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Posted by Ignoramus30015 on December 24, 2010, 4:43 am

It ALMOST starts with starting fluid...

Where is the battery charger


Posted by Ignoramus30015 on December 24, 2010, 4:49 am

It starts and then dies...

Where is my fuel bottle and PVC lines...

Posted by Ignoramus30015 on December 24, 2010, 5:39 am
OK, it runs. I ran it for no more than 1-2 seconds. There are many

1) it is in an enclosed trailer, though of course, I lifted off the
rear flap. Even after those 2 seconds, after stopping, I had to get
out of the trailer right away, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

2) As you remember, I dragged the engine at the auction site with a
chain for 6-8 feet, and that slightly busted the bottom pan. So I am
pretty sure that I need to pull the pan down, clean it, straighten it
and weld any holes, and then properly oil it.

3) I am still not sure if everything functions well, such as cooling
system or whatnot.

I think that if after taking care of oil pan and adding oil, and
providing a very stable base for it, I can run it for, say, 10
seconds, I will get it out of the trailer onto a shop cart so that I
could run it outside and then sell.

At this point I have a few questions.

*) How can I practically pipe exhaust out on the cheap
*) How high do I need to raise it in order to get the bottom pan from
underneath it? 4 inches enough?
*) I am still not sure what is the proper way to stop this engine. So
far it stops when I cease cranking. I have a block of wood with a rag
wrapped around it, that I can instantly use to block the intake. But I
wonder if there is a lever to do it.

Posted by z on December 25, 2010, 8:19 am

I have nothing to contribute but kudos

nice job!

Posted by m II on December 24, 2010, 5:48 am
 On 10-12-23 09:43 PM, Ignoramus30015 wrote:

I've heard WD40 is a better for starting than ether. You shouldn't need
it anyway after the lines are all filled up. In a lot of engines, air in
the line is a major headache and makes you bleed the whole mess.


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