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Ken McIntosh
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 08:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recently purchased a Lauson engine and need information. Name plate reads as follows:

The Lauson
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Ser. No. 102086
Type 7W918
Mfg. by The Lausen Company

Engine has one vertical cylinder,is water cooled, has forward and reverse, and a reduction gear. Mag. is a Wico A, and carb is a Tiliston. Engine came from Wyoming. Engine runs and just needs a good cleaning. Estimate engine is 2-3 HP.

Have researched books and catalogs as well as many Web sites. Find a little info on Lauson stationary engines but nothing on marine engines.

Would appreciate and info or sources.

Thanks
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Ernie
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For small Lauson inboard info contact Pete at the following address.
perer.bezansen@rogers-corp.com
Peter has what sounds like yours in a boat.
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ernie
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a picture of Pete's boat with Lauson.
lauson
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Bill Schaller
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 08:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My lauson marine engine catalog lists 12 water cooled engines. There are three main styles and the two horsepowers mentioned are a 5.5 hp, and a 3.7 hp. A ZW-918 at 200 pounds is listed, as a 1 cylinder, 4 cycle, valve in head. 3" bore, 3 1/4" stroke. I would really like to find one, I like the air cooled ones too. I will post picture later.
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Bill
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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bill
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Ken McIntosh
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ernie and Bill' Thanks for the info. Engine looks great in Pete's boat. Will send Pete a message tonite.

I grew up on Buzzards Bay and lived near Mystic for 27 years. Sailed a small schooner out of Noank in the early 80's that had an outboard in a well. This engine would have been great in Abigail. Have been disassembling and cleaning. All appears to be in great shape except for the repaired crack in the water jacket. Even a stainless carb body! Measured B&S at 3"x31/4" so must be 5 1/2 HP. Output shaft had a v-belt pully on it. Since there is not much water in Wyoming, its history would be interesting. Sure not like the rusted out units that have been around salt water.

Bill, any idea of the vintage? I suspect mid 30's. Thanks again. Best Regards, Ken
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Dan Poole
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2002 - 09:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I bought a small Lauson Sport King outboard 4 cycle. Does anyone know anything about them? I need a head and cylinder.

Thanks,
Dan
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Art Erickson
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Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 01:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 2.5 hp lausen outboard engine (jet drive) that I was only able to identify because I saw another in a museum in Cowichan Bay B.C. Canada. Apparently it is circa 1910 as the one in the museum had some improvements that mine did not have and it was labeled as circa 1910 - 1915. I would appreciate some info if possible as it still runs but stalls out after about five minutes and I suspect the points/coil?
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solarrog
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 216
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Art I do not think Lauson was making outboards that early, I would think its closer to 1950
But a picture would realy help. During the 1950 era lauson converted their lawnmower engine for outboard use, They also made the 2 cylinder model. Both were 4 cycle. I have several of both in my colection, as well as one of the early watercooled motors used on a marine gen-set for battery charging. Its 2 or 3 HP
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Joseph L. Vogel
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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a Lauson 4 cycle water cooled marine engine with forward and reverse transmission. It is clean and when I ran water through it, there were no cracks in the case that I could see. The name plate lists the Number as:
No. 11956
Type F828-3
The paint is slightly chipped and is light aqua blue. I would like to have more information on the engine and possibly might sell it if the price is right. I am having photos made and will send you one if you are interested.
Let me know what you think
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solarrog
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Username: solarrog

Post Number: 155
Registered: 03-2002


Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 07:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sure would like to see the pictures, I am interested and as you say the price is right

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