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Does anyone know what this lower end goes too?Male rod has 1458A on it and female rod has 1457A.Any info would be appreciated.TEB
02-08-2007, 12:47 PM
It's hard to identify things when you have no perspective of size but that rivited up big-end screams out Dufaux Brothers, Switzerland so my best guess at this stage would be Motosacoche, Mountaineer and just possibily Moto-reve who were a competitor of the first two.
Quite a few companys made Defaux engines under licence and the following are a few that come to mind.
C.C.M. (Canada Cycle and Motor)
Hope this helps but bore and stroke, flywheel dia. etc would make it a lot easier to help you. The Dufaux stuff is tiny when compared to most vee twins.
04-11-2007, 08:55 PM
I have what I believe is a 1914 James Twin Engine. It is disassembled but complete less the pinion gear and the gearcase cover. Do you have ANY sugestions on where I may locate these parts even as borrowed patterns?
04-11-2007, 09:09 PM
A 1913 or 14 twin has just emerged here in NZ following an extensive restoration. I don't personally know the owner but will make some enquiries on your behalf and try and find out if he has any spares he wants to quit.
04-12-2007, 05:52 AM
04-18-2007, 05:15 PM
Can confirm it's not a mag (Motosacoche).
The rods were uneven in length in these motors.
06-01-2007, 10:56 AM
Any news on that 13/14 James twin that you mentioned had turned up in NZ? I still need a pinion gear and a gearcase cover to complete my motor. If I can't get my hands on parts to buy outright or copy, then I could probably get by with a few closeup pics. I also have an early chassis that I was told was a GOVONOR. Can't find much of anything on that make. Looks like a lightweight belt drive chassis that would hold a single as opposed to a twin. It has a Druid fork on it. Looks similar to an Alldays and Onions that a guy in NZ sent me a couple of pics of a while back. I also have an Alldays and Onions single motor but never attempted to see if the motor fits. I'll post some pics in a new thread.
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