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Mallard

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Mallard , serial number 51117 . Any ideas what year it might be ?
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I have two of these, one for restoration at some point. I believe they are a 1950s engine approx. Nice little engine.
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Thanks , they are a well made little motor . I haven't done anything with this one but I'm hoping it'll run .
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1950-54 1hp Mallard 32cc, I have several Mallards & Coventry Apex's, I think they were all built in Coventry by C. H. Hayley.
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Thanks for the info
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I don't think any records exist which might allow dating of Mallards - engines up to 1957 had little cylindrical tanks, and post-57 engines went to a sem-wrap-round shape of tank.

Most if not all of the small British outboards were eventually manufactured under the Auto Products banner in Coventry and 'Badge Engineered', Haley was originally from Leicester - you should find the name cast on the cylinder on the opposite side from 'Mallard'.
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Thanks for info , this one has Haley & Co cast on it
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Yes, a nice little motor. Mine both have cast aluminium blocks with a liner, so much lighter than a cast iron block. The poppet valve is an oddball, you adjust the timing to alter the engine speed.
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Re: Mallard

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They do make a really good cocktail stirrer!
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Or a nice garden strummer! :lol:
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