Post by Peter Lewis on Mar 27, 2018 19:15:51 GMT 12
Levis motorcycles (1911–1940), manufactured by Butterfields Ltd of Birmingham, England were for many years one of England's leading marques of two-stroke motorcycle. Levis built two-stroke machines from 1911, adding a line of four-strokes in 1928, which ran to 1941 when production ceased.
From 1928 onward Levis produced 247 cc (67 mm (2.6 in) bore x 70 mm (2.8 in) stroke) and 346 cc (70 mm bore x 90 mm stroke) four-stroke ohv machines and later added 498 cc and 600 cc ohv four-strokes. For a brief period a 346 cc side valve single, and also a 247 cc sohc single with chain-driven overhead camshaft were available.
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Yes, but so far, no mention of any two cylinder horizontally opposed engines suitable for aircraft! Still, everything else seems to support the idea that this is the manufacturer concerned, but no real confirmation s yet. Perhaps somebody else will find another, similar engine for sale, with a maker's plate intact! Although it is hard to be certain, the engine for sale here appears to be a two-stroke (with spark plug in dead centre of head), unless it is a side valve, but I cannot see any other signs to back that up. David D
Yes and the inlet ports are lower on the cylinder also. I can't quite figure out that mounting system. Looks wrong for aircraft mounting (but may be a later addition) and seems to support a shaft which runs into crankcase? I did find a couple of photos of similar engines mounted on a small 3 wheeler and another apparently used on a air boat.