Oil circulation reservoirs.
On the first 350cc moteurs (Single cylinder, enclosed side valves, 346.7cm3, 4 stroke, 7hp (cv)) used on the C7 range from 1931/2 to 34 – the B4L model. There was initially an oil reservoir attached to the inspection hatch, positioned top back, of the moteur. This was a tall cylinder of 27.2 cms high by 13 cms in circumference and held approx. 2/3 litre of engine oil. See left-hand photo.
There was later changed to the dimensions of the cylinder (27.5 cms tall x 21 cms circumference) and located in a slightly different position and larger capacity than its predecessor – attached to the very rear right side of the moteur. Thus not impeding the access to the moteur and requiring less pressure to fill. Photo 2
Here is an example of a very rare Energic B5L oil reservoir/circulation system;
Energic B5L oil reservoir/circulation.
This all changed with the new Motobecane engine the “S bloc”. Circulation of the oil was increased and the reservoir was now a separate tank next to the fuel tank. It offered a greater volume of oil, a genuine cooling system with recirculation of oil to the reservoir and an evacuation to the drive chain for overcapacity in the reservoir or greater pressure relief. It was also able to lubricate with a fine pressured mist of oil the drive chain.
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