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clammerk1 06-24-2015 11:08 PM

Thornycroft engine
 
Anyone know about getting parts for the Thornycroft engines?

chall03 06-24-2015 11:10 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
I am looking at buying a Moody, so while I don't know much specifically firsthand I am paying attention :)

robert sailor 06-25-2015 12:22 AM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by clammerk1 (Post 2872921)
Anyone know about getting parts for the Thornycroft engines?

Tell me which one and I'll try and help you.

MikeJohns 06-25-2015 02:05 AM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by clammerk1 (Post 2872921)
Anyone know about getting parts for the Thornycroft engines?

Thornycroft marinized a few different engines, Lancing Marine in the UK often marinized the same engines and are the best source of parts for most older marine diesels. Contact them and ask, they are very helpful.
They mail order tax exempt and air freighted parts usually turn up in a week. I've used them often to get parts for people.

clammerk1 06-25-2015 12:44 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
Thanks Mike I am looking at a Moody 37 with a T 108 1986 I believe 47HP.My fear was getting parts for this in far way lands.Thanks Gregg

robert sailor 06-25-2015 03:26 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by clammerk1 (Post 2873793)
Thanks Mike I am looking at a Moody 37 with a T 108 1986 I believe 47HP.My fear was getting parts for this in far way lands.Thanks Gregg


These engines are still supported for new and used parts in Britain and Europe. Another poster suggested Lancing Marine which is an excellent source. Your engine was a marinized British Ford used in the Fiesta model however while they built huge numbers of these engines they were only built for the British and European maket so just about impossible to find parts elsewhere. Most but not all engine parts are reasonably easy to find over there but the marinized parts not so much. The engines were good but they are all getting a little long in the tooth
and some of the models are no longer supported however the T108 is still OK for parts.

clammerk1 06-25-2015 05:05 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
thanks Robert this engine is the major sticking point on buying this boat..I had not heard of it before and wanted to make sure part could still be found

robert sailor 06-25-2015 05:29 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by clammerk1 (Post 2874153)
thanks Robert this engine is the major sticking point on buying this boat..I had not heard of it before and wanted to make sure part could still be found


It would not stop me from buying it if the engine is in decent condition. If you decide to buy it would be wise to have a separate inspection on the engine including a compression check and inspection of the assesories. The engines are simple and easy enough to work on. If it's in good shape you may very well get several years more out of it. Many have been repowered so they would sell for more, keep that in mind when making your offer.

clammerk1 06-25-2015 06:13 PM

Re: Thornycroft engine
 
It has low hrs and looks like you could eat off it it's so clean and yes I will get it inspected,thanks again Gregg


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