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Wisconsin AENL and ADH


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My uncle and I have been rebuilding a few Wisconsin engines over the past couple months as a hobby/time killer in the mornings and I just wanted to share our engines and hope you guys can appreciate them!

Lucky we've not had to rebuild any internals yet from our stockpile of the "junk" engines we've bought. Typically just have to set points in magnetos and valve tappet gaps. It's sure is a blast rebuilding these old Wisconsins!

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Here are a few more as it seems this forum is limited to 4 pictures per post.

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ADH:



We ran the ADH on an AU-TO air compressor we also restored:







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I hope you guys can appreciate the hard work and attention to detail we have put into our engines! Coming next will be and AEH and hopefully picking up a BKND real soon.

The blurry picture in the above post is actually a video of my ADH running the AU-TO air compressor.

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We also have a Gibson tractor running and ADH or AEH ( can never remember the difference between the two) if anyone would like to see it as well!
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Thanks for sharing! The ADH, AEH, AFH, AGH and AHH are my favorite Wisconsin engines. They have lots of low RPM grunt for sure! I love the shielded ignition on that AENL you have. It is such a nice touch to these old engines. I would love to see any of your other restoration projects.

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Thanks for the reply! Yes the AENL is a military engine and has a different spark plus/wire/ and magneto than i have seen. I heard it was to not interfere with radio frequencies from military communication. Also the AENL has a fuel pump which really seem to give it some extra power. She purrs like a kitten!
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Hi

They look great.

I have one piece of advice, when you mentioned only a tune-up etc. to get them running be cautious this model engine used a piston oil pump with a check ball in the very bottom of the pump and a second check ball in the piston. We had problems with the farm pump engines that sat thru the summer until the farmer needed them for the Florida winter crop. The check balls would stick to the seat and damage the engine because of a lack of oil lubricant to the crankshaft and connecting rod.

I would not run one of these engines directly out of storage without inspecting the oil pump. The AEN and that type will require removing the oil pan. The AEH and that type you can remove the side cover and spin the engine without a sparkplug installed and make sure the pump is working before you run them.

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Yes the pan was removed to clean the sludge build-up and etc. I was just saying luckily all that was needed was valve tappet gaps, magneto points and gapped and new carb gasket kit. Of course we replaced all gaskets as well on the engine just to ensure it leaked as little as possible. We also lightly honed each one to ensure a smooth cylinder wall.
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Absolutely love the paint job on your engines! Simple ,clean and appealing to the eye.

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Great job on the Wisconsins, as well as the compressor. Like your use of different colors - satin black and military green, they go together well. I would love to see the tractor. I for one know all too well what you mean about attention to detail, More time put into it labor wise then you could ever recoup selling it.
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Thanks for the love guys. I will try to get some pictures of the Gibson tomorrow weather permitting.
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