Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Swamp Donkey

I came across this '51 6T motor via the Interweb a couple of years ago. The motor was in South Africa of all places - luckily, I have some 'Connections' and soon enough, the Swamp Donkey was mine. The story was that the motor was used as a swamp buggy engine for a number of years until it was retired to the rafters of a warehouse, and eventually 'rescued' by the gentleman that I bought it from.

I decided it was time to dig into it. Dean from Anvil Machine very kindly offered to walk me through the process of re-building this motor properly. Ill keep this updated with some progress reports.

Heres a couple pics of the dirty beast coming apart.

Pre Tear-Down...

Weird old spark plugs - Made in S. Africa... Crazy!

Broken fins...

Tear Down Begins....


Anyone got a 'spare' set of jugs?

Oil Pump Still seems to do its job, but I dont trust it - Luckily I have one waiting to replace this...

Weird attachment - for said Swamp Buggy perhaps...



1 comment:

  1. Motor looks cool, you building the swamp donkey 2.
    TL

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