2cylinder seagull?

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by Keith.P » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:22 am

A Britannia Light Twin.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 am

On the tankcap is written: agent genea jean shet geneve vertol.
I even don not recognize the language.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:43 am

on the tankcap is written: " agent genea jean shet geneve vertol"
I even do not recognize the language.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:54 am

Isbthis Britannia an attractive engine? Worthy maybe?
And are spares still available?

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by Oyster 49 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:07 pm

Your right Keith. Well spotted. :D

It is one of the earlier Britannia engines 1930s era. My slightly later one has a Villiers coolie hat magneto, is this one wico? Quite nice and interesting, but not hugely in demand, which I find quite odd. No spares available, unless a donor engine can be found.

RickUK mentioned on another thread that some of these had a tiller that went right through for reversing, this looks like that model.

If it was in the UK and not so far away....

Worth keeping and cherishing in my opinion.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:13 pm

1933.jpg
Is that it ?

Looks a little different.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by Oyster 49 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:37 pm

Yep, I think it is one of the original Britannia twins, the silencer is on the back and is water cooled on the engines I have. I assume this one is the same? The whole rotates 360 degrees. I like them! I'd be interested, but I have a similar one. A bit too far away for me.

South of Watford to the Netherlands is not far :wink:

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:08 am

Thank you all for helping me identifying the engine.
Now it appears they have a seagull to, but that is a century (W6 2533C9 of 1969), to be sold for EUR 75,=.
I will visit these people and think I will buy them both.
And of course I will send pictures.

Thanks again.
Evert

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 pm

sellers
naak Eur 150 for both engines.
I do not think I will buy them

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by Oyster 49 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:32 am

Seems reasonable to me. The Britannia is worth having in a collection, but not particularly valuable. Just nice to own.

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Re: 2cylinder seagull?

Post by winter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:33 pm

well, we focus on seagull just for the hobby.
I can give you contactmail if you are interested.
the seagull is a century W6 2533C9 for Eur 75,=
The Britannia ( if it appears to be one) also for Eur 75,=.

If the Britannia needs spares we have a problem so we rejected.

Evert

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