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It was COLD today


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Old 02-12-2005, 07:43:57 PM
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It was cold today, So I built a fire!!!!
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:50:08 PM
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Is that the best furnace you got? No wonder it was cold. Hope everything comes out alright. Dick in the not so hot Finger Lake Region of NY

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:06:34 PM
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rex,is that one of them rare hercules 2 1/2hp water head 20 " flywheeles model.the head should have the valves sideways.if you have all the parts great find.if you are missing something good luck.-chuck
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:24:42 PM
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I didn't know Hercules ever built a headless flamelicker........
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Ya, I've got a sloagan I use in winter, "Wood, hay, and water, and Fire is my friend"
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Well Chuck I don't know if I would call it rare but I do have all the parts except gas the tank, a wico and a fuel filler. I did attach a picture of HARD to find(I don't like the word rare anymore and when I have steak) Hercules engine that I have, it is a 2 1/2hp SK which means kersosene and it is throttle gov. only a couple of them out there(thanks Marty). So if anybody has one of these please melt it down!
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:01:02 AM
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And Chuck I plan to put a little set together of this style, I need a ARCO and JAEGER now, that should be a fun hunt.
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If the piston doesn't come unstuck that way, fill the hopper with charcoal, light it, and "excite it" with the blow hose off your vacuum cleaner. Be sure to keep plastic hoses at a distance! I use a length of pipe between the hose and the fire.

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Old 02-13-2005, 12:09:48 PM
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The charcoal idea is the best. That is how I got my 6 hp stover RX unstuck. It also helps to spray a garden hose on the back side of the piston when the cylinder is good and hot. The piston will shrink a bit and that will help break the rust loose. After you have done that a few times turn the block with the cyl strait up in the air and fill the cyl with automatic transmission fluid and let it cool. The ATF will wick down in betwiin the piston. Make sure you add it while it is hot, so be careful. It helps to heat the atf up so it is not a cold shock to the block. Good luck, KRIS ECKHOFF
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Well Rex you are welcome. All you boys in southern Ohio have all the $$$$$
Us poor boys up north. Can't even get a few $$$ from you!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:09:33 PM
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Well it was cold here in southern Ohio so I built another fire, poured water on the back of the piston and beat on it for an hour and a half , finally it came loose !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wasn't to bad in here today Rex,
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Alan: NICE collection of old engines . If that vehicle wasn't in the background, we could be back in the 20's .
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Did you make a new friend today, and a lot. Paul - "OLDIHC"
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:21:35 AM
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Thanks Paul, I can pull right in from my day job and go to work on something I enjoy doing. I hav a few other engines and my lathe and milling machine.
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