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Old 06-06-2005, 05:58:01 PM
Eric McKenna Eric McKenna is offline
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Hello, Just brought home a 2 1/2 hp sta rite model b2, Don't see many of these at the shows ive been to....would like to know if they are conscidered a rare engine ...or....just unpopular engine to pick up. It has a cobbled up ignition converting to sparkplug by drilling out and carving up the igniter, I did not even recognize it was an igniter in a previous life...thought it was just a bolted on plate. Would like to see a pic of what the igniter and trip is SUPPOSED to look case when I can afford one I can find one..............AND any info on these unusual engines would be helpfull! Pictures always welcomed!! Thanks Harry!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:18:31 PM
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They are not what you would call rare but they are rather scarce as compared with the more common named engines such as the Hercules or Fairbanks Morse etc. they were built and sold by the Reliance Iron and engine co. of Racine Wis. until around 1917. They have a very unique hopper design that seems to set them apart from the common "square " designs found on most. I hope this will help a little. Joe Morris . God luck in a good hobby.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:33:16 AM
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Ted Brookover has an Igniter Identification web site @ that shows most of the Igniters that were made.

The last time I contacted Ted several months ago he said that he wasn't able to supply me with any Igniters as he was having health problems.

If anyone has any more recent information on Teds health please let me know.

The web site is still about the best site to identify Igniters that I have found.

I hope this helps.

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