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Maytag M92 Long Base - Won't Start?


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Old 09-20-2018, 06:27:04 PM
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Default Maytag M92 Long Base - Won't Start?

Here are the basics:
Standard M92 long base with common exhaust. S/N indicates that it was made in 1929...but several collectors told me that it is a later model (mid 1930's). It had seen some hard use and had a 3 slot pulley attached to it, the crank shaft housing (right side) was cracked and bushings chipped and were quite loose.

I rebuilt the fuel controller using parts and tool from Fly Wheel, replaced the gaskets, and while it was apart I had it sandblasted to remove the accumulated piles of rust and chicken poop off of it (it was a barn find). The coil test at 9.5 using a ohm meter, I replaced the spark plug wire, gaped the points to .020, original plug to .025. The timing bolt is set at 1.200. I used a spark plug light tester and also held the plug against a ground, it has spark to the plug electrodes. It has really good compression compared to other 92's I cranked. Fuel is fresh and mixed 16:1. Crank shaft housing replaced (right side - flywheel side).

But, it won't start, won't cough, nothing, no nada. I'm thinking a fuel issue but even a shot of starting fluid into the cylinder or controller intake produces nothing?? Second thought is a bad plug just doesn't have enough spark (ordered an Autolite #3095).

These are such simple engines I thought it would go bang easily...thoughts??

Bill in OR
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