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Unknown engine maybe a Jackson?


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Old 12-30-2018, 01:38:10 PM
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Default Unknown engine maybe a Jackson?

Picked up a great little engine the other day I was thinking it was an early Novo. After getting it home and really looking it over well I have no clue what it is. I posted a thread on Facebook to see if any one knew what it was. Got a couple of really good engine people to point me in the right direction. They Believe it is a Jackson. I heard that there might be a larger wealth of knowledge here on smokestack so I am posting it here as well. Any knowledge and help would be much appreciated. Also looking for the correct hopper cover as well as this is the only piece I believe the engine is missing. I have a project in the shop right now but I cannot wait to bring this in next and get it running for next years show season. I believe it will not take much as the engine is free. Just need to work the valves a little bit and rebuild the fuel pump and I should be on my way. If I did it right pics are attached.

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Hopefully more pics.
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Default Re: Unknown engine maybe a Jackson?

Looks like an early Hildreth Novo. I have one that looks similar but has "Novo" cast into the handhole covers. Mine is a 2 1/2 HP. The early Hilldreth engines have the removable hopper cover and square bronze mixer like you have. Also I think Olds sold engines like this to. There apparently was some connection between Ned Hildreth and RE OLDS. Here is a link to a previous thread.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...=Hildreth+novo
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I was thinking that at first but the Hildreth Novo too. But from what I can tell A Hildreth did not have grease cops on the main bearings they had oil reservoirs casted in it. As you can tell mine has grease cups from the factory. Also the Hildreth has two mounting holes in the hopper cover and inside the hopper there are two square tabs that stick out for it to mount to. Mine does not have these tabs it has two holes in the outside of the hopper. And there are no signs of their ever being a tab on the inside they may have broken off.
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There are quite a few differences I see after looking closer. As you stated it does not have bosses for the hopper lid and the grease cups appear original. also the cam follower is offset on yours with a different looking timer. It is definitely patterned from a Novo engine but has several interesting differences.

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Here is a link to an engine identical to yours.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92066

Another thread with a picture of an identical engine
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...=Hildreth+novo
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Default Re: Unknown engine maybe a Jackson?

Not sure this is totally correct for your engine or if the size is right but thought I'd make sure you knew about it. I saw it on eBay the other day looking for something else.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3HP-Ideal-O...MAAOSwz~paHGaL

The seller has another that's for a smaller engine. It has lettering on the top that could be ground off.
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Yes I saw this as well but no it is not the correct topper for my engine or as far as I can tail mind is not bolted from the top .
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