|Kelvin low tension ignition system
|Posted on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 04:49 am: ||
Up to approximately 1910 the Bergius companies, on their Kelvin car and marine engines, used an ignition system with a low tension magneto and an in-cylinder arc make and break device operated by a one sided cam on the camshaft. The system was designed by Doc Murray who also designed the Arrol-Johnson and the Albion cars.
As I have just found a 3.5" bore poppet valve with the cam and holes for this LT system, I am interested in finding out any information on this Kelvin system. Can anyone help me please with obtaining drawings, sketches or photos specifically of this early Kelvin system? I suspect there are none but who knows.
Has anyone information of an existing Kelvin engine, earlier than No 1312, dated about 1911/12 apart from the one in Glasgow Transport Museum?
Thanks and Happy New Year
George Murray on email@example.com
|Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 11:00 pm: ||
i would try this newsgroup that specialize in european engines.
good luck bob..
here is the url
you will need to sign up it is free
then go to
lots of interesting stuff,
|Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 05:28 am: ||
firstly congratulations on your find when you say its a 3.5 bore which one a model 3,6 or 12?
I have a model 3 with some noticable differences about it. I dont have a LT system but would be keen to have a look at yours
|Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 04:55 pm: ||
Don't know anything at all about engines, let alone this sort....except I have found one!! pictures at http://www.goodsell.freeserve.co.uk/kelvin.htm
Which I am interested in offering for sale.