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Project Thread: 20HP Reid Engine


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Old 04-03-2018, 04:52:36 PM
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Default Re: Project Thread: 20HP Reid Engine

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it takes a bit of practice to get the fuel mixture right. Make sure you have a good low pressure reserve (accumulator) or you will have trouble getting the engine to run reliably. They do not like running directly off a regulator.
Now that I know it fires, I want to play around with this a bit for sure. Along the way, I had read/been told that I could use a standard gas grill regulator. But I am stubborn and I was hoping to be accumulator free so I picked up a Fisher regulator that is rated for 1,400,000 BTU (R622-DFF). Based on volume, I had figured a minimum of 750,000 BTU and it was cheap enough so I figure I have plenty of volume. But, the downside to plenty of volume is that it wont starve that's for sure. After this weekend, I am more concerned about it running away before I get it dial in with the air.

I am sure it would also be easier if my fuel mixing valves would loosen up. As of now they are still stuck and this is 100% manual gas/air mixture control.
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Default Re: Project Thread: 20HP Reid Engine

The Reid is starting to come back to life. Still need to get it dialed in better on the fuel side, but wanted to update this thread.

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