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Old 12-04-2017, 09:21:52 PM
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Bought this engine early fall. There is no tag so i don't know hp of engine maybe 31/2 or 4 hp it also has lunkehiemer carb.There are no holes in water hopper to mount gas tank to. Any info would be helpful Thanks
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It looks like a woodpecker to me. Not all had the suspended fuel tanks as some I've seen had a tank mounted on the skid in front of the head. You have any pictures of the other side you can share?
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Here's a photo of a repro of an original tank scheme. Have seen them mounted ahead of engine & behind engine.
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I will post more pitcure's this weekend. With out tag is there a serial no. somewhere on engine. Are there repo tag's being made. Thanks
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I've found the serial number on a few Woodpeckers to be on the end of the crankshaft.

Contact Rob Gill as he makes some nice brass etched tags.
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That would have a cast bronze tag. Contact Bob Herder who sells Domestic model kits. He has made acouple of repop pecker tags. Look on the side of the hopper on the PR side for a single screw hole. That would be from a Brackett Shaw and Lunt tag. If it has 2 small holes on the side of the cyl it would have a small cast plain Woodpecker tag. Rob
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Here is a photo I took several years ago
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I think I have wrong carb. on this engine. You can see it in picture i posted.If it is wrong carb. I would be in the market for one. Thanks
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Woodpecker switched from their "beehive" style to a Lunkenheimer mixer in early 1913 so it is possibly the correct one. Below is an ad from 1914 that shows a Lunkenheimer mixer.
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The original Lunk carb in a Pecker goes into the bottom of the head. Looks like Don's engine has the carb in an elbow on the front of the head. The new style Beehive goes into the top of the head. The early style engine is a side valve type without a rocker arm.On the early style the beehive goes into that elbow. if Don could post a pic of the working side we can tell for sure.Rob
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