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Old 08-18-2014, 12:20:39 PM
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ID:	203272I am posting this looking for a little insight. I recently finished a small project for a local club on their 40 hp. Bessemer. The exuast valve on the engine would stick open after a short time running, so I disassembled the valve block and inspected all components cleaned and reassembled. I found that they weren't running an oil cup at the exuast valve cup and as the engine heated up parts expanded and stuck. it was a fun project that I enjoyed. Now I am looking for A little information on this engine since not much is known about it. Any pictures I can find online that are similar are of Cooper Bessemer 4 stroke engines but this engine is only cast with the name Bessemer in the crankcase. Any Ideas on year or ID tag location would be greatly appreciated.
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i can't give you any insight, but what club in CT are you in? i thought i've been to every show in this state but i don't recognize this engine.
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The sister to that engine can almost be seen from rt 5. It has a tag on it located under the mechanical oiler. There was also one for sale on this site within the last year.
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This engine in on display at the Conn. River Antique Collectors Klub or CRACK in Ely VT. They will be running this engine at there show on 8/23/14
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I have removed 3 of these engines in recent years from the Bradford Pa. oil fields. The design was introduced in 1926 (I think) and the Cooper merge was in 1932 (again going from memory) so your club's engine would be from that period. They were made as a pumping engine like yours or a tandem unit with compressor. Send me an e mail & I will forward some of the literature I have on them. Bill Klein
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