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Reid 25hp needs help


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Hi all, dad just recently bought this engine and we can't seem to make her run like a Reid should. https://youtu.be/IGZ06ga7H8Q. https://youtu.be/IGZ06ga7H8Q heres a vid to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. Spark seems consistent, plug is in good shape, it has a regulated gas supply and it gets plenty to the engine. Do i need a stronger valve spring? Should I have an accumulator? Thanks in advance, Jerome
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What gas pressure are you running? The lower the pressure the better. An accumulator might help.
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Default Re: Reid 25hp needs help

Call me. 5133681952. I will help as much as I can. Seen Reid's run with out accumulator. Where are you in Indiana? Bring it to Portland. Got 4 days to help you there.
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Not sure of pressure, looks like its got a normal house regulator on it. I will have to put a guage on it to find out, Thanks
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Default Re: Reid 25hp needs help

Yikes, I don't like seeing those starting motors. They tend to destroy flywheels. :-(

Accumulators help but not needed. I make mine out of pvc pipe. Keep in mind that the engine needs to take on fuel. You should not need to have too force fuel into the engine, which is what your doing with this configuration. A house regulator is too much. It's better to have a demand regulator, or what I use is a regulator of an old LP forklift that's adjustable. You want volume, but not a lot of pressure. Make sense?

Also, make certain your transfer valve is set correctly and the copper seals in up inside the valve are seated. This too can make for a hard starting engine.

How is your carburetor set up? Are the air/fuel mixture tubes still in the carb? If so, are they set up correctly? If not, are you loosing fuel to the open areas? Are you dialing in your fuel with a diamond valve? Are you trying to run the engine off of the governor?

How are the main rings? That pony motor seems to be cranking the engine with little effort, which tells me that the rings are not sealing well?

Check all of these areas and if set up correctly, the engine can be hand started with little effort, no matter the size.
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Tremel, This vid was are first start. I've learned how to start it by hand, and it takes off usually on the first or 2nd try. I will look into the gas regulator, maybe this one is adjustable. I'm unsure of the mixture adjustment. I 've tried adjusting the gas valve in the carb, but it doesn't seem to change anything (possibly a leak to the outside) The ears are busted off the back of the carb where the rods go in, so I'm not sure how to check. It has a needle valve at the gas inlet to regulate flow. And no, it does not run off the Gov. How do you check the transfer valve? What is acceptable gas pressure? Sorry for my lack of knowledge. I got a crash course on how to run it, but not how to fix it. Thanks, Jerome
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The maximum pressure should be 11" of water but if you can go lower you should. I have an original wet gasometer on my Reid and the pressure from it is 2" of water.
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Tom, I'm in Logansport, I'll give you a call this week. Thanks, Jerome
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