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Gray Power King 5hp Hitt and Miss


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Old 10-22-2018, 06:51:57 PM
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Hello, new to site, trying to find out about this engine, I'm sure I have timing correct, not sure on carb adjustment.which needle for gas,kerosene ,,no luck getting it started
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Thats a Nelson brothers built engine. A better picture of the mixer would help but i dont see a gas line for the main tank. Does the mixer have a starting tank? And do you have good fire at the mag?
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Hi jeremy,,,,had the mag out and getting spark, gas line was not hooked up but filled the bowl,didn't think I needed the main tank to get started ,,thanks mark
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Here pic of carb,thanks mark
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The needle to the side is for the starting tank. The needle straight out front is for the main tank. Is the compensating or snifter valve in the end.When you turn the engine over do you here it kinda rattle, like a snort.. Also is the mixer has been off check throttle plate. It should be open when the engine is idle. The governor pulls the throttle plate closed. If its closed at idle that will need to be changed. Trust me ive been there.
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I've got the same engine, a little later as mine has a Wico EK on it. I've ran mine just off the bowl. My carb is similar, but different, I don't think mine has the bolt sticking out the front of the intake, it's been a while since I've looked at this engine and a few years since it ran. As I recall, I just filled the bowl, cracked the needle a quarter turn or something and cranked until it fired. I'll take another look at it.
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Hello, new to site, trying to find out about this engine.
Is there a name tag on your engine? Is it where you got the name "Gray Power King"?

I've seen ads for the Gray Power King in 1916.

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Default Re: Gray Power King 5hp Hitt and Miss

My 5hp has the same shaped hopper and has a "Monarch" tag on it, which was the 'house' brand for Nelson Bros. As I mentioned, mine has a WICO EK. I did look at the carb, and the intake is shaped/pointed downward and does not stick out horizontally like this one does.
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The engine does snort like you said, not sure about snifter valve, this is all new to me,is this like a tire stem, and where would I install one. It does have a brass plate,,gray motor co. Model n, power king 5 hp, ,5505 so the needle should be open 1/3 or half? I'm going to try and start this weekend

---------- Post added at 06:28:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:25:17 PM ----------

Yes brass plate gray motor co. Model n power king 5hp, I'll put pics up,
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I'm confused about Nelson bros,,they used gray tags. No gray embossed lettering on tank like I see on other engines
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