Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 08:03 am: ||
Attached are a couple of photos of a NL2 just completed. Its about 1913 with an different front cylinder most likly an Aussie replacement.
Post Number: 730
|Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 09:06 am: ||
What is the cast iron vertical tank behind the rear cylinder? An expansion tank?
Can you post the engine serial number?
Richard A. Day Jr.
Post Number: 385
|Posted on Monday, October 02, 2006 - 10:38 am: ||
Allan and I have been working for years on Palmer related items. He turned up a ca 1913 catalog with pictures of early NR/NL showing the pump side of these engines unlike any I had ever seen in US catalogs. The air intakes had cast iron ovens and piping to the carburetor intakes. Never have seen a similar cast iron piping set up like that in any US catalogs. Crankcase breather set up not seen in US catalogs. I cannot explain why these differences but there you are they are
clearly Palmer made engines as you can even read the side plates. Just recently another model M showed up owned by Steve Craig, AU. This one is the best and most complete of the single cylinder Model M which is of the period 1907-09. It too has a strange looks like AU knock off cylinder.
Don't know its history but Steve has done a magnificent reconstruction job. Looking forward to finding more about its history.
Post Number: 123
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 12:36 pm: ||
That's a beauty. Isn't it often the case with two cylinder engines that one cylinder will deteriorate faster from salt water corrosion than the other? I've been told this happens due to the temperature differences between the two cylinders(?).
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2006 - 11:05 pm: ||
Unfortunately don't have a serial#
Using Dick' expertise its been dated about 1913 because it has a brass oil pump and the engine sump oil and gearbox oil are not seperate. There is just a removable baffle plate between the two.
That black extension is just a muffler pointing upwards. The photos show it running at a show.