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Old 05-12-2018, 06:25:39 AM
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Here is a video of my windwheel first startup after sitting idle for 18 years. The rings were stuck and the valves had some light rust. I ran a belt from a Fairbanks FM Z-D to do the cranking after I got it to hit a few times. I couldn’t get it going fast enough with the low compression to run. It started after a few seconds hooked to the FM and the rings freed up and now it runs like a new one.
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Found one in action on YouTube:





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Default Re: Windwheel Engine

Russell Farmer has a list of serial numbers for whirlwind engines

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783 single 4 hp Koehler
516 twin 10 hp Koehler
50 Wisconsin
7 lister diesel
Total 1356 made

I know where one in marietta is Pump oil still
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At one time I had 6 on pumping wells. I did most of the maintence in the field. Usually little stuff like points. But I have done valve jobs out in the field too. I have an old phone laying around somewhere with a video of a windwheel running on one of my wells.
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I still have one in the field, I will take a video tomorrow if it behaves.
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a friend of mine purchased a single cylinder whirlwind from russ a little while back.

he is in need of the lp gas regulator that bolts on the little bracket on the engine does anyone have one laying around? if so call me 937-564-3396
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