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7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss


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Old 04-28-2005, 06:33:40 PM
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These pictures show a 7hp Economy kerosene hit & miss that sold at the Cumberland Valley Spring Show auction, near Chambersburg, Pa, last Friday, the 22nd.
I know the seperate starting tank is correct, but is the carburetor correct? One valve says fuel and is hooked to the tank in the base, and the other valve says water and is hooked to the starting tank.
It sold for $1250. No, I didn't bid on it.
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:01:59 PM
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

Sounds like a good question for Glenn Karch...... the Economy Guru.

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Old 04-28-2005, 08:12:45 PM
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It is correct, a Hit Miss kersosene model.
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

I have seen them built two ways. Early with two mixer valves. One water,to the water hopper. one feul with a two way valve between the tanks and the mixer. I have a 6HP D Economy this way. Later on there were three valve Lunkenheimer mixers.
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

This engine has the two valve mixer. The fuel valve was originally connected to both tanks with a petcock to switch from the small (starting gasoline) to the base tank (kerosene).

The other valve was connected to the engine head to meter in water to prevent knocking when on kero and a heavy load.

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:11:24 PM
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

NICE PICTURES, but, i didn't see a hookup on the head for a water line.
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:43:16 AM
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

Appears one valve goes to one tank and other to the other. I have a 5 hp with the three valve mixer. One kero, one for starting gas, and one for water. According to the "big yellow book," these engines were only built a couple years. Likely were not too sucessful at burning kero under a light load.
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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

seems to me this engine should have brought MORE green stamps. having sale on FRIDAY might have had something to do with that, huh?
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The water line connected to the bottom of the head. Apparently the hole has been plugged and the water line discarded. It now has the starting (gasoline) tank connected to the water valve and probably not used while the fuel line is connected to the fuel tank and the engine is run on gasoline.

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Default Re: 7hp Economy Kerosene Hit & Miss

that one picture looks like there is a nice 5 hp new hlland in the background.
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