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Offline gambole1949

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Engine ID
« on: March 25, 2021, 12:43:23 PM »
Can anyone tell me if AXE 2519 is the prefix and number of a Villiers engine. Many thanks.

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 01:14:41 PM »
Have another look. Prefix AXF is used on the 1934-40 250cc Mk16A but AXÉ is not used on any Villiers motorcycle engine.
Don’t know about Villiers industrial engines.

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 02:30:24 PM »
Thanks for that 33d6 you were spot on, been down the garage to check the engine number and it isnt a very clear stamp but it is AXF but AXE on the log book, so will get that sorted. If its of interest its a 1938 Coventry Eagle. Thanks for your help and stay safe. Bud.

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 10:17:17 PM »
Good. You’ve now learned lesson number one. Never trust a logbook. Always check the numbers on the engine as well.
You can now have a lovely time getting some clerk somewhere to correct the mistake. This is possibly the most exciting part of a restoration——not.

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2021, 12:05:51 AM »
If its of interest its a 1938 Coventry Eagle.
Hi Bud,
Coventry Eagle and Villiers in one thread - just the ticket at this forum! Any chance of a photo?
Leon

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2021, 12:28:06 AM »
Googles predictive analysis sez its going to be something like this ?
(lets see if this links ?)
I just googled it ...

https://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/coventry-eagle-1930s/images/Coventry-Eagle-1934-250cc-M4-Cat-BNZ.jpg

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2021, 11:48:36 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys will take photos over the weekend and with my limited skill lol will try and post them. Stay safe.

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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 10:21:31 AM »
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Re: Engine ID
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 02:26:42 PM »
Only one suggestion. Many of those Coventry Eagle models have a cast aluminium silencer which can require some effort to get right. The common trick is to make up a set of the Cov Eagle optional ‘sporting’ high set pipes and avoid the cast aluminium silencer.
This is sad because firstly those ‘sporting’ pipes tend to be rather inconvenient in use and secondly they tended to reduce performance rather than enhance it. A cast aluminium silencer is better in all respects.
Hopefully you will go down the trickier but better cast aluminium  silencer route.
Best of luck.