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Old 03-08-2010, 08:35:16 PM
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A friend and I have been charged with getting a springfield engine running. It is in running condition, but has not been run in several years. No one that knows how to run it is still around. I think it is a 4hp, and no, I do not have any pictures. I got to see it for about 10 minutes yesterday, so everything is kinda fuzzy in my mind. Here's what I remember...It was a sideshaft, had a pluger-type thing that goes into the head. This appeared to me to be the ignitor trip? Also there was a rolling shaft that had 2 collars on it just above the plunger. One collar had 2 pins in it that appeared as if they would lock into the second collar. One looked spring loaded, one had a lockout. My best guess on this was it could be a spark advance.
Ok, who's the Springfield guru and what can you tell me about this baby.
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Contact Wayne Grenning who did the GS&M restoraton here on Harry's.
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To answer the most popular question, she is not for sale. The gentleman has collected just a few of some engines that he wanted to own. This engine is the centerpiece of his collection and there is not a chance he would part with it.
I'll try to get some pics of it this weekend as it is a most remarkable piece.
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A Sringfield is different but not that complicated. I am sending scans of my 6 HP of the parts I think you are refering to. The first pic is of the ignitor. There should be a wire at the bottom of that housing going to a coil or battery.You say it was a running engine so that probably is already hooked up. The collars you refer to are on the cam that trips the ignitor and is the advance and retard. As you turn it over slowly, you will be able to see where it trips the ignitor. The second picture is the fuel pump which would have a gas line running to it. When it needs fuel, the plunger is pushed and a charge of gas is squirted in to the air intake.

Hook up a battery, put some gas in the tank, oil and grease the proper places and give it a spin. Nothing mysterious just very interesting to see it run.
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Kevin, If you go to the very bottom of this thread to a place called similar threads on SPRINGFIELD. ( the one by Fred Van Hook ) shows a video of John's SPRINFIELD at Portland. By the way NICE ENGINE JOHN !!!!!!!!!!
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Get in touch with Stiles Bradley in Pavilion, NY about your Springfield.
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