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#111597 04/04/21 10:06 PM
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Seanoss Offline OP
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Im picking this Vulcan up next week. I don't know anything about these and any input would be greatly appreciated! I only have the 1 picture and that's all until I pick it up.

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Seanoss #111600 05/04/21 11:37 AM
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Hi Sean
It appears that for a short period in the early 1970s, Australia's Vulcan
Industries
were making and selling Masports in Australia.
[see article below].

This would come to an end with Masport Australia setting
up shop here in the mid-1970s.

In the late 1970s, Vulcan would sell Vulcan Supa-Swifts.

Cheers
----------------------
Jack

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Seanoss Offline OP
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Thanks Jack! I did find a small article, that I think you put up, about these. It had an article attached with the picture I'm putting up.

LINK: https://www.outdoorking.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/105870/vulcan-masport-brochure-c1970s.html

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Seanoss #111684 12/04/21 09:19 PM
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Seanoss Offline OP
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Masport were nice enough to send me the parts reference and engine diagrams. I hope this helps others out.

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Seanoss #111688 12/04/21 10:33 PM
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G'day Sean
That was a nice gesture from Masport, and sincere thanks to
you for sharing it at ODK.

I have often said that if Victa dominated the 2-stroke market here
with their Victa engines, NZ power rotary mower production was
dominated by many makers in NZ using the Ironhorse 2-stroke.

Masport was NZ's equivalent to AUS's Victa. Both were the
No. 1 in their respective countries.

The key difference between the Victa and Ironhorse was
in their basic designs - Ironhorse motors had a reed valve
that injected fuel directly into the crankcase; Victa used
the piston as a valve to inject fuel into the crankcase.

I guess the Ironhorse was the more efficient (and refined) of
the two; but the Victa was a more robust design for our conditions.
[I hope that's not too controversial].

The Ironhorse had a mechanical governor; the Victa engine had a
pneumatic system (when Victa finally used a governor!!!).

Brilliant!

-----------------------------
Jack


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