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Old 07-24-2016, 01:56:51 PM
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Found a John Lauson upside down in the mud a month or so ago. My first hit miss. After hammering,heating,beating,swearing and a lot of kero PB blaster got the Piston out. Next up valves . But anyway after lots of soldering on mag it runs. But now I can't seem to find a lot about it other than just 2 picture of them on the web I want to now put the oiler on it Couple Grease caps and maybe know a little about the year Really anything as like I said my first hit miss. Not new to engines or fab work. Thanks for any help
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Default Re: John Lauson 2 hp

It is a Lauson W series engine.your engine was made in the 1-1/2 - 2hp range wich makes it a model W.they also made WA 2-1/2 - 3-1/2 HP and a WB 3- 1/2 - 6hp range
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Thanks. At least I know it's a W Just trying to figure year. Like to see what old oiler looked like
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Like to see what old oiler looked like

Here is what the original oiler should look like on those engines
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The year it was made is going to be a tough one. Due to bad record keeping, a fire, and being sold in 1935, there isn't much out there on the engines.
However, in late 1923 to early 1924 the W series solid disc flywheel engine was introduced rated at 1 1/2hp. The DeLaval Dairy Company also sold the W series models under the Alpha name. A few of the first W series engines still had the FrostKing Jr name plate with a W stamped on the tag instead of the F. The first W models also had a battery and coil or a Splitdorf F-16 rotary magneto for the ignition.
By 1925 all W series were using the Wico EK magneto. At serial numbers 40,000 they were using the Wico EK with spark plug at the old ignitor location. Later models did away with the mag bracket and spark plug at the ignitor location and moved the spark plug to the cylinder head.
In the mid- 1920 the engine was re bored and re rated to a 2hp model.
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The year it was made is going to be a tough one. Due to bad record keeping, a fire, and being sold in 1935, there isn't much out there on the engines.
However, in late 1923 to early 1924 the W series solid disc flywheel engine was introduced rated at 1 1/2hp. The DeLaval Dairy Company also sold the W series models under the Alpha name. A few of the first W series engines still had the FrostKing Jr name plate with a W stamped on the tag instead of the F. The first W models also had a battery and coil or a Splitdorf F-16 rotary magneto for the ignition.
By 1925 all W series were using the Wico EK magneto. At serial numbers 40,000 they were using the Wico EK with spark plug at the old ignitor location. Later models did away with the mag bracket and spark plug at the ignitor location and moved the spark plug to the cylinder head.
In the mid- 1920 the engine was re bored and re rated to a 2hp model.
Thank you. That's the most info I have even been able to find out. Ek mag. Plug in the head 2 hp. At no 67509. Must be mid 20s than. Thank you
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Thank you. That's the most info I have even been able to find out. Ek mag. Plug in the head 2 hp. At no 67509. Must be mid 20s than. Thank you

Yes engines with the Wico EK magneto are the later engines.early engines would have had a buzz coil set up.The EK mags are usally easy to find but are pricey.check on ebay their are some compleat ones that do come up for sale.but make shure it is a compleat mag and is in working order


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Magneto-Wico-...cAAOSwARZXmAgT
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Yes engines with the Wico EK magneto are the later engines.early engines would have had a buzz coil set up.The EK mags are usally easy to find but are pricey.check on ebay their are some compleat ones that do come up for sale.but make shure it is a compleat mag and is in working order


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Magneto-Wico-...cAAOSwARZXmAgT
Thank you very much. It came with a pretty ruff mag. But with some brass shim stock and a bunch of soldering on coils....some new wires .Got her back in working order. Now runs and very happy. Thanks for all the help.
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I have a retagged 2 1/2 lauson sold for delaval. the serial no is 41,646. its a type WA
has the plug where the ignitor could've been.
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I have a retagged 2 1/2 lauson sold for delaval. the serial no is 41,646. its a type F though there is a WA before the HP on the tag
has the plug where the ignitor could've been.
tried to reply to the post but it wouldn't let me
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