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Old 06-30-2006, 10:37:28 PM
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Default Associated Jerry Boy???

I just got this Associated air cooled that is tagged a "Jerry Boy". It looks like a Busy Boy. Why the different name? I have not heard of a Jerry Boy before. Any info would be appreciated.
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Default Re: Associated Jerry Boy???

Your Jerry Boy should be the same size as the Hired Hand (2-1/4 hp). Check the back side of the timing gear. It may be solid with a button on it. If so it would be set up to run backwards and forwards by pushing the button and rotating the cam. I have a Jerry boy and it doesn't have the reversible option.
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:24:32 AM
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Glenn, I've read that they were for hauling guys up and down the railroad track. Hence the reversible cam. Easier to change the direction of engine than to turn the cart around! Kevin
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Default Re: Associated Jerry Boy???

Hey Gasengin, The other guys have hit the nail on the head and as your tag reads it was used for a rail car. The cam gear is set up so you can change the position and run the engine foward or backwards. That way you did not need to turn the rail car around to drive up and down the tracks! Most rail car engines were 2 cycle so they could run either direction! I have an original catalog for the Jerry Boy engine it makes for some interesting reading. I posted an ad out here about a year ago looking to buy a Jerry Boy and did not come up with anything at all, so I would say that is a pretty scarce engine! Let me know if you want to find it a new home !!!!!!! Good luck with it. Mike
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Thanks to everyone for the info. That's what I like about this site. Post pictures one day and have the answer by the next day. Thanks Harry. The engine is stuck solid, but it does appear to have the reversing cam.

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Old 07-03-2006, 02:56:04 PM
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Sorry Merlin, I thought you were Glenn.
So give us the story about how and where you got it! Please!
It looks like you need an ignitor huh? Kevin
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Not much of a story to tell. Went to an antique auction (with no other gas engine stuff), and waited about 13 hours (yes 13) for it to sell.
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