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The Coventry Victor Super Single Outboard Motor.
This outboard is a  Coventry Victor Super Speed, or S.S.8,  the 8 denoting the HP of the engine.


This  engine was made by Coventry Victor, this type of engine was used as an inboard boat engine and also known as a coventry Midget engine.
It  was also made as an air cooled engine as well as a water cooled engine,  the only differences were the finned  cylinder heads and a fan  flywheel, also used in boats and to run generators and water pumps.

This Coventry Victor was advertised as the only silent vibrationless four- stroke, twin-opposed outboard motor.
They  had two exhaust versions one was the standard aluminium exhaust with   the Coventry Victor name embossed on it, as seen in all the Coventry   outboard ads.
The second exhaust was  listed in the parts book as a special silencer and was steel.
This  Coventry Victor  was probably made around 1948, as the later motors do  not have the bronze and brass fittings and do not use the brass Amal  carburettor.
I  have only  seen a handful of other Coventry Victor outboards, some  incomplete and  others in museums, but only one or two with all  the brass/bronze  fittings like this one.


The back view of the oil pump and the chain drive.
The chain is mounted in its own casing to stop any oil loss from splashing when running,
as the chain picks up oil from the outboard leg,
as the leg is full of oil.  
This would all be behind the flywheel.


View of the side of the engine with the cylinders removed,
showing the connecting rod and Cam follower,
plus the oil pump pressure gauge feed pipe connection.

Front view,
This shows the dog drive for the hand crank in the centre,
The cam shaft and the hole for the magneto at the top,
but with the chain and sprocket removed from the magneto drive,
the sprocket at the bottom drives the crank shaft.







Repainted the aluminium block, polished the bronze water pump,
the carburettor is an Amal type 124, was polished rather than re-plated.





Cylinder heads and barrels fitted,
also a new set of piston rings,
as I was lucky to get the last full set from CV,
the water system fitted, inlet manifolds fitted.


Engine ID stamp.

M.A.1   – 285cc                  AIR
                         COOLED MODELS
M.A.2   – 340cc                 AIR

M.W.1   – 285cc          WATER
                       COOLED MODELS
M.W.2   – 340cc         WATER  


This shows both the oil fillers.
The front one is the engine oil filler.
The rear oil filler is for filling the outboard leg up with oil,
it takes 5 pints to fill the leg, as this one is a long shaft version of this outboard.





Rear view of the engine shows the top of the leg and the chain drive,
which runs a bevel gear that converts the drive to the main prop shaft.  


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