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MK3 Covenanter restoration

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the neptunes were in a different breach in the same year, the army must have running out of buffalo's !

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Well I can't believe the progress you have made already!

Never heard of a flat Meadows engine until now.

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This may be a stupid question ,when building engines how many parts are taken from there 6 cylinder range ,The manifolds look very much like the ones on the Meadows powers pioneers?

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19 minutes ago, mogmaner said:

This may be a stupid question ,when building engines how many parts are taken from there 6 cylinder range ,The manifolds look very much like the ones on the Meadows powers pioneers?

Meadows powered Pioneers? They were Gardner powered. The Meadows petrol engine in the Explorer was actually a converted diesel engine.

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11 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

Meadows powered Pioneers? They were Gardner powered. The Meadows petrol engine in the Explorer was actually a converted diesel engine.

Another thing I didn't know

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Can someone post a pic or two of the meadows fitted to the explorer. There might be parts I could use. Cheers

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Hey Rick I sent you another PM

 

Regards

John

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I'm pretty sure it's a Meadows 6PC630 in an Explorer.  The Duxford one is converted to 6DC630 diesel.

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engine is now with the specialist. i'll be keeping my fingers crossed

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I've got a meteor for sale on milweb and I'm hoping the £7.5k will cover the engine costs. No harm in being optimistic 😀

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If you had a liberty engine and spares I would buy them...or if you had the all the goodies for the meteor (radiators/tanks etc), I'm there...

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keep it a centaur mate. it's too good to mess about with

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She will stay as a Centaur, was just talking about the possible other projects that will need engines and ancillaries.. :)

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Absolutely insane Rick! Love it!

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we haven't done any work on the tank for quite a while but this doesn't mean we have been idle. 
the engine was removed and has been with the engine specialist for assessment as to whether it would be viable to restore it to running condition and it looks like we got lucky, although it will require a rebore and new rings we should be able to use the original pistons. 
the bottom end hasn't been checked over yet but visually it too looked to be very good. 
we're a long way off from running it but things are looking good so far 1f642.png:)

 

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Are you still going for the Neptune's?

 

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no plans yet, i was hoping to do a dig with the history channel but they didn't fancy trying to get permission to put a hole in lincolnshires flood defences :) 

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