Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, April 11, 2005 - 07:49 pm: ||
Does anyone know where I can find a wet muffler for my newly restored St. Lawrence engine?
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:36 pm: ||
Try Paul Dodington www.disappearingpropellerboat.com)
He's got a lot of DisPro parts for St Lawrence engines.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 09:22 pm: ||
Thanks miro, Paul had the end castings and stainless sheets to fabricate the muffler.This was the last thing I needed to complete the engine. Bob Davidson
|Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 08:52 pm: ||
St. Lawrence Model XA Hand Starting-Help Needed-
I have been entrusted to revive a St. Lawrence 2- cycle engine No. 5624 and I am at the point where it is running but rough. I can't seem to get it to run smoothly. With each short run, I notice back oil residue seeping from around the spark plug. And yes, when it is running there is some blue smoke.
I know last year some oil was added to make sure the drive shaft was lubricated. The engine ran well last year but near the end of the summer I had to wipe off the plug before starting.
I am new at this as the owner passed away last year and he had the touch to make it run smoothly.
The mix of oil and gas that was prescribed as 1 and 1/2 pints to 5 gallons. The mix I am using is 1:26.
I have cleanned the plug and removed the excess oil in the bottom of the crank shaft.
Does anyone have any other ideas to help this newly appointed captain of the engine? Or will I have to wait until the oil is burnt out?
Any tricks to getting it to idle smooth?
"At the dock waiting"
Thanks From Georgion Bay Ontario
Post Number: 428
|Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - 07:43 am: ||
I stick to the old time reccomended mix of 40:1 SAE 30 non detergent oil. Pint to five gallons.
Ernie swears by 30:1 using modern chain saw oil. Guess you will have to decide for yourself. Drain the crankcase regularly as excess oil can build up. Old time boat builders often brought the crankcase drain outside the engine support timbers to make it easy to remove the crankcase build up. The basic idea is to cut the oil to the least that will burn in the upper chamber with as little as possible going down the exhaust pipe. These engines ran cold and working units typically had to have their upper chamber and exhaust lines cleaned out once a year to get rid of the carbon build up.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 - 02:57 pm: ||
I have a St. Lawrence muffler in good order for youe engine. I have several of these engines and have restored several. I am asking $100 for the muffler.---Ray