1912 Villers 2.75hp 350cc Pioneer Veteran Motorcycle Cylinder barrel 71mm
- It is supplied with the piston as shown.
Overall, this early side valve motorcycle engine head / barrel is in good condition. It comes with a piston (only one ring attached. The broken ring is included to help with pattern). The piston has a “2” on top. The piston also comes with the gudgeon pin. It’s not in great condition, but would help with dimensions for a new one. The fins are generally good, with one or two breaks. I have done my best to show damaged fins in the images.
The bore will need to be cleaned up but it does not have any serious scores or damage. The bore is about 71mm. Going by that dimension, I believe this is a 350cc engine barrel for the first engine that Villers produced. They are known for their two stroke engines, but the first one was a 350cc 2-3/4 H.P. 4-stroke with an OHV. It was of unit construction and had an integral 2-speed gearbox. All very advanced for 1912.
If you are lucky enough to own a 1912 machine fitted with a unit construction Villiers 4-stroke engine, then it probably makes sense to have this as a spare. I like it as an ornament and a testament to our early Pioneer veterans.
Caveat: As this is such a rare part, the information supplied on here is provided as a guide. Other than the pictures that show drawings of the engine barrel, I have never seen one of these fitted. So, please gather your own evidence before you buy. This is just what I believe it is.
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