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Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works


I found this engine today and would like to get an idea of how common they are, and yes, you...

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

I have a type 5A 6hp olds engine that is also missing its carb. I would be willing to share the cost of having some casted. What are your thoughts?
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I have re-pro check valves to suit 1A to 5A if you want to PM me
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

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Ask the seller if he has any idea where the mixer is. If you need one, Len Spoelman might be able to help you.
You have a very worthy project there, but with many challenges. Hopefully, that "elbow" in the hopper is the mixer? I have no source for a mixer for the 6 Hp. It sounds like there could be a need for several to be made, making it possible costwise. Try looking into the new 3D printer methods?

Look it over well for freeze cracks, or cracked spokes in the flywheels. It is a blind cylinder, making piston removal very difficult. Note the previous warning regarding not pushing the piston forward as the rings can catch in the combustion area. Know of a friend that had that happen. Had to break the ring to get the piston back.

Hard to tell from the pictures, but I think the pull/push rod and rocker are there. It lifts the exhaust valve from below.

I thought Chris/OLDSIRON had found an inverted OLDS there. Just camera tricks.

Good luck.
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

Hey Patrick,
Did you pick up the Olds yet ?
Might get some 4a 6hp carbs cast of mine later this month if anyone is interested
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How much do you expect them to cost? I would be interested
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

Patrick,
It's nice that you know exactly what you need. You'll almost assuredly have to have those parts re-cast as the odds are very much against someone having them laying around unless they're reproduction. I don't know how expensive they are, but you could run the engine with a Lunkenheimer mixer or about anything until you get the right one. You'll probably have a good bit more in it that you had to give for it, but I doubt you'll ever regret it. Please tell us. how you come to find it?
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I would also be interested in one. I have been looking for a long time. I am also looking for the governor parts.
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Tom, don't know the price untill the foundry let's me know mid month when they re open, I'll let you know then,
Ed, which gov parts are you looking for?
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I will need all the governor parts. (If you can get them I will buy them)
I am still interested in the carb: also. ( How about a base fuel tank? )
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

Well, between the holidays and being busy with the necessities of life Im back. And much to my dismay I am not happy to report that I have not acquired the engine. Just before Christmas I had spoke to the owner again and I was going over some of the items that we had discussed before and when I brought up the Olds engine he says, Oh thats an extremely rare engine, with a serial number of four, I gotta have $1000 for that. My face starts to get a little red and I try to explain that is not the serial number and that he had told me he was wanting $500 for the engine before...he says he never said that. So to help calm the situation I start talking about some of the other items we had discussed before and he starts back-peddling on some of them. When we were out there the first time the gentleman did seem a little off at times, obviously with some forgetfulness and maybe a touch of senility. The gentleman is in his upper 80s. Now please do not start ranting on me or taking my comments as demeaning in any way, I have the utmost respect and pride in our older generation.
Back to the engine. Although it may be worth it I myself cannot justify spending that amount at this time for the engine. There were a few items that he had quoted me a very fair price on that I do plan on acquiring, provided the prices do not change, but irregardless of what I do try to get with where these items are I will still have to wait until the snow melts and the ground dries a bit. I am disappointed about the Olds though, and yes a bit upset.

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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

Too bad about the Olds. Sometimes it works out that way though. Hopefully the owner will think about it and decide to lower the price to something that is acceptable to you. If the parts are all there it most likely is worth $1,000, but only iff all the parts can be verified that they are there.
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Default Re: Olds No. 4 Type A 6hp Seager Engine Works

thats why you got to buy it and load it on the spot.. people change their minds quickly
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