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Old 01-30-2005, 09:35:32 PM
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What co. made this engine? Sears sold it, i think. The round holes in the fly wheels got me stumted. Ser. # 12542 600RPM 1 3/4 xk (yes XK)
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Hercules...just a guess. Kero model?!? The content of this message is worth exactly what you paid for it...all proceeds go to mac leods iron addict help group

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Looks like a cross between a STOVER & a HERCULES, but my guess is that it's a late STOVER built engine.
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I have seen quite a few Hercules XK engines with the round holes in the flywheels they all were throttlers not hit & miss though. I believe that is a Hercules XK

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Hercules model XK.
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By the s/n it would make it a 1929.Dave
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I have seen quite a few Hercules XK engines with the round holes in the flywheels they all were throttlers not hit & miss though. I believe that is a Hercules XK

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Denny, it is a throttler with a kero carb. The fly wheels are split hube with one bolt. All the stovers i'v seen are one piece. What does the XK stand for?
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Denny, it is a throttler with a kero carb. The fly wheels are split hube with one bolt. All the stovers i'v seen are one piece. What does the XK stand for?
I am not sure what the XK designation meant, but I can tell it is definately not a Stover.

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It is a Hercules built engine. The XK is the model number. If it has red paint it was sold as a Economy, green paint Hercules. Sears later sold a Stover built engine, it had disc flywheels with teardrop shaped holes in them.
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:34:39 PM
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It is definitly a Hercules XK.These were all throttle gov. engines and were only built in 1928-1929.In 1930 Sears started selling the JK Farmhand model Hercules which was a more modern type engine. Chip
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Thanks every one for the info. I found some red paint under some grease on the timing gear so that tells me that. I allso found a big hole in the water jacket when i took the gas tank out. this engine wasn't run much by the looks of the timing gears & the push rod. Froze her up the first winter and was put in the trees for 75 years. OH well Boy what a hole
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Look at hitnmiss.com under there engine page...they have one for sale

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It is definitly a Hercules XK.These were all throttle gov. engines and were only built in 1928-1929.In 1930 Sears started selling the JK Farmhand model Hercules which was a more modern type engine. Chip
The JK was Hercules built and the,I belive is was Farmmaster, engine was Cushman built
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Here is a scan of the cover of the manual for the Hercules XK engine.
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