Post Number: 1023
|Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 04:14 pm: ||
Posted for Dick Day
Tom Risch sent me these asking for help. No question when piston came up it would hit the insulated contact inside the cylinder but I am not sure of his lash up and if that is plastic tape I doubt it would last the first explosion. What is needed are pictures of the complete igniter set up. He also was not aware he needed a check valve between the carb and the crankcase intake. Hope someone has one of the engines so we can see what the entire igniter looked like. Why the spark plug I cannot guess. Probably just plugging the hole.
Post Number: 1024
|Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 04:17 pm: ||
This ignitor looks like a Tuttle I saw apart a few years ago. The engine is local and I will attempt to get pics.
Post Number: 1148
|Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 12:12 pm: ||
I just discovered that the above engine came out of a boat on Lake Dunmore, in Vermont. About at 1/4 mile from where I live. I will try to contact the owner and see if he will post some pictures of the boat as well.
He got he engine and running and posted a video on facebook here:
Racine engine running
I "think" that link and video will work whether or not you are a facebook member. If not let me know and I will see if we can display the video differently.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:37 pm: ||
That is a nice piece of work Sam. The mixer appears to be a Lunkenheimer, no longer a Shebler, What is used for a timer, not clear in the vidio.
Post Number: 350
|Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 08:19 am: ||
See previous link. Jamie Hurry has restored one of these with piston trip ignition.
|Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 11:14 pm: ||
It took a while to figure the engine out for Tom. But once I made all the correct parts (Thanks to all the people and Information on this site) I was able to get the engine running. Your right! The mixer is a Lunkenheimer reproduction. As for a timer, there isn't one. The engine runs fine with a set ignition timing and it needs alot more advance than you would think. (had to shape the trip arm just right to get the timing in the sweet spot) But it is still easy to start with no kick back.
Thanks again to all the people with all the information on this site.
Post Number: 712
|Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 05:39 am: ||
If you would offset the stationary contact you could rotate it to change the timing.