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Ideal Consolation

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Old 06-18-2005, 03:31:09 PM
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I went on a field trip yesterday to see look over a big ticket ebay engine. Disapointing. The engine was cracked, siezed and appears to have had mouse guests. A nice engine, but since ebay prices are usually based on photos, I was hoping for a gem in the rough situation. So; 9 hours driving and 100 bucks in expenses more or less. But, I got a cute little consolation prize.

An ideal model R, also siezed. Mounted on a partial mower. I added a mag and oiler for the photo. Turns out, these mower engines had air cleaners and belt tensioners. All that mounted on a skid will add a little extra interest.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:43:47 AM
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The engine you looked at wasn't the M&W 6 HP just listed was it? The listing did not mention the engine was seized. It didn't mention the crack at first either! (bottom of cyl. EBay item#7524427771
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:35:59 AM
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A-yup thats the Meitz. If you look at the first photo that pops up you will see a dark line horizontal full lenght of the cylinder just over the exhaust pipe. Thats what passes for a hair line in NY. Goes down hill from there, becuase I suspect the mice got in the cylinder and if so that would be a sleeve situation. The rest I could deal with. He says it needs a good disassembly before you try and turn it. I kinda missed his meaning on that phrase too. A shame.

This came from a so-called museum. I was told: a few weeks ago, the museum took a sledge to an Ericsson hot air engine! No joke, broke it up and threw into a dumpster with other scrap. Other scrap(?)
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