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Old 04-19-2011, 09:45:26 PM
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I am new to stationary engine world, but have seen quite a few in the 33 yrs I have been alive, I even know what they where used for. I have been browsing the web for the last 3 days looking for all the information I could find about the 2 1/2hp Economy XK I just got from my Pap. I have found lots of helpful information here so far. I got the engine and it was in running condition, but ran poorly. I could tell right away that the exhaust valve timing was way off, the valve didn't open until half way into the exhaust stoke. I got that taken care of, and then adjusted the spark timing to the "spark" stamp in the flywheel. I cleaned out all of the grease cups, and cleaned the blocked grease holes in the main and rod bearings. Thing runs pretty darn good now. I'm not planning on tearing the thing down and painting it up all pretty and new because I intend on using it for something, just not sure how many somethings. I need to address the slop in the mag side main bearing. The bearings look ok, so I am thinking I may need to remove some of the shims to take up the slop.
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Short video of it running before any adjustments and cleaning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE8tBrGrq2M
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Hello I have not been here long myself. I have gotten a lot of usefull information from the people on the stack.
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A short video of the McComick M my dad got from my pap also.

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This should work much better.
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looks like a 1 1/2 hp gasoline late model. I have one just like it. it is a sweet runner. Bill K
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Welcome! Glad to have you here. Lots of knowledgeable people on this forum.
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