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====== Sunshine 2HP Sundial Type B ====== ====== Sunshine 2HP Sundial Type B ======
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===== Description ===== ===== Description =====
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It is a 2hp "B" model, number 6432 which places it's [[date of manufacture|date of manufacture]] to late 1939. It is a 2hp "B" model, number 6432 which places it's [[date of manufacture|date of manufacture]] to late 1939.
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===== History ===== ===== History =====
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===== Links ===== ===== Links =====
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===== Multimedia ===== ===== Multimedia =====
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First run: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iegv4EoePSo|YouTube]] or [[video1|Embedded]]\\ First run: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iegv4EoePSo|YouTube]] or [[video1|Embedded]]\\
Second run: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOCqr47gEd0|YouTube]] or [[video2|Embedded]] Second run: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOCqr47gEd0|YouTube]] or [[video2|Embedded]]
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===== Restoration ===== ===== Restoration =====
The engine had been sitting in a shed for the last 20 or so years, and was very well preserved. The ignition lead had corroded internally, which took a while to track down. For some reason the oiler had been hacksawed off at some point leaving just the base screwed into the hopper. The magneto was missing it's back cover - a flat aluminium plate by the looks of it. The big end wick oiler looks like it had come loose and knocked against the crank, as the threaded stem was bent sideways and cracked about half way down. Some notes on fixing these issues are [[restoration|available]]. The engine had been sitting in a shed for the last 20 or so years, and was very well preserved. The ignition lead had corroded internally, which took a while to track down. For some reason the oiler had been hacksawed off at some point leaving just the base screwed into the hopper. The magneto was missing it's back cover - a flat aluminium plate by the looks of it. The big end wick oiler looks like it had come loose and knocked against the crank, as the threaded stem was bent sideways and cracked about half way down. Some notes on fixing these issues are [[restoration|available]].
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===== Parts ===== ===== Parts =====
===== Trivia ===== ===== Trivia =====
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The SUNDIAL family of engines was manufactured in Australia by H.V.McKAY MASSEY HARRIS Pty Ltd at the Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine Vic. They were essentially simple horizontal cylinder 4 stroke petrol powered engines with an atmospheric inlet valve. The engine could be converted to run on kerosene and late in their production run this became a standard feature. The SUNDIAL family of engines was manufactured in Australia by H.V.McKAY MASSEY HARRIS Pty Ltd at the Sunshine Harvester Works, Sunshine Vic. They were essentially simple horizontal cylinder 4 stroke petrol powered engines with an atmospheric inlet valve. The engine could be converted to run on kerosene and late in their production run this became a standard feature.
 
 
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