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Old 10-08-2012, 09:37:38 PM
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i was looking at kijiji and found this engine, the guy told me he got it about 25 years ago while on vacation in florida.

it has spark and compression so it should run.

i will try running it latter this week.

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:26:02 PM
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Nice find. thanks for sharing it. Hope you didn't jinx yourself with the "should run" part. Every time I say that ......
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:48:11 AM
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well it ran last night for a few minutes.
i had to fix a broken wire in the mag that joins the two coils together.
then i just put a gassy rag over the carb and it fired right up.
i hope to fix another small problem tonight and then on sunday take it to my dads and run it for a few hours. i have to take it to dads cause were i live no one likes noise..........even my models running get me in trouble
if you guys want i will take a video of it running.

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Nice find, hope it runs all day long for you and your dad to enjoy.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:27:31 AM
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i have to take it to dads cause were i live no one likes noise..........even my models running get me in trouble

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Chuck, It sounds like you are surrounded by Nazis.
Let me go out on a limb and guess that they are lawn-worshippers, and the only kind of engines they like are the ones connected to a weed eater, leaf blower or lawn mower
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I was looking at kijiji and found this engine, the guy told me he got it about 25 years ago while on vacation in florida.
Nice score there. Just a quick trip down to Mimico .

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There are even neighborhoods with covenants that require electric powered lawn equipment and limit even electric powered lawn work to specific hours and specific days. Schedules in some cases to be worked out with neighbors. Mark
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Chuck,

Nice find!! Excuse my ignorance, what brand and HP is the engine. Looks like it ready to run!!

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I could never live like that. A man needs his toys, between my tractors, engines, guns, and anything else I have to play with, I am glad I have 35 acres in the middle of nowhere. If a neighbor ever stops over, its always "can I play with that?" or "whats that noise, can I see more?"

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:21:59 PM
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well andrew you are 100% right it was just a short trip

bigjoedo, it is a hercules gas engine and i think it is 1 3/4 hp.

mark as far as cutting the grass i make it very easy for myself as i cut 3 or 4 of my neighbors lawns, that way they can't bitch at me for not cutting it at the right time. but there is an old saying "rules were ment to be broken" well sir i have broken many a rule around here

just had the engine running for a few minutes tonight so i think it is ready to go to dads on sunday.............his neighbors have never complained in 40 years...........i guess you could say he's got good neighbors

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:31:14 AM
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forgot to post these pictures can anyone tell me what year this engine might be? also what horse power might it be, the guy i got it from thought it was 3 hp but i think it is more like 1 1/2 or 1 3/4............what do you guys think??

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HP 2S on the tag means 2 h.p. The S is a model of Hercules Engines. The serial # tells me it was built in 1926. Alot of the s models had the casting dates on the engine somewhere.The other tag on the engine is called a jobber tag.It was put on by the outfit selling the engine.It should say The Jaeger Engine Co. Very nice find!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:28:17 AM
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thanks mike

you say it is a jaeger, and that would explain the jaeger decals that were in the owners manual that came with this engine.
the guy i got it from said it was a hercules so i was second guessing the decals but now i know.

thanks again mike

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:15:28 PM
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Well its really both! It is a Jaeger and thats what we would call it,but it was built by Hercules. Hercules built Economy ,Arco,Jaeger,and Thermoil.There is a website on Hercules engines thats just full of info.Its well worth looking at .Just Google Hercules and you should be able to find it.There is a nice book called "A HISTORY OF HERCULES GASOLINE,KEROSENE AND OIL ENGINES".It sells for about $20 on ebay and has lots of info.
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