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George Murray
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2001 - 04:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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 marimemotors@aol.com
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Robert Holcomb
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 11:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i would try this newsgroup that specialize in european engines.
good luck bob..


here is the url

http://www.mailgate.org/index.html

you will need to sign up it is free

then go to

uk.rec.engines.stationary

rec.boats.building

lots of interesting stuff,
bob....
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Adam Cottrill
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 05:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi George,
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

Kind regards,
adam
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steve Goodsell
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.

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