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Old 02-25-2007, 03:15:18 PM
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Default Root & Vandervoort Hoist

Two months ago I laid my hands on a 7 hp vertical Root & Vandervoort hoist engine. I am working on it already and it's not looking to bad.
Are there any people here on Smokestak that know of or own a vertical R&V hoist engine?
The engine came from Argentina were it spend it's working live hoisting boats out of river.
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:38:06 PM
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Default Re: Root & Vandervoort hoist

I've only seen pictures of one other R&V hoist, on www.rustyiron.com

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Old 02-25-2007, 10:27:29 PM
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Default Re: Root & Vandervoort hoist

The picture of the other R&V houst engine is now in Idaho. It is a 4hp engine single hoist. Used in a mine in soouothern Calif. Runs good. My husband is in process of building a new cart. We are going to do a display with ore cart this summer. we also have two other 4hp verticals looking for a 2hp. Jan
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:16:24 PM
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Default Re: Root & Vandervoort hoist

Hi Jan & Ed,
I have been looking on internet for pictures of information about other R&V hoist engines. This is the first time I actually "found" another hoist owner of a R&V hoist.
On my engine the waterpump is different than on other vertical R&V's thats because the hoist is where on "normal" verticals the waterpump is.
I'm working to make a ignitor for it now as mine was changed over to sparkplug. I may have many questions for you in the (near) future.
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:00:38 PM
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Default Re: Root & Vandervoort hoist

Hi Harry, Nice toy!

Hope your hoist is ready for Nuenen this year, a unique engine in Holland.

Goodluck!
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:32:08 PM
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Hi Coen,

The engine will NOT be ready for the Nuenen show this year!
I have done some work on it, but there is still allot to do. I just finished the ignitor. It was converted to sparkplug so I had to make anew ignitor plus trip.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:41:32 AM
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Default Re: Root & Vandervoort hoist

Harry, If you co to Smokstack and the Pendleton Or. Show you will see a picture of our R&V hoist engine. It now pulls an ore cart on Rail. Jan
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Two months ago I laid my hands on a 7 hp vertical Root & Vandervoort hoist engine. I am working on it already and it's not looking to bad.
Are there any people here on Smokestak that know of or own a vertical R&V hoist engine?
The engine came from Argentina were it spend it's working live hoisting boats out of river.
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:56:20 AM
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I have the Root&Vandervoort running by now!
I put it together again just to hear it running before I start the "real" restauration.
I have been trying all week to get it going but I did have a He#@ of a time to get it through compression. After a couple of days trying I had a sore shoulder pulling these flywheels trough compression.
I found out that the igniter trip (that I made myself) was probably not "snapping" hard enough.
I fixed this and I had it running pretty easy (with the help of a friend to to pull it over;-)
Anyway it was a very GOOD day
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Hi, I have a 5 hp root & vandervoort vertical with the cast base and bull gear just need to find a winch, engine runs great. Emmett Fresno Ca.
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Any chance to get a picture?
I hope you'll find your winch, might be hard to find though.
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