Bamfords Engines

Discussion in 'Discussion' started by Numpty1, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone knows if the Bamford boys are still about please?
    Doesn't seem to be much interest in them these days, even the FB page appears dead, tried to join but still pending.

    Thanks.
     
  2. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Apologies but who are the Bamford Boys.

    Martin P
     
  3. air-cooled

    air-cooled Member

  4. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Thanks Phillip, had other problems so have re-sent the email just in case it didnt get there. I do see a mobile number so may try that.
    Now you know, Martin. Still no response from the FB group.
     
  5. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    I do know now, it was nice of Philip to tell me, thank you Philip. By the way Philip I recently found myself a rather nice Dairy Bucket with a Lister plaque on it.

    Martin P
     
  6. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Martin, it never pays to be friends with this biggest C**T that walked the earth! Perhaps its time that plaque was unceremoniously ripped from the wall....
     
  7. brokencrank

    brokencrank Member

    I tried several times to get a date some years ago but never got a reply.
    I today have just got my EG1 out of my shed mostly rebuilt 7 years ago not touched since, still looks good, I now need to do the timing, fit a tank and hope something happens, if I need help perhaps I can ask later.
     
  8. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Well I must be blessed. Phillip Wood emailed late last night with the information.

    Thank you Bamford Boys.

    PS the facebook page I tried joining has nothing to do with them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  9. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Good luck with finishing off your EG 'brokencrank'. They are a nice engine once tuned. One thing. If you have not refitted the governor, be aware that the gasket thickness is critical to the mesh of the gears. A thin gasket is no good and you will have a whine from the gears. The Bamford gasket set comes with two thick gaskets for it or 3 cornflakes packets will roughly equate the same IIRC.
    If you like your engine to tick over at a constant speed, replace the spring in the governor that the weights run against. It is hellishly strong. Ideal for a fast acting governor with loads applied but no good for wanting a gentle tick over as the weights bounce against the spring all the time leading to lumpy running. Dont go too soft or the weights will just flatten it. Some experimentation with washers may be needed.
     

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