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20 HP Reid project part II


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Default 20 HP Reid project part II

Had the Reid running for the first time Saturday for 4 hours.also poured babbitt in her that was fun!! Ended up breaking 2 out of 5 main piston rings and put it back together with the 3 good ones I'll try to get a video.posted this weekend.
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Default Re: 20 HP Reid project part II

Has anyone ever used rubber o rings on the valve instead of the copper rings. Do they go bad THANKS!!!
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Default Re: 20 HP Reid project part II

I use 3/16" oring on the main valves,last a long time,but is better to use copper on the top and oring on the bottom.i make my own.

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That explains why I had the top o ring blow out after 4hrs of run time, Ill have to make a copper ring after all. Didn't realize at the time though it blew out I thought it was the valve sticking. But I pulled the charge rod off and spun over the flywheels and the charge piston shot back 6in I knew it wasn't going to run then. This thing does make for a good workout
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Default Re: 20 HP Reid project part II

Its official to say that the Reid is now done. Thanks to you guys. Its last run for the season ended at 44 RPM. Not bad. Here's a couple videos thanks to Travis and Rich. Keep in mind I start this by myself with a few secrets
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couple videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnmn...ature=youtu.be


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I know your not going to believe this, but it is true. I installed rubber O rings in my 15 hp Reid's transfer valve maybe 3 years ago top and bottom and never had the first problem yet. I removed the old copper O rings and thew them away. I run my Reid all day long at the shows, starts easy and runs beautifully.
Sistersville, WVA no problems. Cumming, GA. no problems. They are a special order neoprene O ring, not the everyday rubber O ring. And compression, I can stand on the flywheel on compression for 30 minutes. May be longer, but my feet get tired. Seriously. I thank Robert Finley for turning me on to them.
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I know your not going to believe this, but it is true. I installed rubber O rings in my 15 hp Reid's transfer valve maybe 3 years ago top and bottom and never had the first problem yet. I removed the old copper O rings and thew them away. I run my Reid all day long at the shows, starts easy and runs beautifully.
Sistersville, WVA no problems. Cumming, GA. no problems. They are a special order neoprene O ring, not the everyday rubber O ring. And compression, I can stand on the flywheel on compression for 30 minutes. May be longer, but my feet get tired. Seriously. I thank Robert Finley for turning me on to them.
The last time you stood on the flywheels you got launched on to the side walk and hit your head on the steps. Thanks Bob from OHIO
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Uh Oh, The cats out of the bag again Bob (:-)
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