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Old 07-30-2019, 09:59:14 AM
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Picked up this little engine today after chasing it for years, was a stand by engine from a funeral home and has done very few hours also has the original Mea magneto that's seldom seen nowadays, should start right up with a little fuel and a spin of the flywheels .....
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:01:47 AM
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A few more pics..
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:17:13 PM
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That's NEAT!

What did it used to power? A generator? I presume that was gone already?

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Nice find!
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Nice engine, it probably supplied a steady supply for the funeral home with people trying to start it and having heart attacks.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:41:05 PM
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Hey Daryl, you just gave me a good laugh. cheers, John
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Nice engine, it probably supplied a steady supply for the funeral home with people trying to start it and having heart attacks.
Your not wrong, the 10hp are a handful when pulling over for starting, the magneto needs to be perfect or your wasting your time, the late Ivan Brown rewound the Mea years ago and it was never refitted and engine started by the previous owner, also the half compression tap is there for a reason and should be definitely opened for starting!

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That's NEAT!

What did it used to power? A generator? I presume that was gone already?

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In my understanding refrigeration plant that's long gone to the scrap yard, at least the engine was saved.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:11:21 PM
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Not to take away from that nice Sunshine engine Kim,..but the question that must be asked would relate to the other item seen loitering in the background.The four post 'elephant in the room'?
I'm guessing of course but ,..?..Frisco Standard!?,..or similar,not quite complete?

Do you always go out to retrieve your Sunshine engines with one of those on board for a greeting party?Wondering what's the story on that other very interesting engine?
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...Do you always go out to retrieve your Sunshine engines with one of those on board for a greeting party?...
Might need bait. You just never know.
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Wondering what's the story on that other very interesting engine?
Just picking up that SF Standard as I had it stored where the Sunshine was and take it home as I have another 4hp in real nice condition that has the igniter missing and will make a copy, the igniter as shown is a little on the sketchy side and needs a bit of wrenching like the rest of this engine, another project for another day....or two?
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That's NEAT!

What did it used to power? A generator? I presume that was gone already?

Keith
Yes well in my opinion it was no doubt used to drive an ammonia compressor to cryogenicaly freeze clients .
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Just completed the sunshine and set it up as a full portable, probably will take it out this weekend and give it a run at Clarendon,.... also photo session was cut short by appearance of varmint heading for the hen house!
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All safe, the willy wagtail in bottom L/H has him covered!
Nice engine, brother has a 7 Hp, starts easy, as you say you need good spark .

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