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1897 Benz of Mannheim

Post by benz on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:13 pm

I thought I'd show you my 4hp 1897 Benz engine that I will try to finish restoring this year. I found this engine in a very sorry state in Holland. I've spent many hundreds of hours just to get it to this state!!!
Mike








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wow , what a restoration

Post by RAB on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:56 pm

thats very inpressive, you have done so much on that, i cant believe the condtion before, now look at it, well done mike cheers

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Re: 1897 Benz of Mannheim

Post by BRASSO on Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:23 pm

Fantastic work.

It's an absolute beauty!!

regards

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Re: 1897 Benz of Mannheim

Post by JONESEY on Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:43 pm

Thats a great looking engine ,you should give your self a pat on the back for all the hard work you have put into it Smile
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Re: 1897 Benz of Mannheim

Post by marcus on Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:50 pm

what a beast of machinery great work

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Re: 1897 Benz of Mannheim

Post by benz on Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:07 pm

Thanks guys for the positive comments cyclops

Here are a couple more pics of some of the pieces needed. The red pattern is from the mag mounting that I had cast, this is only one pattern from about 15 made so far. The mag was VERY hard to find even in mainland europe, I found one in Holland in the end, this is the first mag ever produced starting in 1887. The new gear is hollow like the original and filled with the original river bed sand?? from the original.





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