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Frizzy

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W Mills engine
« on: 21 July, 2016, 07:03:42 pm »
Hi all
I recently got a small 2 stroke air cooled engine made by W Mills on Nth Coburg
Does anyone have any info on this engine or its use or the manufacturer ?
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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #1 on: 22 July, 2016, 05:09:05 pm »
Sounds interesting Frizzy. Are you able to post a pic of it?
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #2 on: 22 July, 2016, 06:40:09 pm »
Hi John searching so far has showed nothing I wound if it just could be an agents tag
A picture of engine and tag would be great
Ian
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Eric Schulz

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #3 on: 24 July, 2016, 03:40:21 pm »
Ian, I would think the anonymous poster made a typo or read the name upside down! It would, I assume, be a Wills, made in the 50s - 60s era. I do not have W Wills recorded, rather Wills Engineering, Leslie Ave, North Coburg, Vic.

I discovered these engines just after the firm closed down in 1982. Unfortunately no records or literature was kept. I was told that most of their production went to Pope for their cylinder mowers.

The Wills was a copy of an Italian designed engine made under licence  by Trojan. Those little Trojans were quite common in Australia, driving lawnmowers and other small-power devices.

Eric

Frizzy

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #4 on: 26 July, 2016, 11:28:46 am »
Hi all
yes , it is a typo ( not my eyes honestly ) . the engine is a Wills.
Should read made by W Wills. Nth Coburg.   Type M1      # 3460
I tried posting a photo but the file is too large. I will see if I can reduce it some how.
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Frizzy

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #5 on: 26 July, 2016, 11:49:35 am »
lets see if this works

cobbadog

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #6 on: 26 July, 2016, 05:34:36 pm »
With a head like that I think it is a Trojan engine.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #7 on: 26 July, 2016, 06:03:04 pm »
My Trojan
Ian
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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #8 on: 26 July, 2016, 06:07:09 pm »
Note the barrel fins are different
First picture horizontal
Trojan vertical
Ian 
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Frizzy

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Re: W Mills engine
« Reply #9 on: 24 April, 2019, 08:56:50 am »
 Another one has surfaced. Found by a Mr Harding. hopefully he can provide some details