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Which engines ran counterclockwise?


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Old 09-24-2004, 07:02:05 PM
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Default Which engines ran counterclockwise?

Vernon helped on tonights trivia, not, not counting 2 cycle engines, Which engines ran counterclockwise?
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:14:42 PM
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Seems like Fuller-Johnson Farm Pump Engine,
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:20:32 PM
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My Hungarian Hofherr-Schrantz-Clayton-Shuttleworth 4 hp engine does.

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:21:51 PM
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I believe the Galloways could be made to go either way.
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:26:16 PM
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Aultman Taylor, Rumely B, E AND F.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:21:49 PM
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Some of the later NOVOs did.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:59:07 PM
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I had a Galloway that did and a friend has a Witte that runs CCW.

Denny
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:17:05 PM
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Nice engine John

Fairmont RR engines ran both ways.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:31:47 PM
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Stewart Little Major runs counter clockwise. Tony
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:48:03 PM
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Some C H & Es ran ccw.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:54:39 PM
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REO 45 degree cast iron lawnmower engines run CCW - and most used the cam shaft to drive the mowers! (clock wise) Did you know that the REO Cast Iron engines also were installed in boats?
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:04:06 PM
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A friend of mine has a Stover that runs backwards.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:11:15 PM
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All dual flywheel New Ways run counter clockwise. But then again, that all depends on which side of the engine your viewing it from.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:32:07 PM
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My Fairbanks 6 hp Z tried to run ccw and just about tore my arm off. The crank is now mounted permanently on the cart.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:46:07 PM
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From the flywheel end i think all le rois run ccw
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:00:56 PM
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Two early cars that ran counter clock wise were the sterns and brush. The 45-90 sterns pictured has a 799.1 cubic inch motor.




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Old 09-24-2004, 11:20:52 PM
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I have two one cylinder contenetal engies. One runs cw, the other runs ccw. they moved the carb and muffler to the other sides of the block. John Deere 2 cylinder tractors run ccw. Chevy Corvair runs ccw.
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Old 09-25-2004, 12:19:48 AM
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Unless I missed it, no one has said Fuller & Johnson Farm Pump Engines. Takes a little getting used to trying to start them turning them the "wrong way". S.M.Jones 4 cycle oil field engines will run either way, and you can reverse them by closing the gas cock and letting them come to almost a complete stop, then give them a shot of gas and let them kick and run the other way. Some of the Simplex engines also did this. Craig Prucha had a nice write-up on his page about a single valve Bovaird. Craig has a great site, lots of information and good photos on how he does stuff. I will put a link below:




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Default Re: TRIVIA: which engines ran

Had one heck of a time trying to get this CH & E started. Seems everything was "BACKWARD" . The starting lever in the flywheel kept pinching my hand . Hmmm.. must be a counter clockwise running engine, . Run's fine in the right direction . Paul in NJ, working O.T. on 3rd. shift for more toys . Just taking a short "BREAK" to check out Harry's.




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Old 09-25-2004, 03:19:50 AM
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Some Lister D's ran ccw. We only found out after trying for an eternity to get one started.

We gave up in disgust pulled the handle out while the engine was still spinning only for the engine to backfire on its last turn and run perfectly ccw.

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