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Old 03-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #41
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Right now for the sump pumps (once in three year need - but when it's there it's THERE) I have a Coleman Powermate I bought because "the engine ran but won't generate. I followed the circuit back to a break in the field coil at a point where the manufacturer had located the wire through a hole - and staked it in place with a dab of silicone. The silicone cause heat which caused a failure.

During my Briggs & Stratton machinations I caught up with a professional repairman who indicated the typical life of the Coleman Powermate was about 50 hours continuous use; they're basically a disposable engine.

The typical Contractors generator is bought at Home Depot - used until it shows symptoms of giving trouble - then immediately replaced by another of the same ilk and from the same store. Meanwhile the first worn out generator goes on sale on Craigslist for about half the cost of new - this assuming it still runs. The one I found priced a lot less because it was no good as a generator.

Honda is obviously a superior machine - and for a reason since it's about twice the money - or more.

We're drifting a bit afield. The AA truck I bought in Connecticut was used as a carry platform for a welder circa 1932. I believe it was driven by a Model A engine of which I was offered along with the truck. I turned it down - that was probably a bad move. The AA truck had 26K original miles on it.

Oh well. Someone is enjoying it somewhere I'm sure.

The former owner of the truck OR the man I sold it to probably populates this board at times.

Small world.

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:52 AM   #42
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Found this,
fantastic; thank you!
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Where I came from marine conversions were very common, the GAV was left a lone ( two turns open ) and the carb was equipped with a 3 way valve . You start them up with gasoline and after about 10 minutes warming up you switched over to kerosine . you hat to reverse the procedure to switch the engine of .It worked flawlesly in those day's
The friend I bought my 1930 coupe from did the same thing during WWII when getting gas was difficult. He said it worked fine.

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Model A engines were common in the Pietenpol. (picture 1) I like the pressurized cold air/carb heat setup on this one. (picture 2)

BTW the early Spitfires and Hurricanes with RR merlin engines could not handle negative G's either. While the fuel injected BF-109's could. You can see and hear the engine of a Hurricane doing a roll cut out in an opening scene of the movie "Battle Of Britain".
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:47 AM   #44
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As a kid, I vividly recall a Model A marine propulsion installation in a small 26' boat.
It was complete except radiator. Keel cooled.
Transmission was engaged and disengaged without use of the clutch. Ancient history, but I can still hear that chilling loud grinding uncomfortable noise as the shift lever was shoved from forward to reverse and vice versa..
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:54 AM   #45
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As a kid, I vividly recall a Model A marine propulsion installation in a small 26' boat.
It was complete except radiator. Keel cooled.
Transmission was engaged and disengaged without use of the clutch. Ancient history, but I can still hear that chilling loud grinding uncomfortable noise as the shift lever was shoved from forward to reverse and vice versa..
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:56 PM   #46
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This would be fun

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:23 PM   #47
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Go to this link http://www.maffi.org/My_Homepage_Files/jerryPicts.htm and click on picture #10 to see Roger next to the marine display motor the day he delivered it. while your at it, browse on the recent pics that were taken during the Museum work weekends.
am I just too much of a block-head to figure this out?

where's picture #10 located?

thanks
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am I just too much of a block-head to figure this out?

where's picture #10 located?

thanks
s.e.charles, I would venture to guess that since that post and link are almost 6 years old it is no longer good or the picture has been moved or removed?

Leave the Y-Blocks out of it...
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:30 AM   #49
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too bad I wasn't interested 6 years ago.
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