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Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:01 pm

Hi,

I am looking for an old marine diesel, or any diesel engine. Something like a Perkins 4108, or an old BMC / Watermota conversion. It's for the boy who is looking to strip it and repair it for education purposes.

I have cash and can collect. The condition does matter but I am not interested ex moorings or smashed castings, it doesn't matter if it is a bit incomplete .

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks,

Alastair
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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby Gardenshed » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:25 pm

don't let me wife see your post as she would point to a partially dismantled perkins 4108 in the garage that apparently is not a valuable source of spares, but is cluttering up the garage. You'd have to wait until the summer to collect it.
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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby voyager35 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:21 pm

I have a complet Volvo turbo engine/gearbox I took it out of the boat with head/turbo problems and never got round to fixing or selling it.
also have head gasket set. I would be open to reasonable offers

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby Rick_A » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:02 pm

I have my 2002 Perkins 3 cylinder 18hp lying in the garage, is going to the scrap yard. Almost complete. Used to run great, but getting it started was a nightmare for some reason, once running would purr away all day perfectly. Right from when it was new it would never start. So was scrapped 2 years ago as just not reliable enough for me with having kids on board. Free for uplift, Im in Perthshire.

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:58 pm

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby Gardenshed » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:18 am

wonder how many more old diesels are cluttering up the garages of Perthshire?!

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby Rick_A » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:28 am

Gardenshed wrote:wonder how many more old diesels are cluttering up the garages of Perthshire?!

Are you in Perthshire too?

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby Gardenshed » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:44 pm

Occasionally, work permitting

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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:43 pm

Gardenshed wrote:wonder how many more old diesels are cluttering up the garages of Perthshire?!


Thats what I was thinking. However, when I look in my own shed, I am staggered at the stuff I have accumulated.
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Re: Old Marine Diesel Engine Wanted

Postby pagoda » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:51 pm

BlowingOldBoots wrote:
Gardenshed wrote:wonder how many more old diesels are cluttering up the garages of Perthshire?!


Thats what I was thinking. However, when I look in my own shed, I am staggered at the stuff I have accumulated.


+1

My wife has similar opinions about my wheeled vehicle collection, and the upstairs room which is halfway to a chandlery these days, or maybe a sail loft!


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