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2 H.P. Sparta Ecomony Question


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Old 08-29-2005, 12:29:01 PM
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Default 2 H.P. Sparta Ecomony Question

Hello All,

I recently bought a basket case 2 H.P. Sparta Economy. It came in pieces and I got two different cylinder blocks.

One has a oiler port behind the hopper and the other has it in the hopper. Do these correspond to diffferent models of Sparta Economy enignes? If so, which is which?

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sounds like you need to use the one with oiler behind the hopper, also is it a wet head?
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Hello Rex,

Thanks for the Herc N at Portland.

The head I got with it is dry.

The shape of the cylinder castings are very different. The one in better shape has the traditional rounded taper with the oiler port behind the hopper. It looks like those on other Sparta's I have. The other looks like a Sparta, but is different. The oiler port is inside the water hopper and is not tapered.

I wondered if it was from an early Sparta like a CA or something. It is so far gone that I don't think it is savable without big dollar expenditure. The piston and connecting rod are rusted in solid.

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It's tough to say without a picture, but it sounds like a model D or very early model E Economy. It's probably worth soaking it and trying to save it.
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donald, sounds like you need to use the cylinder with it behind the hopper
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