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A 4hp REID project by John Burns


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Old 04-01-2009, 11:04:57 PM
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Default Re: A 4hp REID project by John Burns

I think its in the perfect spot. Reid Engines are Oilfield Engines.
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Oil Field engine burn gas too lol
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john

thanks for this great story. i hope to see the finished engine one day.

also how many real 4hp are there and do you know where there at.

thanks tom
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I believe that 6 HP was as low as was actually built by Reid The 4 HP is a 1/2 scale of the 8 I think. See the beginnings in the Archives!

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:30:32 AM
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I have seen five (5), Joseph Reid built, 4hp gas engines. While questions abound and no actual information has surfaced, most conclude they were an attempt to market a small hp shallow well pump engine.

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Went to Kramer Power Equiptment today to see about machining flywheels and cylinder, here are some pics of thier machinery! Bullard vtl and fromag key seater.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:34:25 PM
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Here are some pics of crankshaft key way operation in mill.

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John

It's good to see they are being built the old fashion way.

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john, i seen your one set of flywheels down at kramers today and also the origionals and the cylinder... there going to be some good looking engines!! cant wait-- kyle
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Just finished " bolt and nut" Dept., just can't find what you want on the market today. All nuts and bolts 4140 steel, not heat treated. Check origonal ones dead soft.

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Finished flywheels and "roughed out " connecting rod.

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Here are some pics of the 4 hp REID cyl, before machining! I am getting along pretty good considering the surgury! The knee is healing fine, and I am planning to be at portland swap, friday.
Thanks for all the cards and comments!

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john,

i was wondering what was happening with the project as i hadn't see any updates for awhile. didn't know you had went for surgery, excellent to hear that your knee is healing well. thanks again for the update, looking forward to seeing the completed product.

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Here are a batch of REID ignitor bushings! Befor and after threading!

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Finished flywheels and "roughed out " connecting rod.

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Pretty unique way to design the conn rod, were the originals made that way or is this done to save one less expensive pattern and casting?
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They were designed that way. If I were to design it , It would be far simpler!!!

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John;

Wouldn't the connecting rods have been a forging originally?

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Probably what they called open hearth steel!

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Pics of ignitor bushings in machining process!

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Hi John, when are you going to get the bed plates back, so you can start putting those engines together??? we need to see smoke this summer....

DH
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