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Coolspring Trip (Abenaque)


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Old 06-22-2011, 07:46:25 PM
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I just spent a whole week out East ending up at the Coolsprings show. Had a Great time visiting with friends I only see once a year. The 1500 mile trip had some rewards. Special thanks goes to Pat Wilcox, Dave Hawkins & Mike Murphy who delivered it to Coolsprings for me. I purchased an engine from the late John Wilcox collection. It's a Pre-1900 5 h.p. ABENAQUE Tray-cooled. Along with Dick L. & Tom C. who helped talk me into getting the engine along with Steve & Bob Upham that help explain a few things about this engine. It's an engine I wanted ever since I laid eyes on one. Craig will add some pictures to this thread as time allows.
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Don,

I have to agree its a very nice early piece. I am glad I got to witness it in person. I had a great time and got to visit with alot of friends.
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We just ran ours today Don
You're gonna love how slow it can run!!

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Sad Iron you should have gone to the announcer
booth and told them about the time the stackers pictures would be happening a lot of use missed out.
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We just ran ours today Don
You're gonna love how slow it can run!!

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Jonathan, I hope it inspired you to run yours after seeing mine. I know they can run slow. What scares me is that mine never had a cylinder oiler. It used the splash system. If you run it that slow how's it going to lubricate the piston ?

Craig here: here come da pics.......
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Not sure Don, make sure you get lots of oil on it tho!!

J

As for the stakker pic, I didn't even make it, I was tied up trying to sell something...
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Saw your engine at the show on Friday. I wish we would have stopped to at least say hi. Dad commented that it looked like John's engine from 30 feet away. I told him it was probably coincidence. Maybe I ought to listen to him more often...
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Don, congrats on your beautiful piece. Give me a call, I have a few tips about your splash lube that you may find beneficial. Chris Staples 603-860-7109.
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Jonathan, I hope it inspired you to run yours after seeing mine. I know they can run slow. What scares me is that mine never had a cylinder oiler. It used the splash system. If you run it that slow how's it going to lubricate the piston ?

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Sure wished I had one just like it in my shed....
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With that whistling face, I'm sure you have one of each h.p. they made.
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No Don, I'm missing the 2 HP....
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I know where there is one. Really !!!!!!!!
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Ours hadn't run for 2 or 3 years, but some fresh gasoline on the old and it started right up. Mind you a little smokey at first and that old gas is a lot smelly. One little secret that a buddy in Ohio told me about, prime it with a little gasoline in the breather casting, don't have to crank it over nearly as many turns for it to take off.
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Brian, Why don't you post a youtube video of starting your ABENAQUE. So people can see a running one and I can learn how to start it. Also thanks for the tip on the ignitor. ( And you thought I wasn't paying attention.)

---------- Post added at 08:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

I had several collectors the last two days stopping over to see the ABENAQUE along with my other engines. Thanks for stopping & visiting for hours. Enjoyed your company & stories. Hope it was entertaining for you as it was for me.
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