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One More Engine Video early style 7 HP Field-Brundage engine


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Old 09-22-2008, 10:19:21 PM
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Default One More Engine Video early style 7 HP Field-Brundage engine

By special request of my friend and Field-Brundage Engine guru Mr. John Davidson I have one more engine video to share this week.

This is an early style 7 HP Field-Brundage engine. It is one of very few cam-stopper engines native to Nebraska. It was built in 1905 & used on a farm near Wisner, NE.

One of the early Ads I've seen for this engine says that "I would buy an engine if I didn't have to crank it." So they built an engine that you "don't have to crank" ....... It's a bit of a stretch, you still have to roll the engine back against compression & all the settings have to be just right, but if done correctly, the engine will start without rolling through compression. The video shows a demonstration of how this mechanism works. Suck a charge of fuel into the cylinder, set the ignitor catch & roll the engine backwards.

Please ignore two things in this video:
1. The squeaky cart wheel (the cart is soon to be replaced with a new oak skid)
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2. The overweight engineer

As mentioned in the last video post, the high quality feature in full screen is the best way to view any of the great engine videos on Youtube. It's worth the extra time it takes to download.

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Chris
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Chris, Thanks for ansering my request. I want to thank you for the fine vidio of a very good example of a high quality engine. You had kept me posted on the progrees of this restoration and this is the best part, to see it running. You and your dad have done a fine restoration. John Davidson
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Great video Chris,
but please tell us about the acquisition and restoration.
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Kevin,
Not much to tell about acquisition. We've kept an eye on it for many years, as we didn't want to see it leave the state & finally had the chance to add it to our collection.

The restoration wasn't too bad. The engine is in very good condition with very little wear in the major components. We put in a few bushings & pins here & there, but mainly it was just a good cleanup/polish brightwork/and adjust everything.

The engine didn't look quite like this when we got it, but it wasn't near as bad as a lot of our projects.

A few resto pics:

Chris
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And a few still shots right after the work was done. It has a unique clutch - I call it a auto engage clutch - once you pull the handwheel out, the belt tightens the clutch up as the engine turns.
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Chris, I see there is nothing connected to the water pump for cooling. Are you going to use the screen cooler in the background or do you have other plans??
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