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Old 10-19-2008, 10:09:56 PM
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Default Ideal upright project

I have a new project I am working on. It is an Ideal 2 1/2 hp upright that is free but needs some help. I am looking for any information anyone might have. It has the wrong carb on it and no fuel pump. Does anyone make a replacement pump or mixer? I have looked it up in Wendel's book but it doesn't tell which type it is, nor does the tag. Again, if anyone has any info it would be a great help. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:40:50 PM
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Nice engine dude Try HIT AND MISS,they might have one for it
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Default Re: Ideal upright project

I have one very similar, if not identical to yours. I'm not sure of the HP as it has no data plate, but was thinking it was 6hp. It was missing the mixer and fuel pump, which I was lucky enough to find. Possibly one of us could post overall height and flywheel diameter as an indication. (I'm at home now so I can't measure it!)

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Default Re: Ideal upright project

I have a 3-4 hp Ideal uprite. I will post some closeups photos of the carb and fuel pump later today as its not buried to deep in the barn. It doesnt seem that Ive seen the same two carbs on any Ideals that Ive encountered over the years. The vertical Novos are very similar and were designed by the same parent company if I remember correctly. So maybe any carb on a Novo maybe be sortof correct.
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Hi Bryan,

Was that engine shown in Ct last year. I will try and post some pics of mine for you.
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Well, mine is definitely not a 6hp as I posted above.

Mine looks like Brian's pic at the top of this thread, but has the funnel cast into the top of the hopper.

34" to top of funnel, 32" to top of hopper, 17" flywheels.

Any guess as to HP?

Here's the carb


Any additional info would be greatly appreciated!

I also have a very nice square hopper vertical around 1 1/2.

Sorry for the cloudy info, have not had a chance to play with them for about 6 years so the details are a little vague to me

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I think if you look closely you will see the funnel is screwed in. I have the same engine (or similar) engine and though it was all cast in one piece. Later, I saw this engine (at CT show) or another similar and the funnel was missing and the treads exposed. This engine sure looks familar.... just off RT 2 at bit in Ct not far from west from Mohegan Sun.
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Heres photos of my Ideal. Decent running engine. I have had it at the East Hampton show just off route 2.

Theres also another one, same size but the hoppers a bit squarer looking that belonged to a friend thats still around. Different carb but otherwise extremely similar. I have also seen a 6 HP at the Haddam Meadows show three years ago. Real nice engine, wist I had some photos of it to post.
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ah ah, hellow John. Maybe it was your engine I saw at E Hampton, I had the white dog and mentioned I had a twin to your engine. Here are couple views of my 3 1/2 Hp Ideal.
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I remember running into someone at the show who owns an Ideal like mine. Maybe its you. Did you buy it some years earlier from a guy named rocky at the same show?
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