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Offline Rivergypsy

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Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:29:31 PM »
That well know auction site has done it again; I'm now the proud owner (to be) of a Plenty & Son marine engine.It's not strictly a model with it being nearly 4' tall, but it's not that big in full size terms, so I thought I'd drop a post on here for a couple of reasons.

Firstly I was hoping that someone here might have some more information on the company and their engines. and secondly would anyone like me to document the rebuild here? The aim is to measure it all up, model it in SW, and then work out what's missing and both model and machine the parts...















And a restored one - fingers crossed this one turns out as well!





Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 01:45:02 PM »
Aside from a little rust here and there, it looks to be in good shape overall. That should make for a fine restoration and I would be interested to see the progress.

Bill

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 02:10:25 PM »
I'd love to see the restoration. The challenge seems to be that you have no (at this point) drawings. The process should be fascinating.
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Stan

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 02:16:37 PM »
I would also like to see the progress documented and posted. I am especially interested in how you draw what you have and engineer the missing parts.

Sometimes it's fun to see larger projects.

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 02:31:03 PM »
I'd like to follow progress too.

Grace's has some info on the company

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Plenty_and_Son

Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 02:42:46 PM »
I would also love to see it!

Dave

Offline philjoe5

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 02:49:59 PM »
I'm interested as well.  I'll be looking in from time to time  :popcorn:

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 02:53:54 PM »
It would be interesting to see the restore.

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Offline Rivergypsy

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 03:41:23 PM »
Hi,

Many thanks for the replies, and so I'll post updates as I go. It's not going to be a fast job as there's models going on as well, but it'll get there  :naughty:

I should be collecting it next week, so first job is an initial measure before the spanner twirling commences. Now, time to invest in an engine hoist, or risk becoming a regular at the hernia clinic??  :ROFL:

Cheers
Dave

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 04:32:21 PM »
Me too! It's always interesting to see the "full size" versions of things we do on models, and generally how similar they are!

Simon

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 06:30:48 PM »
Dave,

Plenty still exist as part of the SPX operation.  They continue to have a presence in Newbury, though into waterworks and oil field type pumps and mixers now.  My brother in law worked for them a for a bit about 25 years ago.

I'd also like to see the restoration - don't forget to draw it up for a 1/3 scale model  8)

Cheers,

Rod

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 07:29:20 PM »
Go for it :popcorn:

Don't forget lots of pics

Jon

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 07:33:17 PM »
oh yes please this looks mega interesting

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 07:45:56 PM »
She's a beauty. I too would absolutely love to see the restoration.... please!

Andrew

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Re: Plenty & Son marine engine restoration
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 10:07:17 PM »
Dave,

Please do share the restoration with us.  :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

Best Regards
Bob
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