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Breathing Life Back Into The Heart of the Beta III Part 2

Repair and Recommissioning of a 1956 Gardner 6L3 engine.

Posted - 12th August 2014
 
Following on from our previous update in June the story of Beta III's Gardner 6L3 engine has moved on a step towards being fully running once more. After much head scratching it was decided to remove the engine from Beta III's engine room and move it to MPS's workshop where it can get the attention it needs. This will allow us better access and facilities to repair the engine and better access to parts of the engine room for platework replacement, blasting and painting. The first step was to lift the engine and put it onto a suitable transport cradle, so a short trip the Arc Fab Sussex (Riveted Narrowboat Co) in Lewes was in order before its trip to us.
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Gardner 6L3 marine engine Beta III fireboat 003
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Gardner 6L3 marine engine Beta III fireboat 008

Photos Courtesy of BetaIIIfireboat.com. July 2014

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