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1/2 HP upright project.

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Default 1/2 HP upright project.

Finally finished this upright. I bought it in pieces in a package deal about 10 years ago. I did get it running with a donor carburetor but it was badly worn with lots of play in the rod and main bearing. Not having a rod I decided to try to bush this one. I know it has been brought up before about not enough material on the rod to bush but I didn't have anything to lose. What I did was make a thin bushing and sweated it in place with solder. I cannot see it going anywhere. It worked great. Then I bushed the piston pin end the same way and made a new wrist pin. Next I made and installed new main bearings. The last part that needed attention was the original carb. It had a broken off main jet stuck in the body. I was able to drill and extract it. Then I made a new one in my little lathe out of some brass stock. Then used a 1/8 inch compression fitting to make the gland. Not totally correct but worked great. Lastly made the wood skid and box out of oak. The box will exactly fit a model T coil and a small 12v. rechargeable battery. The pulley is a little unusual. It appears original but I am not sure. Has anyone run across one with a large pulley like this? Thanks for looking.
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