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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Up for sale is a barn fresh Lauson model W, hit and miss engine. The engine has good compression and spark. It needs a good fuel system cleaning and a fuel line made. It is also missing the muffler. I see no cracks, breaks, or welds. The gearing is in good shape and the bearings are tight. This can be a good display piece with little effort. Free delivery possible to Plain City OH or Portland IN shows. Possibly others also. $500.00

 

 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:42 AM

 Nice engine Doug. I'm not up on those older engines. Is that a water tank on the top for liquid cooling?



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Nice smaller hit & miss, would make someone a good engine for shows.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:01 AM

 Nice engine Doug. I'm not up on those older engines. Is that a water tank on the top for liquid cooling?

That's what is called the water hopper and its cast in with the block. It is for cooling. If you've got a nice hot engine, it can also be used for cooking, commonly known as hopper meals. We warmed many baby bottles in them!


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:02 AM

 Nice engine Doug. I'm not up on those older engines. Is that a water tank on the top for liquid cooling?

 

Brian, That is how they cooled the engine, and also why a lot of them are busted. If the Operator didn't drain it in the winter or add antifreeze, they would freeze and bust.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:03 AM

You beat me Doug, getting slow in my old age. :rolling:

 

Doug, that is a great looking old Lauson!! Very Nice!!


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:27 AM

At the shows I've been known to put a hot dog or 2 in a zip lock bag and put 'em in the "hopper" to warm them up for lunch
My Sattley has a freeze crack weld on the head, even if you remembered to drain the hopper, sometimes the head held water and would freeze and crack.
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Posted June 20, 2013 - 05:09 PM

That looks like a very nice unit.  I would love to have an old Lauson since it was the beginning of a lot of good things.  I bet shipping would be disastrous, though. 

 

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 07:34 AM

That looks like a very nice unit.  I would love to have an old Lauson since it was the beginning of a lot of good things.  I bet shipping would be disastrous, though. 

 

Ben W.

Ya think? I could just imagine. Truck freight might not be too bad.



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 02:17 AM

A lot of the engine guys are using Fastenal for shipping. They ship between stores and have been both reasonable and reliable I can put this on a pallet and deliver it to the store in Mansfield OH. I would guess it to be around 250 lbs but I don't think they weigh it. You can check with your local store for costs. You pay there and pick it up there.



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Free delivery to Portland IN next week!!



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Posted August 12, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Another option used for cooling those engines around here in the old days was to put waste oil in the hopper so it wouldn't freeze in the winter. 

I would imagine before electricity came in it was a common sound in the country to hear those engines chugging away. 



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 07:09 AM

That would be neat as heck to have....good tip on the Fastenal shipping, too.  I wasn't aware, and live 10 minutes from 2 of their stores.  One to the North, and one to the South.  I go there all the time for hardware.







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