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Old 03-11-2019, 08:11:16 AM
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Bill, Yes, I tried ethanol-free gas. It doesn't run as well--harder to get to run evenly (ignite evenly) under varying load than with ethanol. I really should type out all the mixtures I tried and put them here for everyone to see and comment on. I'll try to remember to bring my notes home from the shop today. It'd make for a very long post though.

Andrew, I think it's really interesting that your 1 1/2 hp M ran on 50/50 without ignition. Did you try it on straight gas or straight kerosene? I'm gonna guess that it wouldn't run without ignition unless the fuel was mixed.

The Reid's governor's strong enough I could put a link to a water valve fairly easily so it opens only under heavier load--without having to make a new carburetor. I think that's like you suggested, EMU. (I was thinking new carb up until now.) That'd be fairly simple to do other than needing my other engine belted and plumbed so I can work on the Reid while it's down. Drat.
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