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Old 06-21-2005, 06:38:27 PM
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Does anybody have a pic. of the igniter side ...None of Sponcers seem to have springs for Exhaust rod ...or ignitor trip.. I don't have a pic,... trying to figure it out to many trip to the hardware ...Thanks in Advance .. Byron
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Red one is mine - the green one is one Larry Trammel was or is selling.
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Byron,

Here are a couple of pictures of my 1914 Waterloo Boy 1 1/2 hp taken before I put it in a cart.

This is one of the sweetest engines that I have. At the Tulare show this spring I started it, after a year of not running, on the third pull thru.

After that it started on the first pull even when cold. When warm I could pull it thru very slowly and it would start right up.

I would tell people that it was a great engine but was hard to start then I would pull it thru slowly and they would be amazed that it would fire then slowly pick up speed untill it was up to a slow governor speed.

I run this on a battery and low tension coil.
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Dick and Doug thanks for the pics. :: Still hard to find springs that fit ..Regular Hardware springs are not what they used on these engines I guess.. Not todays springs anyway:: Every thing seems to be just enough longer or shorter to not work..I have not heard of a Springs~R~ US~ around here.. Still Searching.. Thanks Byron
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Byron,

If you can find one too long just cut it with side cutter pliers or grind it thru with a grinder at the approximate place you want it cut and bend an attachment loop with needle nose pliers or a small pair of ViseGrip pliers

I seldom find a spring at a hardware store that I don't have to modify to make it work.

My Fuller Johnson has a tension spring on the igniter that I made out of a stainless steel Waterbird spring.

I buy spring assortments from Harbor Freight Tools and others whenever I can find cheap assortments. I also salvage and save every spring that I can that even remotely looks like I might be able to use it.

When I cant find an appropriate one in my collection I try the springs at a good hardware store. If that fails to turn up one I then start looking at other small hardware items like sliding glass door spring assemblies and such.

About all I have ever ordered have been a few valve springs and igniter springs. Although I did just order 24 igniter springs form Starbolt for reproduction Fairbanks Morse Headless Igniters Yesterday.

By the way If any more of you are interested in a Fairbanks Headless Igniter e-mail me and I will add you to the list and give you a price before I have them cast.

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