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Maynard Engine Startup


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Old 11-29-2015, 10:26:35 AM
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Default Maynard Engine Startup

Not sure how to link to a Youtube video, but you should be able to copy and paste the address below.

This Maynard was used on my grandfather's farm from the 1920's to the 1940's. In the early 1960's it was brought to my father's house, and we played with it a bit as kids. The last time (before this video) that in ran was in 1965.

In 1987 I disassembled it; cleaned, stripped and repainted the parts; reassembled it; and during that time, I broke part of the ignitor.

The engine sat, assembled minus the ignitor, until 2014, when I found a gentleman in Hopewell, VA, who had spare parts and repaired it for me.

I reattached the ignitor in October, and what you see in the video was taken Thanksgiving Day when I attempted to start it up. The smoke at the initial firing is from oil in the cylinder. I was quite pleased to see it start right up.




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Default Re: Maynard Engine Startup

Nicely done. It sounds like the mixture or timing is off just a touch, but starting with a running engine its not too difficult to tinker it out to run smooth.

Is it a hit & miss or a throttler? I couldn't tell from the way it was running. Usually that style frame is a hit & miss though, and yours wasn't quite getting up onto the governor. Its probably still governed fairly fast though if it still has most of its original parts and settings.
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Hi Odin,

This is a hit and miss. Yes, I still have some fine tuning left to be done.

I see you're in Elmira. This engine was originally from Slingerlands, just outside Albany.

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