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#1 scuffy727 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 08:58 PM

I found this at the scrap yard today.  A two cylinder Wisconsin and it is not locked up and has fire on both cylinders.  Going to try starting it tomorrow.

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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:01 PM

Nice score. Remember to check the oil first.
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:08 PM

I've already checked and it will definitely need some since it was on its side leaking allover the place.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Really nice power plant there. Hope it starts up for you.
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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Great save!


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Best of all the guy that runs the scrap yard only charged me $20.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 09:33 PM

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,  do yourself a favor and unhook one end of the metal oil line that runs to the governor assembly and turn the engine over to make sure it is pumping oil.  If it pukes oil it will be OK to proceed with starting.   If no oil comes out of that line DO NOT try to start it until you have it pumping.  More than likely it will oil but you need to know before starting.

If the model if "TF", "TFD", "TH", or "THD" it will fire both plugs at the same time - one spark is wasted in the exhaust of the other cylinders stroke.  On those models listed the pistons move up and down at the same time.  There is a huge counterwieght on the crankshaft to smooth things out.

If it a model "TJ" or "TJD"  the pistons move opposite directions and will only spark one plug at a time. 

Those are great engines - heavy as all heck but good and powerful. 

Best of Luck!!!


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 12:02 AM

$20? You stole it! Local scrap yard here would try to sell that for $100+ I bet

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Very nice find. Do you have an application in mind for it?


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:43 AM

I have a larger gas tank for that if you want it.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Very nice save for a very, very nice price.  I tore up an old Wisconsin TFD a few months ago that was stuck solid, spoiled my wish to hear one run.

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 08:23 AM

They are great engines. I have a couple of them on generators. After the oil pump test, I would change the oil and turn it over a dozen times before trying to start it. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 01:13 PM

After doing the oil pump test and cleaning the carb. it started right up.  The gear reduction on the rear of the engine was bad, but the engine runs better since I took it off.  The gear reduction had a bad bearing in it and I guess that is why they got rid of it.  I really don't have any plans for it at this time, I was interested in it because it was so big and when he told me the price I had to have it.


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 07:32 PM

I have a Wisconsin TF that was given to me a while back that I have to try to start one of these days, Glad yours fired right up! I'm envyous that you have electric start!

 

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Best of all the guy that runs the scrap yard only charged me $20.

 

I did a quick search of Craig's List in my area (and beyond) and something close is up for sale for $150, motor only. It came off of a New Holland Baler. You can check it out for yourself though. http://nh.craigslist...4121918492.html

 

I would have grabbed it for $20.00 as well. Forget having a use for it.


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