Re: Gibber

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Posted by David Bamford on February 13, 2016 at 09:34:31 user David.

In Reply to: Re: Gibber posted by Tom Napier on February 11, 2016 at 12:56:08:

Another common tractor and boat fuel used in the pre-war years was Tractor Vaporising oil, (TVO). I met in Sydney a chap who had an English retired fishing smack which had a venerable TVO engine. As this fuel is no longer available, he tried others to approximate it. He found the engine ran best on mineral turpentine! He eventually had to dispose of a quite good engine because of the fuel problem, and replaced it with a much smaller, efficient diesel. Paraffin engines would have had spark ignition from a magneto. Magnetos were a lot more common in the twenties and thirties than they are today.

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