 03:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, i have the user and parts manuals for my SS8 and the midget (same engine) but they don't hold much tech info, the timing is not to hard to setup and as far as a tanks, most engines i see are inboards and don't have a tank anymore, so just keep looking.
This is my one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=341giaabOU4&feature=channel_page
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andrew ferguson
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Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 06:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,

A friend of mine has a 6/9 hp Deisal, with clutch and gears, looks very old, cranks over though. We do not know much about them. I shall gather some more info re serial numbers/dates,once we clean it down, if someone could enlighten us of its origins, or even if it useful to someone out there, be much appreciated.

Regards
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Chris Gould
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Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In a corner of a boatyard in West Wales is a 23ft sailing cruiser in a derelict condition. It has a Coventry Victor twin water-cooled petrol engine with magneto ignition. I have it on good authority that this engine was professionally installed about 4 years ago. The interesting point is that it was 'new' when installed, and arrived in its original packing. It must be worth somebody's while to rescue this old engine. I was not able to look at the front of it but the engine can be turned over using the flywheel and the gearbox feels good. There is also a sterntube and prop and all the other gear. If anyone is interested I can make some enqiries.
Chris G
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john shaw
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 06:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Chris, Do you know what sort of sailing cruiser it is installed in,and the address of the boatyard.
Regards,
John.

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