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Barrel
« on: 09.05. 2010 06:40 »
Have a look at this barrel and see if you can identify it. I also have the matching head.
I do know what it is but just seeing if the rest of you do!
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #1 on: 09.05. 2010 08:09 »
OK Trev, I'll go first. Is it an ariel huntmaster ? I don't like the way the flange is wasted at the back, could be prone to cracking.
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #2 on: 09.05. 2010 08:20 »
Agree with muskrat, looks like half a Square Four engine.
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #3 on: 09.05. 2010 22:13 »
It looks like I owe you a cigar each!
I have a Huntmaster engine sitting on one of my benches as a curiosity but it has a blown barrel as per A10, half of the flange is missing.
This barrel recently came up on e-bay so I managed to get it to make the engine a viable project for someone in the future.
These barrels seem to be extremely rare now. The last one I saw at a swap meet was priced way out of my league.
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #4 on: 10.05. 2010 05:06 »
Good find, looks like it has plenty of meat left for re-bores?
That engine will definitely be of use to someone.
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #5 on: 10.05. 2010 05:31 »
Hey Trevor,
Looking at that photo, I think it might be your shout for
the oranges!  "Better for you than Cigars".

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Re: Barrel
« Reply #6 on: 10.05. 2010 22:23 »
Cus,
            Those are oranges and tangelos. Not ripe yet but I will only get what the cockatoos leave me.
They have started on the mandarins already. I hate cockatoos!
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #7 on: 12.05. 2010 10:11 »
Trev

There are some NOS ariel huntmaster [small journal a10] con rods on ebay uk
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #8 on: 12.05. 2010 10:22 »
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I hate cockatoos!

Funny, some people (not me!!!) here in Europe keep them as pets.  *lol*

Just realized how obsessed I am. Didn't even see the orange trees 'cause I was so focused on the barrel....
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #9 on: 12.05. 2010 11:01 »
MG,
     A lot of us hate them. A flock of them ate my verandah.
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #10 on: 12.05. 2010 11:05 »
Hmm, sounds like a real pest.


Maybe you should consider getting some of the other BSA products to keep them away...

They also produced these special cylinder barrels for use with non-returning pistons for instance.  *smile*
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #11 on: 12.05. 2010 12:14 »
Got one with a muffler. get 10 before they know somethings wrong !!! How much do they pay over there for one ?
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #12 on: 12.05. 2010 12:29 »
Afaik, prices range from 400 to 1500 Euros depending on the type, but I think people do prefer them alive and without lead-filling.  ;)
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Re: Barrel
« Reply #13 on: 12.05. 2010 22:40 »
Sounds like Cockatoo A L'orange could be on the
menu soon.

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Re: Barrel
« Reply #14 on: 12.05. 2010 22:46 »
Andy,
               Thanks but they are the same rods as in a BSA engine. In fact, everything internal is BSA A10.
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