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Unusual Ensign Carburetor for....

Paul Spence

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01/02/2020
A friend asked me if I knew anything about this Ensign carburetor :confused: . What engine/tractor it may fit (Moline), and how it is supposed to function. It sure is a complex one :crazy: with a spark plug :yikes: in the lower section and a glass jar on top of the air intake. Any one have any ideas :idea: about this new found item :shrug: . We're just trying to have some "FUN", even in NJ before the big snow storm :p .
 

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naylorbros

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That whole set up is an Ensign Kerosene carburetor. How all of the extra stuff that Ensign added to their normal carburetor was to help with burning kerosene I have not idea. Guess I need to spend some time looking at patent applications. What that one would fit, I have no idea. I have wanted to add one to my Ensign collection.
Thanks
Ken
 

eddie bedwell

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Hi Team,
hopefully this pdf scan of the Patents explains the carb.
Came up on here or ACMOC some time back and luckily I saved it after someone else did the search work.
Cheers,
Eddie B.
 

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naylorbros

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Cat was one of the users of this type of carb. but the reason that I did not say Cat is the flanges on it do not look like anything I have seen in Cat drawings.
Ken
 

Paul Spence

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01/02/2020
After several inquiries, I think this carburetor could be an attempt at providing an economical replacement for the Moline Universal -D Holly gas carburetor to run them with a heavy fuel/gas mixture to save $. It's just my guess :shrug: . Maybe someone knows for sure, I sure don't :shrug: .
 

Kirk Taylor

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After several inquiries, I think this carburetor could be an attempt at providing an economical replacement for the Moline Universal -D Holly gas carburetor to run them with a heavy fuel/gas mixture to save $. It's just my guess :shrug: . Maybe someone knows for sure, I sure don't :shrug: .
Regardless, it is a most interesting piece of ingenuity. It would be fun to play with...out of doors...where there is no chance of burning down the barn. Having to, essentially, set the carburetor on fire in order to start the engine is, well, something that might be difficult to get UL approval for.
Thanks for sharing!

Kirk
 

PaulGray

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12/24/2019
Packard made a similar rig for their cars called a "fuelizer". If you search some of the old Dyke's books from the 20's..you'll see it depicted. I once restored the ignition coil for one of them many moons ago...
 

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