1931 Gardner 3L2
Gardner 3L2 - Year of Manufacture Dec 1931
Arriving with us in November 2012 from Geneva, Switzerland was this 1931 built Gardner 3L2, 28.5hp @ 1000 rpm. Supplied new this engine had powered the motor boat Octavia built for a Mr J H Dunn in Buenos Aires - Argentina (built during the period from 1931 to its commisioning in 1935) and belonged to the same family until 2004. It was then purchased by the present owner and moved to Geneva. Unfortunately over the winter of 2011 it suffered severe frost damage to the cylinder block, resulting in its temporary removal for complete overhaul and repair with MPS.To see a video of this engine running after overhaul click here
Along with the engine came its original Gardner No 2 gearbox. This had come for an overhaul along with the engine as it had become excessively noisy while in use. This noise was found to be due to excessively worn bearings.