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Old 07-23-2019, 03:27:24 PM
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I've just restored and have running a 1916 Manitoba 7 HP engine and am looking for any publishings,info, photos, stories,other engines,etc. that anyone can supply. It's got a Bosch Type 22 mag, dual stage cam timing, starts and runs like a clock. Came with a badly bent crank, straightened it and runs true as could be.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:09:43 PM
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Show us pictures of what you have.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:08:29 AM
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Is this the engine you have been working on John? I know it was in your area for many years before being sold in 2015.

I owned a 1 1/2 HP Manitoba here in England several years ago.

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Old 07-24-2019, 07:59:51 AM
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I see that Manitoba liked to copy others designs. Looks a lot like a John Lauson and I know others copied Monitor engines.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:32:01 AM
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Is this the engine you have been working on John? I know it was in your area for many years before being sold in 2015.

I owned a 1 1/2 HP Manitoba here in England several years ago
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Hi Malcolm. That engine looks like the one that belonged to our good friend ,Lorne Radcliffe from Cardale ,MB ?
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:45:23 PM
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I have an 8hp in the shop right now that I just got running. Looks just like yours but mine is igniter fired with no place for a magneto. Battery and coil only.
Like to say thank you to Rudy Adrian for sending me blueprints for the igniter and igniter trip parts.
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Hi Malcolm. That engine looks like the one that belonged to our good friend ,Lorne Radcliffe from Cardale ,MB ?
Good to hear from you Rudy, yes your correct in every way, good friends mean a lot in this world.

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I've just restored and have running a 1916 Manitoba 7 HP engine and am looking for any publishings,info, photos, stories,other engines, etc. John
If the name tag has the name "Manitoba Wind Mill & Pump Co. on it the engine was built prior to September 1912. In September 1912 the company name became "Manitoba Engines Ltd.".

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I've just restored and have running a 1916 Manitoba 7 HP engine and am looking for any publishings,info, photos, stories,other engines, etc. John
If the name tag has the name "Manitoba Wind Mill & Pump Co. on it the engine was built prior to September 1912. In September 1912 the company name became "Manitoba Engines Ltd.".

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Finally managed to get out out to the hanger and get some pics for you guys. Thanks for any and all help and advice. From what I found out so far sounds like this engine went on an auction in Saskatchewan somewhere. But I stand to be corrected.
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Forgot to ad that I have a few details left to finish or change but at least she runs. Tank is a Leseure find,spark plug wire is just till I get an original style and so on.
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Here's the serial number plate for my Manitoba. Guess it was a later one.
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Hello
I too have a Manitoba engine. No name plate. Has Manitoba Horse cast in raised letters on the hopper. It's missing the igniter and mag and some other stuff. Crank is bent pretty bad at main journal. How do people straighten them? Flywheels off and press was my thought. Worried about getting flywheels tight again. Rudy, do you still have drawings for the igniter etc.?

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Mine is spark plug and mag fired, works great. My crank was badly bent at both main journals and so I took off flywheels to press straight. Runs dead true now. Had no problem with getting flywheels tight with reusing the old gib keys.
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Crank is bent pretty bad at main journal. How do people straighten them? Flywheels off and press was my thought. Worried about getting flywheels tight again
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I had an engine I was working on with a bent crank and I was doing research on smokestack on how to straiten it, there was a post where someone had commented "the crank got bent in the engine cold it can be bent back in the engine and cold". that saying stuck with me and I built up a little jig to mount the engine down and I used a jack and made cup out of angle iron to sit on the crank and mounted a magnetic dial indicator on the hopper and found the highest spot out and put it at the top and jacked it up. did it a couple times and spun the flywheels each time to find where it still needed bent and now its true as true can be and have had no issues.

hopefully this helps,
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