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.
I will allow 3 engines per month on this page, 4 photos per member,
first in first served.
Owned by Steve Gray
of California, USA
Unfortunately, not a lot to tell
about the history. This was a swap meet engine I picked up around
14 years ago. It was complete and running, but was missing all the
original valve train from the push rod out, which had been home
fabricated out of steel plate by someone way back when. There wasn't
a scrap of paint on it at the time and the cam gear had had some
major surgery somewhere along the line. Restoration included pouring/boring
all new babbitt in the mains and rod, new rod bushing, re-repair
of the cam gear, addition of a cam bushing and fabrication of an
all new cam shaft, metal spraying and turning of the piston back
to original size (was about .050" undersize), new valves, all
new (cast from another engine) rocker, rocker mount, rocker yoke
& ignitor trip machined from castings, new cam follower arm
pivot, new reproduction ignitor, new fuel system, and, of coarse
paint, decals, pinstripe, new oiler and cart fabrication (did I
miss anything?? ;-) ). No idea where or what it was originally used
||Steve pictured here with his beautifully
restored "L" series 2hp R&V Engine
View of governor and timing gears
View of governor
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