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Thorncroft RJ2 Vintage Engine

Hia,
Last year I bought my first narrowboat,which has served me very well.
It has a 1937 Thornycroft RJ2 on board which I want to replace with a more modern engine. This is an enthusiasts engine and is now running well but frankly I don't have the time to truly work on it and appreciate it in all it's glory. There are apparently only 6 of them in the country and would love to hear from anyone who has a passion for Vintage engines.
I am in London now and eager to get the word out.
Thanks again.
Shane
078 777 16702

Asked by: Shane Dempsey  | 2.00pm, Tuesday 6 May


WW says:

It is probable that your boat was built to take the RJ2, with a deeper swim to take the larger propeller needed for low speed older engines. This could give problems matching the prop to a modern high speed engine, and will probably require a 3:1 reduction gearbox.

Rupert Smedley  | 5.34PM, Tuesday 6 May

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