Southern Cross Mark J

Description

SC top view

Identification

The Mark J can be identified by a serial number stamped on the end of the crankshaft, and on the flywheel near the SPARK indicator. My engine only has the crankshaft number, and that was quite difficult to find through the rust and slap-dash method of stamping. My engine also has 24 cooling fins on the cylinder, which indicates a Southern Cross.

Crankshaft end showing serial number This number is a bit difficult to read, but polishing the steel with fine sandpaper brought out the parts of the numbers which were actually stamped. The serial number 5853 places this engine at 1938.


Flywheel showing serial number This number is much easier to read, but is different from the crankshaft. The serial number 13674 places the flywheel at 1942.


Magneto

Links

Southern Cross Engine Register maintained by Ian Mathews.

Michael Pedersen's Buzzacott A very good writeup on the Buzzacot version of this engine.

Restoration

Manuals

Instruction Manual for Southern Cross Mark J Farm Pump Engine

Jerry Evans has a scanned copy of the manual on his manuals downloads page. Local copy

 
 
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