|Posted on Monday, September 19, 2005 - 06:44 pm: ||
I have a Palmer model BH engine s/n 3493751. Although I collect antique gas engines this is my first marine engine. It starts and runs very well, and it look good with no signs of breaks or repairs. I would like to know how old it is and an idea of its value. Thank you for any help you can give.
Post Number: 1200
|Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 01:25 pm: ||
I belived that would be a 1951 engine, the last two digits of the s/n being the year of production. I'm sure Dick Day will be anxious to add that serial number to his list of know Palmer engines.
The BH is a nice engine. They were often used in small launches and as auxilary engines in sailboats.
I don't get involved in "value". There is no good source for parts for that engine. Often people that have one in a boat try to find another as a spare.
We sell a manual that covers the BH and the PW27.
John A. Campbell
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 12:42 pm: ||
I am looking for a small inboard marine engine in TOP CONDITION for use in a 15'10" inboard motor launch I'll be building starting this spring. The plans specify the Palmer Baby Huskie 25. I have no experience with antique engines.....I want one like the Palmer BH or something along those lines....electric starting is a MUST....a reverse gearbox is another MUST..........any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!.....John Campbell, Belton, TX....254-939-7865
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:59 am: ||
I have a complete Palmer Baby Huskie (BH) 6 Hp #3488151, with a Snow-Nabstedt gear (Fwd-N-Rev), that I was given years ago. I have never run it, but have stored dry in my basement. Was told it was running when removed from the boat. Everything turns and I would bet good money it would require little in the way of prep to start.
I am debating the options of restore for hobbie, or sell as is (no clue of value), or restore then sell. I'm sure someone would want it, but it's not for free.
Richard A. Day Jr.
Post Number: 520
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 08:19 pm: ||
The first question anyone buying a used marine engine should be was it used in fresh or salt water. The answer being OK if it was used in fresh water and has been in dry storage for years. If it was used in salt water and been in dry storage for years it probably has serious rust cracks around the lower water jacket and too often the cylinder and head are in seriou trouble.
I would like to add your engine to my ever growing list of known Palmer serial numbers. I try to publish and update each year. It only goes to collectors and Marine Museums and libraries. No charge. I do request no one put the listing on the internet because there are so many people mining the internet for names and addresses. No one has violated that request to date. There is of course no objection to anyone on the list contacting others on the list. The whole purpose of the list it to help others pin down technical details and changes over the production life of the engines. I avoid getting into the pricing game as it all depends on the seller and the buyer arriving at a mutually agreed price. I can say in my opinion an engine is more valuable as found than after it has been
"Restored". The reason being most serious collectors prefer to deal with an engine as close to untouched as possible. Hope this helps.