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Straubel engine help


I just aquired a old straubel marine engine that is a 5 hp one clylinder 2 cycle engine that I...

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Old 05-11-2008, 11:22 PM
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I just aquired a old straubel marine engine that is a 5 hp one clylinder 2 cycle engine that I beleve is from 1912. It was brought up from the bottom of a lake the hull of the boat that it had been ran on was all but rotted away but the engine was for the most part not to terrible for being under water for so many years. I took the head off and the side inspection plates off the sides of the block and to my suprize there hasen't appeared to be any water inside the engine it is not rusty or dirty inside at all. the bad news is the piston is froze up in the clyinder and the piston is at the bottom of the clinder making it impossible to break the piston loose by pressing down on it and there is no access to the bottom to press the piston up. Has anyone got any ideas? another thing is the ignition the part that advances and retards the timing is there but the points or what ever bolts onto the advance part is missing it is the part that hits the excentric of the flywheel. could anyone please help me with some infomation on this engine or pictures This is my first antique inboard engine and I would love to make her run again. Thanks Dave
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Go to the medium flywheel engine forum and in the archives look under stuck piston. This topic has been covered many times with several differant approaches. Sounds like you have a good find. Keep at it, go slow and you will someday have a running engine.
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I'm sorry, that's the antique gas engine discusson forum.
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Hi Veron
Thanks I will check the site out, I need any help I can get.
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I suggest a lot of Kroil ! Good luck with your restoration.
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Hi Steve
I have been soaking the piston and clyinder for about 4 days now with gibbs oil and believe it or not the piston is starting to move it is not completly loose but it is moving a little. I still need some help with pictures or anything to show me what is missing with the ignition system or how it even went.
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