Re: Gibber

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on February 13, 2016 at 09:52:05 user PeterC.

In Reply to: Re: Gibber posted by David Bamford on February 13, 2016 at 09:34:31:

Another common tractor and boat fuel used in the pre-war years was Tractor Vaporising oil

Was this the type where to start the engine, you inserted into a starting hole a wad of lit, saltpetre doped cloth or cotton waste, which rammed against the outside of the cylinder and generated a hot spot, which promoted ignition of the fuel/air mixture in the engine?
Or was this the starting procedure of a kind of diesel?
Magnetos, of course, survived for a very long time on motorbikes. I had a BTH (supposed to be better than Lucas) on a Triumph/Norton special. Trickier to set the timing than with a simple set of points.

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