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jan
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, I am Situated in South Africa, I would like to know if anyone would be interested in buying this engine ?. My dad was building a Hartley Flarline 20 foot Plywood Cabin Cruiser and this engine is installed in this boat, unfortunately he passed away and his unfinished project is standing. The engine still runs good. The Manual is still in 99% condition. It describes the engine as this :
COVENTRY DIESEL TYPE K.F TWO-STROKE CYCLE OIL ENGINE (INCORPORATING THE KADENACY PATENTED SYSTEM UNDER LICENCE FROM SIR W.G ARMSTRONG WHITWORTH & CO (ENGINEERS) LTD), WITH SELF-CHANGING CO.'S MR.8 MARINE GEARBOX AS INSTALLED IN ADMIRALITY 16FT FAST MOTOR BOATS. ETC...

The Manual has all the engine data, component parts data, general description, maintenance, running instructions etc included in the book the layout of the system in the 16 ft motor boat, engine and part details settings and diagrams and sketches off all parts taken apart(Sectioned drawings) etc..The Manual date is August 1945.

Anyone ???
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David Soul
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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 05:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes
I am interested in purchasing your Dad's engine. How much do you want for it please and any idea of the shipping cost to the UK
Regards.
D Soul
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jb
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi i also have one of these engines engine no kf/178/1147 with the self changing gear box unit no 1451 list no 5084 would like to know more details about it any history if anybody can help???
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eric
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Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A cylinder head KF 3002-4 (8381) is required by me to renovate my 16 foot navy launch, can anyone help?? Please.. Coventry Climax 4 cylinder 2 stroke marine diesel engine KF4 series.
Engine Number KF178-1569
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jb
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Posted on Monday, August 13, 2007 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have a complete engine for sale in perfect working order engine no kf/178/1147 with self changing gearbox unit no 1451 list no 5084 starts first time,every time still in original colours contact bigdogs@blueyonder.co.uk
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eckie
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 04:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello there. .I have just found out about this site. I have a 16ft exRoyal Navy Fast Motor Dinghy- FMD5383
missing engine, tank and instruments as decommissioned in 1962. I'd love to get in contact with anyone with a similar craft, as it is my first boat and I'd like to get the restoration just right- --well- - -in the spirit.
I am a Scot in SW France.
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jb
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Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

message to eckie i have exactly what your looking for contactme at either bigdogs@blueyonder.co.uk or croy123@talktalk.net look forward to here from you....
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eckie
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks JB. . . .email is on the way. Just by the way. . .does anyone know the type of petrol engine which was the other option mentioned in Admiralty specs , please ?
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eckie
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 09:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have just tried contacting 'JAN' . .above . . .but the email address is dead.
Does anyone else possibly have a copy of the manual he describes. . . .I would be extremely interested in a copy.
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eric
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Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From my last entry we have decided to sell our antique 16ft ex-admiralty launch with the KF CC 4cylinder 2 stroke engine as we don't have the time to finish the repairs to the engine. it is on ebay at the moment
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roger baxter
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Hi All,
I have KL engine in my 1923 motor yacht and have quite a few engine parts and two stripped engines that can be used for rebuilding dead engines also I have two workshop manuals that I will be able to photocopy .
If this is any help email me as I am in the UK.
Roger.
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eckie
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 08:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for your email Roger. Is yours KL or KF ?
Certainly the KF workshop manual would help my researches. Cheers
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eric
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 08:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Roger, I too would like a copy of the workshop manual for the KF Coventry Climax 4cld 2 stroke. Maybe you could scan it and send it on a pdf file. Oh, one thing more you guys, check out my new web site and save you loads on fuel costs..
www.vehiclefuelsaver.info you will find it interesting
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eric
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One more thing Roger.. do you have any valves for the engine, we lost two when our head went for repair, please email me.. Thanks
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jumbosailing
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Eckie and Eric.
Sorry about my typing error it is a KF engine
I will scan the manuals I have one for the Mk 1 type engine and the other is for the Mk 2 the Mk 1 engine has a gear type water pump and the Mk2 has rubber rollers I have two new valves and I should have a full set of used valves.
It will take me a few days to scan the manual as I am new at this game
The part no for the valves are KF3203
Roger
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Erik Markussen
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Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 05:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, I am trying to locate a Coventry KF diesel engine for my engine collection here in Denmark, any information received with thanks.
Erik Markussen
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eric
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Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 11:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Erik. I have just collected a massive amount of spare parts from Roger Baxter for my KF engine and he had about two engines but all dismantled, was it a complete engine you are after? Try and get hold of him, he is a great chap and very helpful.
regards, Eric Hoare
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eckie
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Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 12:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Eric,
How do I contact him please ?
. . .and yes. . .I need the whole unit really as well as Coventry Climax instruments and Panel.
I am STILL scraping off skanky paint and bodged carfiller patch-ups, but I will get there
. . .and here we have now . . .two Eriks and an Eric . . .!!
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eric
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Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

