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Old 08-22-2014, 09:43:22 AM
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I may be going to look at that Alamo hit and miss. The owner seems like a really good guy. He does not know anything about these engines. It was his Dads. Says that he used to watch it run when his Dad was around a few years ago. He told me that it had a battery so would this be some sort of buzz coil rather than a magneto? He is sending me more pictures soon.
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Here are some more pictures of it. It looks like the spark plug goes in the side? I see a box with a battery and what appears to be a buzz coil. If this is a hit and miss I would like to go have a look at it.
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Here are some more pictures of it. I'm not sure if it is missing parts or not. All I know is that he said he used to watch it run about 3 years ago when his Dad was around.
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Yep it is hit and miss. But it looks like the original igniter was drilled out for a spark plug. the bracket on the push rod is for the igniter trip.
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Yep it is hit and miss. But it looks like the original igniter was drilled out for a spark plug. the bracket on the push rod is for the igniter trip.
Ok that makes sense. I can see a battery and coil and spark plug in that big wooden box. I'm guessing that is how he ignited it. I think I will go have a look. He is asking $300 for everything so maybe that is ok in case I have to invest another $200 it would probably still be ok?
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You better go buy that before Gilbert & I drive out there!

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$300 seems like a good deal to me. I'd jump on it.
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Well I went out and a had a visit with the owner and his brother. Great guys and told me about when they used to watch their Dad run it two years ago before he passed at age 84.

Everything on it is free and nothing appeared to be loose. The gears did not look worn. It followed me home in the back of my truck. The tag says 2hp and made close by in Boston Mass.

I am not sure just how that spark plug and wire from the coil is supposed to ignite. Supposedly that is all the stuff that their Dad had with it. I am guessing it is missing something to time the spark? I'll get more pictures after it is unloaded from the truck. It will be a 3 man job to move it.
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Wow another good find! Good for you and welcome to the addiction - more will come! Also, please don't ever think of painting this engine!!!! The Lauson sure, this one no. Just my two cents. Again, excellent!

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Wow another good find! Good for you and welcome to the addiction - more will come! Also, please don't ever think of painting this engine!!!! The Lauson sure, this one no. Just my two cents. Again, excellent!

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Hi Randy, why should I leave this engine as is as far as paint? It does still have a fair amount of original paint on it. I will try and gently clean it a bit and get a bunch of good pictures. I will need to figure out how to make it spark.
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