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Old 06-17-2005, 01:58:53 PM
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From The Practical Gas Engineer (9th edition, 1910). [Starting in cold weather] Paragraph 480. If the writer had occasion to use a boat or automobile in cold weather a gasoline pressure blow torch would certainly be one of the articles of my equipment, along with a box of matches. A flame from it can be directed to any part of the engine or inlet pipes or carbureter. It becomes useful for a variety of warming purposes on a cold day miles from a good warm fire.

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not too interested in heating a carburetor with a blow torch!
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What??? No sense of adventure, Leonard????
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:34:46 PM
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My Farmall F-12 operators manual says for easier starting in cold weather, you can drain the oil into a bucket and take inside house and set beside stove untill warm I wonder how my wife would feel about that!
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Chris:: Don't think she would like draining it.. Byron
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Thanks Byron, I had not even considered that angle! Laughed out loud!
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My vertical and sideshaft R&V engines have a little cast iron tray on the carb. that you pour gas in and light to preheat the carb. for cold weather starting. Kevin
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I dont think Chris's wife would like the smell of oil warming in the house. especially if it boiled over . Come on Leanord heat that carb and see what they do. I know I sure wouldnt do it, I'd probably melt the metal it was made out of.
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