His email is baxter2@sky.com Hope you are succesful in your search. Our boat is now stripped down to its last nut and bolt and are in the process of rebuilding it all with the new parts we got from Roger. When finished, it will be a very valuable antique... Hopefully..
regards Eric
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Erik Markussen
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Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Eric,
It is a complete engine I am looking for, but I will try to contact Roger Baxter anyway.
Regards, Erik Markussen
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eric
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 03:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone got a picture or diagram of the 1955 16ft fast Navy launch with the coventry climax KF engine (IN THE STERN) We have nearly finished all the renervation but we are sure it had a cabin/weelhouse on it. I have seen a drawing in the KF manual of a small wheelhouse but the drawing showes the engine midships which will be different as our engine is in the stern and operates through a transfere box so the prop is directly beneath the engine..
Also a technical question.. Some of the wireing has been stripped out but there is a Lucus Current Voltage Regulator (R 8 340) with the contacts labeled E D WL F B Where do they all connect to?? also the chain driven Dinamo has three wires from it (Black Red and Green) where do they go ???.
I am also after a 15" square drive Rev counter cable to fit the Coventry Climax KF, I have the clock part, I think it was made by Smith's. Hope someone out there can help, Please..
Oh, If you are interested in saving money on fuel just check out my web site:- www.vehiclefuelsaver.info
Cheers from Eric
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jumbosailing
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Posted on Monday, July 14, 2008 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Erik
I have about two engines in stripped condition and a few new parts send me you email and i will contact you .
Roger
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eckie
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Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 03:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Roger. . thanks for the reply, but I will leave it for now,as I have just bought the equivalent in petrol engines, complete and running. The FMDs had a choice of petrol or diesel. I bought a GrayMarine Express 4-140 here in France which will do the job nicely. . . .I think.
cheers. . . .Erik
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Erik Markussen
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Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello Roger, please contact me about the two dismantled KF engines, I would like to know if it's possible to assemble a complete engine out of the parts.
P.S. I think there more than one "Erik" in this posting, a bit confusing now and then......
Regards, Erik/Denmark
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jumbosailing
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Hi Erik,
I have a block with new pistons and a reground crankshaft I have just about enough parts to build a complete engine I will make a list and post it here but It will take a few days
Regards,
Roger.
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jb
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hello eric i have a full working coventry type kf engine and gear box that i would like to sell the engine is a fantastic runner any more details you can contact me via email .bigdogs@blueyonder.co.uk
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Erik Markussen
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I have tryed to contact Roger Baxter,with out luck. Does anybody know if he still have spare parts for the KF engines?
Regards, Erik
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eric
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I have the greatest pleasure to anounce that the two year restoration of our 16ft Admiralty launch called SINBAD with the Coventry Climax 4 cylinder 2 stroke supercharged diesel engine is complete. This original KF engine now runs like clockwork and the boat, well, just see for yourself. If you want it then make me an offer over £15,000.. Contact me for the pictures..
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eckie
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Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello again. . I am still here minus an engine. Does anyone have a workshop manual or at least performance details for the KF4.
Pretty urgent now. . boat nearly finished . please help.
email - erikpam@me.com
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jb
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hi i still have the engine and gear box my email address has changed from bigdogs@blueyonder to joe.blake54@gmail.com
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eckie
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Hello folks. . .I bought the engine from Joe and am getting it ready to install in my FMD- 'Dragonfly'. I have had a lot of help too from the amazing Erik in Denmark. Thanks guys. I will still be needing parts so any help is greatly appreciated.
Cheers. . .Erik - in France
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suresteel
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Hi Eric i just brought Sinbad and its looking a bit sorry for its self. Especially in the engine bay. If
you have any manuals on the KF type engine please let me no. Regards adam
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Epikur
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Hi, I have one engine in the boat. It reads Coventry Diesel, 4 cylinder and 60 HP. I do not know what engine is exactly. Engine is old but works perfectly. I'd like to know what engine exactly I have,(type and perfomances). And whether there might be parts of it to find and buy. The only problem is the high consumption of machine oil.

Here is some photos of engine:

http://oi60.tinypic.com/11954ig.jpg http://oi57.tinypic.com/w813qt.jpg

Your help will be valuable, thank you very much and greetings from Croatia.

p.s. If somebody is interesting to buy, here is my email.
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fergus
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Hi, Epikur.
The diesel engine in your boat is a Coventry CDB 30 hp/2000 rpm from app. 1950
Erik
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jeremyp
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A friend of mine has for sale a Coventry KF two stroke diesel engine complete with gearbox. It was last run around 10 years ago. I think it's complete but I'm unable to confirm the condition of the engine so it will be sold for 'Spares or repair' There is also a spare Roots Blower with it. If anyone is interested, please provide contact details so that I can pass them onto my friend. The engine is lying in Cheshire, UK.
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eckie
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hello there. . . .I could be interested in that engine as a spare for my boat. More details and a price please .
Cheers. . .erik.
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jeremyp
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Regarding the Coventry KF in Cheshire, please - no more replies. A new post by the owner MAY appear.

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