I have a late Shipley/early Brum engine DPY 5531 of which the club has no record and therefore was probably never fitted to a bike.
It has been modified and has had synthetic crankcase seals fitted, also, the oil input elbows have been replaced with grease nipples.
I don’t really want to dismantle the engine to find out how these mods have been carried out, so does anyone know the history of this engine?
Hi Dave, I don”t reckon your engine was fitted to a Brum Scott. The closest engine numbers to yours (DPY 5531), fitted in a Brum is 5543, (early 1959.Reg) I bought DPY 5513 ,new (old stock) from Aerco Jig & Tools about 15 years ago,and DPY 5534 was one of about ten complete engines remaining from the Shipley stock.at this time. Can”t be any left now.
Hi Geoff. I only suggested that it may have been an early Brum engine as it was only 52 engines after the original late Shipley engine fitted to my 1957 Brum Scott. Then I heard from Ian Parsons that he had no record of it and that it may have been an engine supplied by Holders, Brian Lilley or Bob Trickett. No matter who supplied it, I would still like to hear from the person who modified it, to find out what they have done and how they have done it, so that I don’t have to dismantle it to find out!
Nah! Too well fitted with adaptors and fibre washers. Roger Moss said that in his view, they would only need a few pumps of the grease gun every 500 miles, and that was a conservative estimate!