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Post  seipgam on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:22 am

Hi all,
Could anyone possibly identify what a Villiers engine with stampings 928A 29550 is?
Is fitted with a cowling which suggests it may have been fitted to something other than a bike.
Other info I have suggests it may have a reverse gear (not sure this would be right).

I don't know my engine models much, just looks like generic Villiers to me.

Regards, Geoff.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:03 am

928A is not in the list of Villiers engine specs, but if it is fitted with fan cooling it will have come out of a scooter or micro car, only the 8E type engines fitted with the 4 speed gearbox had reverse gears, these can be identified by a "R" prefix to the gearbox numbers and they only have a Kick start spline ( no gearshaft spline as the linkage was to the selector mechanism)
The A series engines were not fitted with a reverse gear, they had Siba dynastart units and 2 sets of points, so engine could be run backwards to give reverse drive.
The biggest used of the 8E engine with reverse gearbox was the Bond micro car
I will send you a p.m with my Email address a picture of the engine should give positive id. ?
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Post  seipgam on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:02 am

Thanks for the wealth of info John, will send en email shortly with a few pics.

Cheers, Geoff.

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