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economy serial number?????

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Old 04-23-2005, 11:50:37 PM
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Question economy serial number?????

Hi I was wondering if anyone out there knows how to identify an economy engine. Its a larger one probably a 9 or 10 hp it is a factorie saw rig set up. The tag is missing, but I found stamped on it a name W. Scheider. I don't know if that is who they put the engine together for or what. What I was wodering is if there is a way to look up the name to try to figure out the hp and serial number, such as a sales slip or somthing? Thanks for any help.
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What kind of ignition does it have? What kind of opening does the water hopper have oval? square? open? How many bolts hold the cylinder jug to the base?
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What kind of fuel mixer does it have- Cast iron "J" or brass lunkenheimer? (Or even the big ugly throttle governed carb on side of head)
How big are the flywheels- diameter and width of face?
Where is it- inside or outside? Stuck with a tree grown up in it, or loose and dusty in an old barn? Kevin
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Default Re: economy serial number?????

Where is W. Schneider stamped at? Is it a straight or drop cart? A Hercules built Economy would have a rectangular hopper opening. It would not have a crank guard and no bolt holes for one. An Economy may have traces of red paint. A Hercules would have an oval hopper opening. a crank guard or places to bolt it and may show dark green paint. Let us more details.

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This economy is a complete running unit. It has a lot of original paint left on it but it is faded. The name is stamped on the sub base on the igniter side. The opening is a rectangular one not oval.
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