1917 7hp Blackstone Oil Engine

 

 

Blackstone 7HP oil engine

1917 Blackstone oil engine 

7HP

330RPM

No.125481

 

Our 7HP Blackstone oil engine as it arrived home, Currently our largest stationary engine. Purchased from a fellow stationary engine collector in Norfolk in August 2018, A suitable trolley is currently under construction to hopefully get it out on show before the end of 2019.

 

A video of its first run in many years can be found below.

7hp Blackstone Oil engine
7hp Blackstone Oil engine

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased

7hp Blackstone Oil engine 2
7hp Blackstone Oil engine 2

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased

7hp Blackstone Oil engine 3
7hp Blackstone Oil engine 3

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased

7hp Blackstone Oil engine 4
7hp Blackstone Oil engine 4

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased

7hp Blackstone Oil engine 5
7hp Blackstone Oil engine 5

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased

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7hp Blackstone Oil engine 6

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased, Making the engine hoist groan lifting it out of the van.

7hp Blackstone Oil engine
7hp Blackstone Oil engine

7hp Blackstone Oil engine as purchased, Making the engine hoist groan lifting it out of the van.

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7hp Blackstone Oil engine 8

The Blackstone oil engine's first run in many years and its first run in our ownership, not long after getting it home.

April 23 2019

Blackstone oil engine trolley build coming along nicely, She's going to be a hefty lump..

Blackstone oil engine trolley build
Blackstone oil engine trolley build

Blackstone oil engine trolley build

Blacstone oil engine cast iron wheels
Blacstone oil engine cast iron wheels

Blackstone oil engine trolley build cast iron wheels

Blackstone oil engine trolley build
Blackstone oil engine trolley build

Blackstone oil engine trolley build

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley
Blackstone Oil Engine trolley

Blackstone Oil Engine trolley almost finished and ready for a trial fit of the engine.

September 4 2019

Blackstone oil engine trolley now finally almost finished after eventually making my mind up which wheels to use, I think the "almost" finished result looks good.  

September 21 2019

Despite not being quite finished, minus an exhaust system and fuel tank, The engine managed to make it to the Grand Henham steam rally 2019.

An old 2 gallon fuel tank was set up as a temporary fuel tank, the exhaust just left to blow on the floor and although a little noisy, after a few issues were dealt with on Saturday, mainly just dirt in the carb jet, it ran well for most of the weekend. 

The engine was a great crowd puller with lots of public stopping to ask questions, no doubt having something to do with the loud. A great first outing. 

See below for a video of the engine running.

Blackstone 7HP oil engine running on its first outing at the Grand Henham steam rally 2019