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Old 08-05-2012, 09:39:00 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qHIOvLEUws

After some tweaking, I have my Famous running around 60 RPM. Took it to one show and it ran the whole time and didn't miss a beat.
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Nice running engine, now see if you can get it running this slow... LOL....
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Talk about sellers remorse.. Wish I had keep that one!! I still say that if you get a hit and miss to run this slow it will run like a throttler!! Here it is at 21 RPM"s

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So how did you enable it to run so slow …..
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Intake valve was reworked to have very little contact with valve seat, timing was set close to 90 degrees after TDC, exhaust opened at 135 degrees after TDC (about 45 degrees of power stroke), ran on compression release and I used lantern fuel because it ignited easy and has less energy. Could also possibly use premium fuel because it is slow burn?? Because it is a throttler I didn't use any spring tension on the governor weights. Also the carb throttle plate was wedged completely shut except for a couple small holes drilled in it.. This engine was in almost perfect condition mechanically so there was very little drag on the bore and the bearings... Many hours of trial and error, sore arms and hands.. Lots of luck...
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I gather this method was used to slow these Hit Mis Engines down to a Crawl .
I am so far trying to slow down , my hit mis , although haven't ' adjusted the timing , via , the cam gear , to fire after Top Dead Centre .
At present , I leave one spring on governor weight , fires approx. 10 degrees BTDC .
Its Bump Starts Wonderful First Time .
Could I ask how many teeth are on both your gears .? 90 degrees seems a lot , After TDC ?.
[[[[[ Mine has 80 teeth on Cam Gear , and 40 Teeth on Crank Gear which equates simply to 5 degrees for each Tooth which is the increments used when Gears Mesh ]]]]. You have a Nice Open Jacket Engine on Truck by the Way .
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I didn't change the timing by moving the cam gears. The igniter was fired late by moving the actuator on the push rod. Notice it starts the power stroke by compression alone and at 90 degrees it fires. If your engine ever runs that slow it will run as a throttler.

Yes after TDC...
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Used to see a 15, 20 or 25 IH going even slower, towed on a cart by a friction drive IH on a parade route. Never had the time to explore that engine during the show.
Good stuff. :-)
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