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Reid 20hp Fuel Slide Valve

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Old 07-20-2018, 01:22:06 PM
MrBillGrz MrBillGrz is offline
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Default Re: Reid 20hp Fuel Slide Valve

When I got the engine it wasn’t complete
The hot tube is home made,( something else I never seen before ether)
during the trials of getting it to run that’s how it worked the best, I would like to point it up, now that the air/fuel is more or less dialed in I can play with it, the shroud is just laying on it so when it pops the shroud falls to the side

Thank you for the help

P.S there are more photos of it in my photo gallery in my Facebook
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:44:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MrBillGrz View Post
For such a big volume cylinder it sure is picky,
Having never seen one before, my learning curve is a little steep

I can now run it at about 100 rpm it doesn’t purr like a kitten but not horrible,
It fires about 5 times then pops/misses then cleans it self out then fires more, kinda like a hit n miss
I'm right there with you. This is the best mine has ever run and then of course the next day it was all over the place in speed. I am not an expert in dialing it in yet but I have gotten better at trying to start it!


As Tom has mentioned, a little gas goes a long way with these engines. My valves are stuck so I am adding a better needle valve in hopes I can get a little better control on the fuel supply.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:19:22 AM
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Default Re: Reid 20hp Fuel Slide Valve

Thanks for sharing guys! Nice to see some Reids running. The Oil Field section of the site has been a little slow lately.
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