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Old 05-08-2011, 11:08:32 AM
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hey all just joined the site to hopefully find an engine for a good price. I am in Abilene Texas and serving in the us air force. I would like so input on a 1 1/2 hp engine. Maybe a john deere or something what might everyone recommend. I have always loved the old hit miss engines when i was a kid and now i just have to have one. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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there are a lot of different engines out there. some you might not have to go far to pick up.you will enjoy what ever you get.
A lot of thrill is in the find. not the type. a lot of people never get rid of their first engine. Have fun and lots of luck.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:27:45 PM
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awesome i hope to be able to meet up with someone hear and learn a thing or 2
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bump to the top anyone from abilene
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Cummins 05

Welcome to Stak! I can't help you with gas engines, but I can give you quite the tour over on the Steam Forum!

To what do you attribute your name "Cummins 05?" You have Cummins motors? If so, in what?

Place a Wanted Ad in Engineads and read lots of threads. You'll be amazed what you find!

Good Luck!

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:16:47 PM
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yeah i have an 05 dodge 3500 single rear wheel with a cummins 24 valve engine about 600 hp to the wheels always been an engine guy and just have to get a hit miss engine. Getting ready to deploy here toward the end of the month and should have some extra cash when i get home to make a purchase.
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Default Re: Hello from Abilene Texas / Dyess AFB

It seems everyone wants a John Deere (I had two) but for price, simplicity and all the moving parts out in the open I'm recommending Economy or Hercules.
They are about a simple as a governed engine can be and very dependable once the bugs are out.......
It seems the more simple an engine is the more what little there is has to be right.......
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Getting ready to deploy here toward the end of the month and should have some extra cash when i get home to make a purchase.
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Good luck with finding an engine. I hope you find a goodern' complete with the kevlar flywheel scatter shields!

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seems to make sence less moving parts means less to not move at the proper time or what ever lol so is a goverened engine still a hit miss engine or does it run a constant speed not to sound well like a newbie lol
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governed fires every compression stroke hit and miss fires only as it slows downto speed the engine back up. fires more often under a load.alot of people will call a governed engine a hit and miss incorrectly.I have both and love both Big fly wheel and one cylinder is all i care about. the hit and miss will latch the exhaust valve open so it can freewheel to keep from slowing longer. Hope this helpes. Bill K
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Hit & Miss engines are governed by speed. If you have a 6 hp engine every explosion is going to be a 6 hp explosion........the exhaust note will sound the same whether it's running empty or working.

Throttle governed engines are governed by the amount of fuel entering the cylinder/s. The harder they work the louder the exhaust reports get.
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ok that makes perfect sence now thanks for all the info sounds like economy engine is a good entry level engine if you will is this what other folks might agree with thank for all the post folks
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Craig knows that stuff. Both engines are governed. Agree with the Economy.
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seems like noone from abilene is on here or something anyone out there from abilene
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Ask around where some collectors are close to you. One show at Abilene was last month. There is a pull and show at Temple TX later on too.

http://www.north-texas-antique-tract...gine-club.org/

http://www.north-texas-antique-tract...g/activity.htm

http://www.texasplowboys.com/

http://www.lsatea.org/Calendar1.htm
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