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  1. Kelvin F4 rebuild

    Starting to go back together now, hoping to get it in the boat later this summer
  2. Kelvin F4 rebuild

    The flywheel is off, a bigger hammer sorted it! hopefully more to follow later today Tom
  3. Incident at Grindley Brook

    last time we went up, the lock keeper asked what the draught was, we told him just over 3', we hit the cill hard, he didn't believe the tug was as deep as we said, his words were "so it is actually 3' draught then" then he ran more water through! a 28 ton boat hitting the cill and stopping dead probably didn't do the cill much good either. Tom
  4. Kelvin F4 rebuild

    I have a bigger hammer!
  5. Kelvin F4 rebuild

    Finally had some time to start looking at the crankcase and start to remove the flywheel. hoping to start on the gearbox soon,also sorted some new bits still in their packaging
  6. Kelvin J Series, What Oil, How Much?

    I may have a flange suitable for this in my collection of poppet valve plumbing bits, can you let me know the distance between bolt holes and I'll have a look at the weekend. Tom
  7. Kelvin J Series, What Oil, How Much?

    Sae 30 for the diesels sae 40 for the Ricardo and sleeve valves and sae 50 for the poppet valves Tom
  8. Derby Canal River Trent Branch.

    on a slightly different note, has anyone recently tried to get up the upper Trent towards Burton? it would make an interesting alternative to the bottom end of the T&M Tom
  9. Move my engine by boat ?

    Yes, I have welded quite a few old mainly Kelvin cylinders and heads. there is a mig wire available from America for cast iron but the cost is quite high. Tom
  10. Move my engine by boat ?

    I would offer to move it but one of my blocks currently looks like this Tom
  11. Origin of the "Kelvin" brand

    At least you managed to get something out of them, I've been after an F block for nearly 2 years, they think they've got one somewhere.... Tom
  12. Diesel Be Done For?

    I am fitting a big petrol paraffin engine in place of a diesel, I suppose it could be seen as helping the environment! It is green too. Tom
  13. Kelvin F4 rebuild

    Some photos of the second cylinder block, thanks to Billh for donating this block Hopefully more to follow if I get any time to work on it! Tom
  14. Kelvin # 3551

    this sounds like a very early engine, Do you have any photos? It may pre date WW, does it have a normal HT magneto? Tom
  15. Hi Tom, wondering if you can help with my poppet water pump set up?

    1. tom_c


      hi Jeff, my number is 07963014781 your engine sounds like a very early one, do you have any photos? where are you based?