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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 08:34 AM

This hasn't been touched in about a decade. Sitting under an impromptu plastic cover that my dad put it under, always thought it didn't run right.
Had spark from the start, little lubrication and some gas. Education and flywheel spinning. Pop Pop Pop
And Away we go.




I did find out why he kinda quit playing with it. The mixture will drift. No warning. Usually would wait until you walked away, then it'd die.

Come to find out, someone removed a tension spring on the needle valve. I found a workable replacement. It ran for an hour yesterday until I shut it down.

Edited by MH81, June 25, 2017 - 08:36 AM.

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 08:56 AM

Great save.  Last one of them I saw running was powering a large home made ice cream freezer at a county fair several years ago.  Sold a lot of ice cream while people watched that engine just keep right on popping away.


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 09:15 AM

Now that is neater than neat...


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 09:52 AM

Like those old engines. At a fair I saw an engine 5 hp 2 cycle open crank hopper cooled 2 cylinder 5000 lbs. I walked around that thing for 1/2 hour in aw. My wife finally drug me away.  Don


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Very cool. Strap is self explanatory, oil can for a strategic squirt or two, some kind of cover there maybe (rusty oval piece ) ? But the brick, hmmm , motivation for the old boy to start ? Stress relief in case it doesn't ? You know so later you don't feel guilty when you got pissed and bricked it, deep down knowing the old beast would laugh at the brick. OR perhaps as in my case " Hey grab the ball peen hammer, the big one on the bench". "Here Daddy will this work" ? Thus the brick. Cool old machine, you done good.
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Posted June 25, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Alan, that is a model M. Does it have a spring on the mixture needle? Is that turning or is it pulling rust up from inside the carb bowl?

 

Didn't see the edit the first time. It's a nice runner.


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 12:59 PM

 But the brick, hmmm , motivation for the old boy to start ? Stress relief in case it doesn't ? You know so later you don't feel guilty when you got pissed and bricked it, deep down knowing the old beast would laugh at the brick. Thus the brick.

 

I love my brick!


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Posted June 25, 2017 - 01:57 PM

The brick was just holding a piece of plastic over the water jug while it was in storage.

Thanks guys, I am enjoying it.

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 01:59 PM

Alan, that is a model M. Does it have a spring on the mixture needle? Is that turning or is it pulling rust up from inside the carb bowl?
 
Didn't see the edit the first time. It's a nice runner.


Thanks Doug, I edited the video title.

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Posted June 25, 2017 - 07:58 PM

Here is the other engine that was parked under the same cover.


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