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foxman
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Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recently acquired a 2 cylinder 5 HP Buffalo 4 cycle engine. It is complete however I am trying to put a date on it. The tag has a patent date of January 27, 1903 so it is at least 1903 or older. It does have the unusual flywheel with the curved spokes which Buffalo had as early as 1901 and disconintued in 1906, when they went to the solid flywheel style. It has a serial # of 217. Does anyone else have curved spoke flywheel Buffalo? If so what is the serial #. I have read from the "Buffalo" special interest area on this site however a bit more info would be nice.
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foxman
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Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sorry I sould have said 1903 or newer
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jb_castagnos
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Username: jb_castagnos

Post Number: 246
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - 09:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bob Legnon has a 2 cylinder Buffalo, #110. The flywheel is straight spoked, it's an ignitor motor. I just picked up a 10hp 4cyl, #807. It has a solid flywheel, sparkplug igniton. Is yours ignitor or plug? I'm sure yours is an ealy engine.
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foxman
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Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My engine appears to be plug ignition, although I don't know how you would get the brass cover plate on the plug guard/timer bracket as it is not high enough for any type of spark plug, particularly the Champion 25's. Perhaps it is an ignitor and the apparatus is missing.
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jb_castagnos
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Username: jb_castagnos

Post Number: 247
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 08:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Buffalo ignitors were fun to watch but were evidently not that reliable. It seems many were converted to spark plug. Does the lever from the cam run at an angle towards the center of the cylinder? The short cover was for ignitors. I can get you in touch with Bob if you want pictures.
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andrew
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Username: andrew

Post Number: 1190
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 08:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

here is a picture... I thought we had some good details of Buffalo ignitors posted previously, but now I can't find them..

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richarddurgee
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Username: richarddurgee

Post Number: 832
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is 1907, at bottom of page says Make & break
or spark plug ignition an option.

B7 1

From same 1907, this was interesting don't think i've seen one of these engines ?

Bs I

Bs 2
Availble in 6 and 9 Hp singles, 12 and 18 Hp Twins.
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foxman
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 09:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the pictures and info. The cam rod is just a straight shaft, and it appears that all the levers and ignitor equipment was removed. I'll stick with the spark plugs for now. There's plenty to do with the engine and I'll save the ignitor reconstruction for a rainy day [month].
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andrew
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Post Number: 1191
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 08:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am moving this thread to the Buffalo category...
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Hans Arbman
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Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I live in Sweden and have bought a Buffalo Gasolene, Buffalo, NY, USA
The paten date is Jan 27'03-Nov 2'05
Anyone who knows anything about it. How old could it be. Where can I find more information about it?
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RichardDurgee
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Username: richarddurgee

Post Number: 1153
Registered: 11-2001


Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hans

Could you email a few photos of the engine to me, I'll post them here and try to get some information for you- Buffalo's were great old marine engines !

Richard
oceanblu@adelphia.net
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Samply
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Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a twin cylinder Buffalo 2hp @750 rpm--typA, serial# 168 with a mixing tube carb & patent date of 1871.
I am looking to buy a 5-8 hp twin if available for another replica of the 1894 motor-sailor I have. Any condition would be acceptable as long as it is all there. A marine transmission is essential as well.
Please contact me if you have or know where one is etc. Thanx---Hugh Baird
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Tapio Rintamäki
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Username: tapsa_86

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My buffalo is Model A, 2hp / 750rpm And its serial number is 167!
It is already repaired. There is spark plug ignition which is after installed.

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