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20 hp Reid - Winter Project

Luke Wagner

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05/01/2019
20 hp Reid Winter Project - completely disassemble, clean, sandblast; both pistons stuck hard; remove connecting rods; I made a 1" disc that fit cylinder and wrapped duct tape on outside so as not to scratch cylinder; used a concrete breaker on the trackhoe (which is a very gentle way to remove the piston) to drive piston further into the bore to free it up; clean-up cylinders with a flapper wheel; used 1 1/4" rod through the front hole and drove the piston out; which came out easily after breaking loose; hone cylinders;
 

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W.P.Klein

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01/19/2020
Looks great Luke- looks like we both figured out the posting procedure on the new Stak format :) Bill Klein
 

IronworkerFXR

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09/06/2020
Great job Luke ,,
I laugh as I read the one paragraph , with it sounding soo simple in taking that apart .. WHICH IT IS NOT....
I do thank you for posting the pictures and how you did it , its the only way for a lot of us trying to do a restoration when you do not live in a oil field area . did you replace the water jacket clean out studs or wee they good ?. what are your plans for the intake valve copper washers ?.
JC
 

Luke Wagner

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05/01/2019
It is Serial #3239 which would be a 1906. Bore 9", Stroke 15" = 1065 cubic inches.
Pistons cleaned up; Installed new rings; Polished crank shaft; Poured new bearing for connecting rod; Paint flywheels, cylinder and bead plate; Remachined both valves;
 

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W.P.Klein

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Wow buddy- you do 'em right! I don't understand the term "ahead of schedule" though. You may need to explain it because it is foreign to me ;) Bill Klein
 

StrikeForce

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Just about ready to start up.
What paint color is that you used for the red? I've seen something about an old Chevy red but haven't got there yet. I am also second guessing my idea to paint because I know for sure I am not going to make the base look as pretty as you did before paint! nice work.

Also, can you go into your air intake setup? Right now I am just going with a plain gate valve to regulate but curious to your setup.
 

IronworkerFXR

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No Moss grows in that shop for sure !!!! Thank you for sharing !
if your inclined , yes we would like to learn more about your setup .
JC
 

Luke Wagner

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What paint color is that you used for the red? I've seen something about an old Chevy red but haven't got there yet. I am also second guessing my idea to paint because I know for sure I am not going to make the base look as pretty as you did before paint! nice work.

Also, can you go into your air intake setup? Right now I am just going with a plain gate valve to regulate but curious to your setup.
the paint is a 79 chev. truck red Dark carmine the reason the paint look's good i used epoxy primer first.

on the air intake set up i used 2 gate valve's 1/2 for fuel an a 1'' for air i put the fuel valve first that way when the air comes through it mixes with the fuel just like a carburetor the fuel just cracket it a little air valve 1 1/2 to 2 turns
each engine is a little different i hope that helps.









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StrikeForce

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the paint is a 79 chev. truck red Dark carmine the reason the paint look's good i used epoxy primer first.

on the air intake set up i used 2 gate valve's 1/2 for fuel an a 1'' for air i put the fuel valve first that way when the air comes through it mixes with the fuel just like a carburetor the fuel just cracket it a little air valve 1 1/2 to 2 turns
each engine is a little different i hope that helps.
Ok, nice. That is what I thought it looked like you were doing. You are bypassing the mixer and just making your own inline carburetor. Probably much easier to balance the fuel mixture than my setup.
 

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