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Henry Fords first gas engine all most done


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Old 03-21-2009, 05:49:48 PM
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Default Henry Fords first gas engine all most done

starting working on this a month ago got the fly wheel last Friday so was able to finish it up today.

Today was the first time it ran it's not up to full speed yet but close
still have a little ageing to do on it .now that i know it works will look for valves from the 1800's to make it look right for the time
it was fun to build .
but it's easyer working on a larger engine

have to thank Leon Riderour for the plan's and great dvd
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great job. im working on one as well,hope to have it done in a few weeks
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where does one get the plans
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Nice job Brian, the engine even looks old.. Henry's first engine must have been a real oil guzzler.
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A real oil guzzler and much blue smoke I'll bet ... The story is that Henry first fired up his engine (1893) on the kitchen sink ... a very understanding wife that Clara
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Default Re: Henry Fords first gas engine all most done

there isn't all that much smoke .and the only oil is that little brass tube at the end of the cylinder .you fill that up

the big oiler is gas tank and and needle valve part of the carb
the engine only runs for a few minites at a time get hot fast
the goal is to make it look like it's over a 100
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My Mistake, I did not realize the oiler was the fuel tank.
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Time goes by
it is all most 10 years ago this was built ran it a bit the first year never ran great stuck it in the shed

I was in the other day and seen a bit of it sticking out with junk on top how it didn't get broken not sure

Took it in that day had good compression so should run better than it did back then .

I a just the timing better and spark
and will start well now running at what I would call fast enough will run a little slower with less drips to starve it a bit

One thing that I did different it had 2 fine screens in the elbow just under the oiler gas tank to mist the fuel
I don't think it was getting enough air was like having to much choke .took one out and started to run well didn't get up to speed with the 2 in

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Brian, looks great, you did a good job with it, good you got it out and running again
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