Post Number: 4
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 01:25 am: ||
Our museum just received a Gray Motor Company one cylinder, Serial/model 03R-3800. Can anyone tewll us about this engine, year, HP fuel type, etc.? It is complete but missing ignition coil. The Oberdofer water pump is under the timer. Krice car.
Northwest Marine Propulsion Museum
Post Number: 1492
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 08:04 pm: ||
Dick I recieved your email, have been away just got back last night. will reply here, some readers may be interested !
Your gray motor should be a Model "R" 1913 the same as this 1913 catalog illustrations.
The original coils are rare but most of the old vibrating coils with a 6 volt battery will run the engine.
A good grade of gasolione mixed 40:1 ratio with a 30 W non detergent motor oil ( 3.2 ounces oil to a gallon of gasoline ) is the old standard that should work well.
In the store at the top of this page is a very good book on basics and running these old two strokes-- Palmer Gas Engines Handbook By Richard Day.
if you have photos email to me i'll post them here.