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Unknown UK upright single, curved spokes...


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Old 10-13-2018, 01:50:57 AM
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Any help appreciated on this one!
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A Ransomes Wizard?
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Default Re: Unknown UK upright single, curved spokes...

It does indeed look like a Ransomes Wizard. Ransomes Simms and Jeffries produced a few of these in the 1920's but they were not very successful even though they were a close copy of the Scandinavian Brons engine. The surplus stock were largely exported to Australia and New Zealand in the 1930's but I didn't know any went to Canada. The editor of Stationary Engine magazine here in the UK has one and also has the manufacturers records for them if you can find a serial no.
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Bonjour les amis

Here is a Ransomes Wizard sold in France.


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Neat engine, I wonder if the subbase is buried under it?!. Might want to do some digging-maybe the oiler and other parts are there.
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I'm sure I've seen one of these engines before, here in Australia, although I didn't take much notice of it. From my little bit of research today, they seem to be an interesting engine. According to this link, there are only 10 known; I didn't realise they were that rare. They are said to be a two-stroke, yet there is clearly a valve in the head? and they are a compression-ignition engine, although they don't run on diesel, but petrol-paraffin? No spark ignition, but fuel injection? which all makes for a fascinating engine to get running.

https://www.gasenginemagazine.com/co...ansomes-wizard
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Default Re: Unknown UK upright single, curved spokes...

A friend was looking at buying one not long ago. I don't know if he got it. Again I don't know if it is the same engine and I don't know its background.

I understand it is a two stroke hot bulb , Similar to the Tangey and Petter type. I can find out.

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Not Hotbulb , it uses the spray cup like the Hvid engines
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That makes sense, what I'm looking at is actually the injector and not a valve.
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Not Hotbulb , it uses the spray cup like the Hvid engines
You are right Bert. I have checked with my friend about the one he acquired.
This one is a 3hp and he tells me there is a 6hp runner that showed up at a rally last year.

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