|Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:17 am: ||
Ihad this motor given to me a number of years ago . Does anyone recognise the Type? It is not a Blaxland
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 09:56 pm: ||
That motor look like a Vinco
Post Number: 65
|Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:23 pm: ||
The whole bottom end of that engine looks to be Penguin. I have never heard of a Penguin without a detachable water jacket on the cylinder barrel. Could the cylinder be off a Blaxland, as they were flange mounted?
Not a Vinco. They didn't use a flange-mounted cylinder.
Post Number: 99
|Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:43 pm: ||
Not a Vinco as Eric confirmed.(G'Day Eric)
Looks to be a Simplex 3 HP 2 stroke.
Not a lot around these days.
Post Number: 93
|Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:49 pm: ||
It looks very much like a Blaxland 'Super pup' to me. I understand they were rated as 4 1/2 hp and the twins were rated as 10 hp. A pic from the other side could help. Sorry it's been a long time since a saw a 3hp Simplex and will make inquiries with a brother whose memory is better than mine. Regards Laurie
|Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:49 pm: ||
Eric, I think you are probably right. I reckon itis a Penguin with a Blaxland pot fitted. The crankcases have extra bronze sealing around the crankshaft bearings and the bottom crankcase has an extension section for the Magneto mount.Drive to the prop would have been via the Flywheel
Post Number: 94
|Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 05:55 pm: ||
Having conferred with trusty brother and Neil Jones it seems the magneto drive is consistent with a Simplex (and not Blaxland) but the water pump appears different than the Simplex. So who has some good pics of a Penguin? Cheers.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 06:40 pm: ||
There are some good pics on this board. Try:
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 09:39 pm: ||
Thanks Brian , They were excellent photos on the website you suggested. It is certainly a Penguin motor.If I remember rightly the removable water jacket and cylinder were "shot" rusted out and an attempt was made to fit a Blaxland Pot to it. These motors are probably pretty rare to find nowadays.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Monday, May 09, 2011 - 07:01 am: ||
Definitely a penguin, they had a basic dog clutch inside the flywheel where you can see the small shaft and retaining holes. Also as discussed the
magneto is correct and in that position.