Author Topic: Bamford Tulip Engine  (Read 716 times)

Offline Alyn Foundry

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Re: Bamford Tulip Engine
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2018, 01:56:33 PM »
Hello All.

I think it could be considered a hybrid, a marriage of early and late. My first open crank, the aspirations of a young collector was a 2 HP Hit and Miss Bamford of the late 1920's. Once restored and moved on for a reasonable profit many more engines followed. This was the way I financed my Lister collection.

I've attached a picture of the more conventional Bamford layout, detachable cylinder head, 2 valve. The
" caged valve " system that had been used on the early " headless " engines was great for de coking but if left for long periods of time became seized solid!

Cheers Graham.