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Old 05-15-2016, 01:57 AM   #14
Irish Rambler
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Country: FRANCE
Vessel Name: 'Snow Mouse.'
Vessel Model: BROOM FLYBRIDGE 42.
Join Date: Apr 2014
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Ski in NC is perfectly right.
I also used mix 50/50 % paraffin/diesel for the first run after cleaning the manifold as the engine will run hotter and help burn off the crud.
You will get loads of sooty smoke for a while, that's normal as it burns off but may upset an eco warrior so do it somewhere discreet.
The Bedford engine was popular in the UK so try for parts as many vintage clubs have parts made to the OE spec, or Mike Bellamy at
may be able to help.
Leyland had a direct replacement engine for the Bedford, Leyland engines are still made in India as Ashok Leyland.
DAF marine engines in Holland also still use the Leyland engine block in case you ever need to replace your Bedford.
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