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Worthington 1.5 hp


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Old 07-30-2005, 11:58:10 AM
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Put an ad in a local paper looking for old one cylinder engines and brought home a 1.5 hp Hit & MIss Worthington ser. # 46714. Not too familiar with these, can anyone date it? Also as usual it's missing the crank guard and original muffler other than that it's complete and has the webster mag and is not stuck. Doe anybody know if anyone is or can reproduce the crank guard? Was the original steel or cast iron? Is anyone reproducing the muffler? Thanks and I appreciate any info. on this little engine. I'll get some pics. later this weekend ands post them.

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Mike,The orig. crankguard on my 11/2 hp Worthington is sheet metal that was formed in a die.I think it would be hard to reproduce as it has compound curves in both directions and it is a tight radius.The muffler on mine is just a flat cast iron muffler with a part number on the front.About 6" in dia. Chip
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Can I get a few good close up pics. of the crank guard from anyone? I'll print it out to take with me to swap meets.

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Those engines were built in the early 1920's and Chip is right those crank guards are hard to come buy. I had a 1 1/2 and 4hp with the crank guard and a 6 that was missing it
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Default Re: Worthington 1.5 hp

Mike,

I have had difficulty trying to find someone to reproduce this crank guard. The one on my Worthington 1 1/2 is borrowed from another stacker who is very generous. One gentleman said he may be able to create a new die to press out more, but quoted $1,200 to $1,500 for the die let alone the cost of copies. Then I tried a fiberglass guy who quoted $450 for the pattern plus cost for each copy, and they wouldn't be the original tin. I have a lead on someone who has an english wheel who claims to be able to recreate a Worthington 2 1/2 that I need as well. (it is tin and is similar, just a bigger radius) If I am successful, I will share and see what it would take to make more. Also, I would then check on making the 1 1/2 size. I returned the pattern I had, so I would be in need of borrowing again if it becomes a possibility. Let me know if someone out there has any new developments for making some. I would be interested. Thanks!

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Please keep me posted on your progress! I wouldn't even mind if it were fiberglass but the tin would be much nicer.

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Mike, if you would like to see an original crank guard and muffler I can take them to the Turneresburg show in two weeks. See the show calendar for details about the show in Turnersburg, NC.
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Thanks, I'll be out of town but my friends Benny Mckheean and Randy Tucker will be there. I know Randy would like to see it. He's going to Portland and I'm gonna have him keep his eye out for me one.
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There is also a smalls guard that goes over the governor gear. Rany has seen my engine before as I set up beside him every year at Denton. I will try to take the parts to Turnersburg and show them to him. With his talents I know he can make them.

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Default Re: Worthington 1.5 hp

I have done some metal shaping, and those guards are not terribly difficult to reproduce by hand. It is just like anything else, a little knowledge and the right tools. I don't know if you are interested in getting me a sample, but I can make just about any guard.
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