FEATURED ENGINES

The section is for R&V Register Members to show off their engines in either as found or restored condition.
The photos can be posted to me or sent in via email, but must be good clear, focused images of around 300Kb file size.

Jeff Fenske, Fresno, California, USA

I rescued this 1916 BR series 2 3/4 horse Triumph from an old barn a few miles west of Fresno, California about four years ago. The original owner had recently passed away and we were able to purchase it before the estate sale. It was in pretty sad shape. It was a one owner engine and originally pumped water for the tank house. One of the selling points for me was that the name plate showed that it was sold in Fresno, Calif. which is where I live.

With a little bit of sweat and elbow grease and a few dollars it has turned into an engine that has been to many engine shows and runs great. The piston, valves, and every other part came off without a problem. I sand blasted everything and painted it. I had to order a new fuel tank and muffler. I also build a cart for it.

This is my first engine restoration and was very enjoyable to see it transform into an engine that I am proud to display.

Jeff Fenske Fresno, California U.S.A.

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Magneto side view


Front view

 

 


Exhaust side view


Brass tag showing the Californian Dealer


Upside down Wizard magneto


Tag restored

Nicely restored and ready to show

A proud owner and a well earned drink
   


Rare and nicely restored Wizard magneto


Thanks Jeff, nice article and a great restoration job.

If you would like your engine displayed here for all to see, I need good photos like these and a write up about the engine.
Thanks
Peter Lowe
R&V Registrar

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