The Crossley J when purchased August 2003.
This engine was dispatched 3rd october 1907 to A Cowan & Sons Ltd, Sydney
J & JJ Crossleys (The J has the flywheel fitted)
This is the J (gas) Crossley which Paul is helping Charlie restore
This is Paul's JJ (kerosene) Crossley. Dispatched 2nd october 1901 to A Cowan & Sons Ltd, Sydney
Both engines have had new flywheels cast and machined. The JJ had a flywheel with cracked spokes so this was used as a pattern. The J was almost a bare block when purchased and has had most of the parts made for it. The JJ was pretty complete but has still needed a bit of work.
Paul's JJ running and almost finished. November 2004
Charlie's J finished December 2004
The business end of the engine
Paul checking for leaks
The J running.
Click here for a short video of the Crossley J Running (1.5mb)
Click here for finished shots of the J & JJ
In early July 2004 Paul finally got his own Crossley J.
This engine dispatched 28th April 1911 to A Cowan & Sons Ltd, Sydney
The J had been converted to run on sparkplug and magneto, hence all the extras on the engine.
Here it is with the extras removed.
A rare sight. In the forground is Paul's J and in the background are Paul's JJ and Charlie's J.
More to come...