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Alpha DeLaval Tank Cooled Vertical


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Old 06-28-2002, 10:22:17 PM
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Default Alpha DeLaval Tank Cooled Vertical

Has anyone seen many engines like this one? It is a milking machine vacuum pump engine that is tank cooled. The farmer could use the heated water from the tank to clean the milking equipment. Some of these had a generator so they could string up a few light bulbs in the barn. The intake and exhaust valve rocker arms are in the upper cover as well as the spark plug. It has a Wico magneto.

Does anyone have a manual for sale or that could be photo copied?

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Old 06-29-2002, 12:37:47 AM
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Hi Harry, I have no literature but had a running model like yours.Just the bare engine,no vac. pump.It was painted the same as some of the other Alpha-Delaval engines i've seen. Sort of a pea green similar to IHC Moguls.I presently have the same engine with a little radiator and fan.Yours had a galvanized tank with a hinged lid.I know of a couple more but don't see them a lot in the Northwest.Good Luck to you!

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Old 06-29-2002, 02:47:11 AM
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This engine was made from 1929 to ?, by Lauson.

In 1936 stover started making a two-cylinder water tank cooled engine for DeLaval (the DeLaval Senior) possibly replacing the Lauson version.

I have an owners manual dated Dec.1 1929, also I have an add showing the lighting setup to be run off of the magnetic pulso pump. I also include a few pages from Lauson's Catalogue "B" (circa 1934) that refers to these engines.

The last time that I coppied the literature, I made an extra copy. I have it in an envelope adressed to you. I will try to get it in the mail tomorrow.
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Old 06-29-2002, 08:12:19 AM
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Default Re: Alpha - another view, mag side

This view is end-on showing the Wico mag...


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Old 06-29-2002, 08:21:12 AM
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Default Re: Alpha - water tank

This is the water tank with hinged lid. (Upside down in photo.) Two head ports on the top and one on the bottom. There is a separator panel near the bottom to allow two water compartments, I suppose the top one hotter than the bottom. Drain valve and pipe included.

It should make a neat display engine, but there is lots of work to do in restoring it. (Holes in gas tank, and a complete teardown.) The hand crank is missing and the pulley clutch will have to be fabricated.


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Old 06-29-2002, 09:44:35 AM
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Harry! In the mag side view of your single cyl Delaval,is that a two cyl Delaval in the background?? Looks similar to one I have that is missing the mag Is a mag like that still available?? Vic
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Old 06-29-2002, 11:37:16 AM
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Mornin' Harry. If you'd like to blast on this treasure, you're more than welcome to come on out. Rick in Helena
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Old 06-29-2002, 03:09:29 PM
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Harry, The vac. pump with a stover 2 cyl.eng has a water hopper in two sections so that you can drain the outer one for hot water when you are done milking. The inner stays full for engine cooling. I thought that was pretty cagey. Bill
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Old 06-29-2002, 04:20:27 PM
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We have the same engine only aircooled and sayes 4hp lauson on the tag
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Old 06-29-2002, 07:47:03 PM
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Default Re: Alpha - another view, mag side

I'll mention this to the owner. You may be able to buy the mag or the whole engine. It is missing its pistons and rods.
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Old 06-30-2002, 12:30:09 AM
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If the 2 cyl Alpha DeLaval "Senior" (Stover DV2) is to be parted out, I am looking for a carburetor and a fuel pump. Thanks Bill Garman
 

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