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Villiers C12
« on: December 10, 2012, 17:49 »
Was just wondering if anyone knows much about the Villiers C12 engine?  I recently bought the remains of one, and was told it came from a Howard rotavator.  But the bulk of info I've found online is for them used as stationary engines. 

Are they good engines?  I'm trying to figure out if I'm best to source the missing parts and try and get it working, or break for spares?

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Kleftiwallah

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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 18:08 »

Villiers engines are reknown for reliability.  Mostly used in the scrambling bikes of yesteryear.

Cheers,   Tony.
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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 19:12 »
It's not a bad old lump, Very dated now. If the engine it's self is in reasonable condition, It might be worth restoring.
What's missing?

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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 19:33 »
Quite a lot is missing really, no carb or inlet manifold, no exhaust, no flywheel cover, and I'm not sure if something is missing up top, or if the head bolts are just not done up much!


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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 20:33 »
get another engine ;)

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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 20:40 »
Did you have a project in mind when you bought the engine?
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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 22:40 »
I bought it for a good price!

Think I might give it a clean up and put it on eBay, unless I spot a whole C12 unit with a seized piston or cracked block...

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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 08:18 »
At these prices it doesn't seemworth the effort ;)
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Re: Villiers C12
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 17:28 »
Well I can always weigh it in if I don't get anywhere I suppose!  I'll give it a clean up and put it on eBay, and will break it for spares if anyone wants anything!



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