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Marston Parts

Postby seagull101 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:36 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm desperately after a KLG screw on plug cap and a pink Lodge C3 plug for my Marston OP.
Pics attached as its all the same as whats on my SD.

PM me please.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby seagull101 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:13 pm

Also after a marston tiller grip, forgot about it when creating this thread.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Keith.P » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:51 pm

Lodge C3 are not that hard to find, just only when you need one, plug caps are getting a little harder to find and more expensive as time goes on.
You need a KLG because the HT spade is wider then the later Ht leads, one reason why I have a KLG on my wartime motor and Champion's on the rest.
Like yourself I like to see the correct plug and cap on a motor, start collecting, I did.
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Re: Marston Parts

Postby seagull101 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Plug now sorted (thanks Tam) but still on the lookout for a tiller grip and plug cap.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Collector Inspector » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:43 am

Is that block Galvanized or painted ?

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Oyster 49 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:24 pm

That looks like silver paint to me. The tiller grips will be an interesting sourcing exercise. I'd suggest looking at classic motorcycle and lawnmower suppliers, I know of a company called classic grips, who sell a range of grips. I'm not even sure of the correct grip for the different pre war engines.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby seagull101 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:18 pm

Yes, the whole powerhead is painted silver exactly the same as the crated one that was for sale last year.
I will do some research about grips and will post what i find here.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby headdownarseup » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm

I've often seen a lot of older 102 blocks (short and long water jacket) with missing black paint on them, and when i've fully removed the black paint it's revealed a galvanised coating much like in the pictures. Nice to see them not painted black for once :P



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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Charles uk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:27 pm

I have seen 2 new SD cylinders (obtained from military spares) both black painted, chipped paint no trace of any zinc, fully greased up with the piston, pin & rings inside but no water fittings at all.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby timberman2004 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 pm

Hmmmm
one of my wartime SD's has what fully appears to be a galvanised block ...not a trace of paint
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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Oyster 49 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:19 pm

All the SDs I have owned (Approx 8 and the spare block I have have the "Dipped zinc" style of surface finish. This could look like a dullish silver finish?
Its always been the assumption here that this was a rough and ready finish for the ministry of supply, as it does not seem to have carried on onto the long water jackets in the post war period.

A few seem to have lasted very well!
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Re: Marston Parts

Postby JERSEYMAN » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:50 pm

eBay No. 171691476245 :roll:
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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Keith.P » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:02 pm

An English made somewhat accurate reproduction part, but its pretty obvious its not original looking at the colour.

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby Collector Inspector » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:34 am

headdownarseup wrote:I've often seen a lot of older 102 blocks (short and long water jacket) with missing black paint on them, and when i've fully removed the black paint it's revealed a galvanised coating much like in the pictures. Nice to see them not painted black for once :P
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The paint on this was done by brush somewhere in the past....... like black board paint

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Re: Marston Parts

Postby headdownarseup » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:26 pm

I must have seen a few blocks that look just like this.

If anyone was wondering, some of the earlier long waterjacket cylinders can sometimes look like this as well. (more hex-headed core plugs rather than slotted plugs)

What i'd really like to know is what do the more seasoned members do to their cylinders as part of a restoration. Paint them or leave as is?
Interesting isn't it? Why are some painted black and some are left silver.


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