WLB1

andy
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WLB1

Postby andy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:18 am

Hi all
I live in Victoria Australia and have been restoring engines for quite some time. I have reciently unearth a Wolseley WLB 1 and would like some info on it. It is missing the hopper which i am lead to believe was just a welded steel box, i would like to know the dimensions of theis and how it is attached to the head. Someone has made a steel plate and put it on the head in place of the hopper and ran a tank to cool it.
Andy

ryan
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Re: WLB1

Postby ryan » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:01 pm

i cant believe more people dont post on this forum, you have an extremaly rare engine, im lucky enough to own one, there was onle 691 made in the world, it was a trial engine for the LB8 and 9 , the hopper was steel plated , not many have survived, shaft is made from white steel , 3 3/4 horse power ( a monster) twin flywheel, what engine number is yours mine is 504 see mine in my wolseley secion

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Re: WLB1

Postby Hunter » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:45 pm

I agree with with you as I have said earlier on this site, this site is wonderful and full of all 99.9% engine site, not like other site that have fallen in to bar room/school boy giggling rooms, one step away from making fart noises un your arm with a cupped hand!

Sadly I don't own an engine as rare as yours.

What I do have is an engine I am working on and I have received loads of support to fix her.
Wolseley WD8, 1949. Two J A Prestwich Zero series, Passion is shearing equipment being a shearer.

ryan
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Re: WLB1

Postby ryan » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:39 pm

yeah its a great forum, the info is brill

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Re: WLB1

Postby Hunter » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:30 am

We just need to get more people on here.
Wolseley WD8, 1949. Two J A Prestwich Zero series, Passion is shearing equipment being a shearer.

andy
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Re: WLB1

Postby andy » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi all
Ryan has been helping me out with advice on my WLB1, but i cannot upload any pics on his forum so i thought i might see if some one else can help. I have been told that my WLB1 sould have a steel hopper mounted to the head with studs, these studs are not used to secure the head to the block so my head should have 12 holes (6 head to block and 6 hopper to head) but mines only has 6 :roll: ? any ideas
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Re: WLB1

Postby ryan » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:45 am

if you take a look again, i have posted the pictures.

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Re: WLB1

Postby ryan » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:48 am

the clylinder head has, 6 holes to mount it to the block, the 12 studs around the outside to mount the hopper, looking at your picture, you have not got the cylinder head needed, it maybe difficult to convert yours back to hopper cooled,

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Re: WLB1

Postby andy » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:41 am

Hi Ryan
Why couldnt the hopper be mounted to the head with the six head studs and the large brass nuts? The brass nuts used to fix my head to the block are usually used inside a hopper which is why i was thinking that this was how the hopper was mounted.
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Re: WLB1

Postby ryan » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:05 am

becuase the steel hopper has more studs, the proper head had 6 holes on the inside to mount to the block and more studs around the outside to mount the hopper on top again, looking at your pictures it doesnt look like you have the correct clylinder head


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