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Old 04-24-2018, 10:02:40 PM
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GREAT to see one run in it's original setting! Bill Klein
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Thanks for sharing !! Looks like it's running on well head gas. I don't see any propane tanks.
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That's correct. The well that the engine pumps supplies the gas for the engine.
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Is that a piston valve? Running at crankshaft speed, so this is a two stroke engine? Or? Very interesting!
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The Reid is a 2 stroke engine. It uses the Reid - LeClerk cycle. The intake is drawn into the charging cylinder, past an intake check valve, that is activated by a piston and con rod crankshaft throw that is 90 degrees away from the power piston throw. As the engine turns, fuel/air mix is drawn into the charging cylinder. It is then compressed. When the exhaust port on the power cylinder opens, this pressure is relieved by the gasses passing thru a passage, into the power cylinder, passing another check valves, as the exhaust gasses escape. As the engine continues to turn, the transferred gasses are now compressed in the power cylinder. As the piston nears TDC Compression on the power cylinder, the fuel/air mixture is ignited, either electrically (magneto), or by hot tube. The now ignited mixture expands and drives the power piston down the bore of the power cylinder. As it does so, the charging cylinder is drawing in a new charge. When the power piston nears the bottom of its stroke, the exhaust poet is uncovered and the cycle repeats.
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Looks a lot like the engines Lufkin Industries used on thier oil pumps.....had to rebuild them after they had been running in the fields for over 50years.
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That one has been there since the mid to late 20s
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