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African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:02:43 am »
Thought someone might like this.

I found this engine last fall, lying in a field and stuck. It had been removed from an African Queen-style wooden launch built in 1967. The engine was scratch-built to fit the launch, which by last fall had rotted away and been burned. I managed to retrieve the engine, the rudder, and the drive shaft with a propeller that looks just like the one in the movie  ("..wouldn't it be better to weld it on? Isn't that the right word, dear? Weld it on?")

It took about five minutes to get this thing un-stuck and running on air....

https://youtu.be/0r4wwpsiUyE
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Re: African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:12:26 am »
Nice find and great runner Will you be restoring this one?
Nick

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Re: African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 10:18:46 am »
I think I'll leave it more or less as it is; it seems to be more like the movie this way.
Bob

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Re: African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 01:24:55 pm »
What a nice find that one, well done  :)
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Re: African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 01:47:43 pm »
A great find and a lovely addition to any collection.
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Re: African Queen Look-Alike Engine
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 09:51:25 am »
that is a nice find, and I'm so glad you saved it.
Bruce
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