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Who's currently working on an Oilfield Engine?

Glenn Ayers

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04/17/2020
Re: Who's currently working on an Oilfield Engine??

I m putting the cylinder on my 20hp Patton the getting rings made. Then pour cross head babitt. Wat fun they said lol ����
Hey Dirk, still got the South Penn ?
Got any pictures of it after you finished it ?

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Tom Geier

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01/02/2017
Working on a 12 hp pattin combo, 5 hp Abel and waiting on a 10 hp jones.

At our club. 15 pattin is getting a building put over it and a bessemer power is restored. Have to get jacks mounted and rod line up for display
 

StrikeForce

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I should have known better than to go through this thread. I am getting the spring itch again for engine work. It was right before the end of the fall I got new copper rings in the 20HP Reid and had a nice extended run before hibernation. Ever since its been too cold or too muddy to even think about pulling it out of the winter shed. I would leave some serious ruts pulling it out with the JD 70.

So while not oil field related, but the garage has the 1927 John Deere D sucking up space and resources followed by my newly acquired 17HP Ruston Hornsby to get going, I hope with some nice weather, I can get back to putting the final touches on the Reid. I really should fix/get a new mixer valve setup but right now the manual works fine. Oh yea, and jack stands so the rubber tires don't bounce it to the moon when it gets moving!

https://youtu.be/oWaJ72Wo0fk
 

Ifix71

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02/04/2020
I should have known better than to go through this thread. I am getting the spring itch again for engine work. It was right before the end of the fall I got new copper rings in the 20HP Reid and had a nice extended run before hibernation. Ever since its been too cold or too muddy to even think about pulling it out of the winter shed. I would leave some serious ruts pulling it out with the JD 70

I just purchased a 20hp Reid or so I think it is . It has about a 8x8” bore and stroke and 5’ flywheelers it’s missing all the accessories but the major parts are there tags gone too but I found a no stamped in the flywheel 11204 going to be a fun project
John
 

John C. Neagley

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04/08/2018
Been collecting parts and SLOWLY working on making up a 10hp Jones portable engine. I hope to use it to power my shingle machine. Been having some health problems. Just wonderful how they can slow down fulfilling plans! I've decided to sell my good 25hp Jones. Best to all.-John
 

Peter Holmander

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71
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12/23/2019
Sounds good to me Strikeforce ! How do you like running it on the hot tube? I'm undecided on my Reid.

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Hey John ! I bet you didn't find that Reid in Lake Wales Fla. Unless it was from another collector.

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Sorry to hear about your health issues John N. How's that Chevrolet doing? You should see Quonset and Davisville now. You would not recognize it at all. All of the military buildings are gone.
 

W.P.Klein

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01/19/2020
I just purchased a 20hp Reid or so I think it is . It has about a 8x8” bore and stroke and 5’ flywheelers it’s missing all the accessories but the major parts are there tags gone too but I found a no stamped in the flywheel 11204 going to be a fun project
John
Welcome Ifix. I think you will find your Reid with 8" bore is a 15hp.
Bill Klein
 

John C. Neagley

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04/08/2018
Hello Peter. A SeaBee buddy of mine and I are planning a trip back to Davisville this spring. We were stationed there as mechanics in A Company in MCB 6 and afterwards MCB71, 50 years ago this year.If you are available, we'll have to meet up for a gab session. My old 22 Chevy is just fine and running well. Won a race with it the other day, that Amish fellow wasn't too happy to lose such a close race. Good old truck. I can't afford a new one!
 

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Ifix71

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02/04/2020
Welcome Ifix. I think you will find your Reid with 8" bore is a 15hp.
Bill Klein
Thanks W P I have been looking for specs for Reid engines. Previous owner says he has parts for the engine in a box somewhere. I hope when he finds them the tags there.
John
 

Peter Holmander

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12/23/2019
Hi John: If I am here and free when you and your friend come, I would gladly meet up with you guys. I have a daughter and grandchildren in Kentucky that I visit so there are times that I am not in Rhode Island. Not sure if you remember, but I sold you the spare engine block for your Chevrolet. I had a guy deliver it to Coolspring for you. I retired out of Quonset 5 yrs ago. I worked in the Maintenance Dept. My boss was a former SeaBee and he is currently the curator for the SeaBee Museum.
 

W.P.Klein

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01/19/2020
Thanks W P I have been looking for specs for Reid engines. Previous owner says he has parts for the engine in a box somewhere. I hope when he finds them the tags there.
John
Check the site I show below John. Find the Reid Type A pdf. Has parts & specs.

Bill Tremmel had info on his site also- he has started posting here again so maybe he will provide you the link. Bill Klein

http://www.oldengine.org/members/allen/techindex.html
 

pasbonbasile

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Well i just started working on them.. I acquired 3 FM 118 engines with clutches. Now to get them running. All are free, valves free, just have to install new points and condensors and figure out fuel system for them.
 

Lou Quirch

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03-09-2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
We bought two, new to us oilfield engines, but won't be able to work on them until Summer since they are in Indiana and we are in Florida. One is a 25HP Marion and the other a Spence, Smith & Kootz pumping engine with a power built in.
They both seem to be in great shape. They need the fuel lines and cooling set ups.
Can't wait to mess with them.
Lou
 

Joel Sanderson

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I'm not sure this fits the category of "working on an oilfield engine" but still I thought I'd share it. This engine is 122 years old, I installed it 16 years ago, and what do you suppose is wrong? The modern GM thermostat that I put in the line quit working. Typical. The cars that thermostat was made to fit sixteen years ago are probably worn out too. But this old Reid keeps working away like it was made yesterday.

There's a little pocket that the thermostat sits down in above the thermometer. Since it's above the engine and wouldn't heat up the same, I drilled four 1/8" holes in its rim so the water could trickle through to let it know what's going on down below. With the valves turned back on I should be good to go.

It quit working last week when it was 9º outside. Since half my shop's heat is from the engine, I needed it to run; but since it wouldn't get above about 110º I had to leave the hot tube running for it to ignite properly. I finished the job though and fixed it today. Happy engine tomorrow.
 

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Tremel

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10/28/2016
Check the site I show below John. Find the Reid Type A pdf. Has parts & specs.

Bill Tremmel had info on his site also- he has started posting here again so maybe he will provide you the link. Bill Klein

http://www.oldengine.org/members/allen/techindex.html

I just bought a new home computer and I started updating my homepage once again. It's nice to see those manuals still out on oldengine.org. As soon as I get this truck done, I'll get back to the engines as I want to mount one on the back of the old KB6.

You can check out my homepage at: www.tremel.net Look at my shop section. I'm trying to blog my progress and started playing around with Wordpress. You can see the 15 Fairbanks and 16 Jones in the background. ;)
 
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