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Old 01-23-2014, 08:33:19 AM
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Here's the latest addition to the collection a 12hp bessemer half breed,steam bed 1880's Innis. The gearless pendulum governor and slide valve transfer port is a unique approach to governing a engine,keeps a constant volume in the charging side of the cylinder so no strokes are missed. It ran well at the north coast rally last weekend and easy to start,thanks to every one who helped with this one.
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Here's the latest addition to the collection a 12hp bessemer half breed,steam bed 1880's Innis. The gearless pendulum governor and slide valve transfer port is a unique approach to governing a engine,keeps a constant volume in the charging side of the cylinder so no strokes are missed. It ran well at the north coast rally last weekend and easy to start,thanks to every one who helped with this one.
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Very nice!!
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does it have a patent date on the cylinder. 1898-99? they only made 2000 total in 98-99
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Hi Rod,
There's no scripting on the cylinder at all,only on the clean out cover on the head is "12 HP" , however on the top machined surface of the cylinder support leg and opposite on the bottom of the cylinder is stamped #456. The bed plate has some of the Innis paint and pin striping on it, have not found a number on it yet.
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Here is a clip of it running.
http://youtu.be/Ciq6xxJ6J2k
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How sweet it is ! What a lovely running and sounding engine it is.
Looks like the oiler on the small end bearing was turned off.
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How sweet it is ! What a lovely running and sounding engine it is.
Looks like the oiler on the small end bearing was turned off.
Yes, sweet they are,it takes a little tinkering to get them to run nice.The small end oiler is a manual greaser just give the T handle a turn before starting,auto greaser on the big end.Only thing that sounds better is a well tuned Reid !
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