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Old 06-20-2009, 07:27:11 PM
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Got back from Coolspring today. Wednesday was gooey; Thursday was cloudy but decent; yesterday was gorgeous; today, after five hours of heavy rain overnight, the grounds looked like a ten-acre rice paddy. But it’s all good. I got to meet some of the people that frequent this site. That was cool. I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to hang out and chat much; perhaps another time. There were sixteen ‘Thermoils’. I think that is the most ever assembled in one place other than the factory. Relying on my tiny little kerosene-fried brain, the list was:

three 2 ˝ hp T’s
two 5 hp T’s
one 7 hp T
two 1 ˝ hp U’s
one 3 hp U
two 6 hp U’s
one 7 hp UA
one 8 hp U
two 9 hp UA’s (well, maybe one; Tim’s stuck-between 8/9 U/UA is included in that)
one 12 hp Renfrew twin

Pretty awesome!!! We got Keith Kinney’s 5 hp T up and running after some miscellaneous adjustments. That in itself made it all worthwhile.
Keith’s presentation on the history of Herculese was well worth the time with some good questions afterwards. Keith and Isaac, nice job!! We appreciate your efforts. Thanks to all who brought their engines out. It was really cool and I hope we can do it again sometime……….when the ground’s a little firmer.

Kirk
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Kirk,
Yup, some great looking and running Thermoils, Spartas, and other Hercules makes and knock offs. As I've said on many occasions, if I had to go back to the late teens and twenties to live and had to use an engine, it would more than likely be a Hercules or Economy. Simple, abundant and dependable. I REALLY liked that 2 cylinder Renfrew and Keith's engine ran nice. I really hate that I had to miss the talk on Friday night. Had to get back here for a wedding.....
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The rain woke me up at around 3.00Am this morning. I got up a little past 5.30Am and thought it may be my best bet to get out of there without having to be pulled. I wish i could have got up the lecture last night, but with a pickup camper and 18ft trailer, i thought it best to stay put. I did wind up with a couple new treasures there. Thank you Randy for hauling the Hercules cart back up north for me and thank you Jim for helping me get that 4hp Sparta back over to my trailer. Dave Nielsen
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Wow, what a list of Hvids! Any chance someone took pics of the 12hp twin Renfrew?
Would have loved to be there in person but still too many things occupying time.
I did manage to crank and run my Brantford Hvid awhile on Friday night.
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I was there Thursday and Friday and seeing that many Thermoil's running was great. Kirk when you guys were starting and running the Thermoils and their relatives you really drew a crowd. Thanks Merton
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Kirk,

You and your friends stimulated my senses ............thanks.

Nothing like unburnt hydrocarbons in the morning.

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We just got home a few minutes ago. 600 miles on the nose. A BIG thank you to Kirk and Kyle for all the help on the 5 HP T Thermoil. I really appreciate all your efforts. It now runs great! Can't wait to unload it tomorrow and drive the misquotes out of the barn.
Thanks to guys for fielding the questions at the lecture on the Thermoils. It really added a lot.
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Dwayne, Here is a short Video of it in operation.

Great Engine Kirk !

Sorry about the "jiggling camera" but those of you who own one of these will understand that they shake - even the very substantial fifth wheel trailer this engine was on.

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Thanks for the video! What a neat engine. I have four more years of kids in school and work and then I will be able to attend several shows in the north east that I've always dreamed of.
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Got home Saturday afternoon had a great time even though it rained and was muddy! Got to put faces with a lot of people that chat on here, it was nice to Finally meet all you guys! I have never seen that many Thermoils in one place before either, that was great! I hope we put a dent in the mosquito population! Keith Glad you got your 5 T up and running! Hope to see it at Portland!
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