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So what is this.
Is it a triple v6 2 stroke or 4 stroke.
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You were both correct.
 
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I reckon the first picture is a 2 stroke, no valves visible but there does appear to be both inlet and exhaust ports. Unless of course the valves are in the other half of the large casting! In some ways it is reminiscent of the (Napier?) Deltic engine used in train locos of the same name, huge power in a compact form too.,

As for the car, we'll originally it was a Citroën 2CV (or possibly a Dyane) but with that layout of lighting it's not legal for use in UK roads.
The owner probably calls it "Cruddy" ?
 
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A 2CV modified by some mindless owner. We had one in matt grey and the kids loved it as they could dress up in forage caps and scarves and stand on the seats and poke their heads out, making believe they were Afrika Korps. 😂
 
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When we emptied my BILs house last year he had an amazing load of tools, all in good condition. Included among them was one of those screwdrivers. I was tempted to bring some if the tools down south. But practically I’ve got this far with my own tools so I donated all of his stuff to a Church charity that sends tools and things like screws, bolts, fastenings etc to Africa. They package them up into trade packs.. iE carpenter, sparky, and general.

I had one too, which must have been in the mid 70-80 ps time. But now have its successor by Stanley which has a collar that you twist to set the ratchet to tighten, or loosen.
 
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That one is supposedly over 100 years old and made by Moore and Wright.
In my youth my grandfather had some strange tools not seen on the market these days so you a re probably right. He also had a spanner ratchet set for tightening nuts on pipes. Looked like an open ended spanner, but was a ratchet.
 
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Rotary engine?

No, it has pistons!! Besides the question was 2 stroke or 4 stroke. My opinion is its 2 stroke, see #2 fir my reasoning.

A rotary engine has rotors as in this picture. Mazda have produced a few rotary engined cars, the RX8 being the last, apart from a new Mazda 3 hybrid where the rotary ICE engine just provides electrical energy for propulsion, its not connected to the drive train in any way.

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No, it has pistons!! Besides the question was 2 stroke or 4 stroke. My opinion is its 2 stroke, see #2 fir my reasoning.

A rotary engine has rotors as in this picture. Mazda have produced a few rotary engined cars, the RX8 being the last, apart from a new Mazda 3 hybrid where the rotary ICE engine just provides electrical energy for propulsion, its not connected to the drive train in any way.

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There have been several motorbikes with rotary engines fitted.
 
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No, it has pistons!! Besides the question was 2 stroke or 4 stroke. My opinion is its 2 stroke, see #2 fir my reasoning.

A rotary engine has rotors as in this picture. Mazda have produced a few rotary engined cars, the RX8 being the last, apart from a new Mazda 3 hybrid where the rotary ICE engine just provides electrical energy for propulsion, its not connected to the drive train in any way.

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It was confirmed as two stroke Napier Deltic in an earlier thread posted by Hutch, which has now had the picture removed. Causing confusion!

 
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OK folks
Can anyone identify what this is? A few clues..
It was used by my father in law who passed away 18 months ago aged 90, basically for his entire working life.
He used it in the manufacture of something used for leisure purposes
Each item was hand made, to a similar pattern.
The particular item(s) he made are now not at all common, but very similar items, made from modern materials are in common use.
The particular items made by him are now collectible by those "in the know" and still function in exactly the same as they did when brand new.
The items don't "wear out" in any accepted manner.

So, get your thinking hats on. I am happy to answer any questions, but will only give yes or no responses!
 

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