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Video of a 2hp Springfield Type A engine running on gasoline. After a couple minutes of running on a "prime" shot in the intake it seems to finally pick up and run on the fuel in the tank. You'll see that it tends to "double suck" in the second half of the video that focuses on the fuel injection system. That's about as good as it gets since the injector doesn't hit hit the screw that meters its' adjustment. Still, pretty sweet for an overhead cam, fuel injected engine!

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Nice baby there. The later 2 HP, like that in your video, is the same size as the early 1 HP. I'm not sure but the bore could be 1/8 inch bigger on the 2 hp.

Here is a video of my early style 2 HP. The flywheels on my 2 HP measure about 8 inches bigger than the ones on your 2. I've ran it on gasoline but like the propane set up better. I'll probably set it up as a dual fuel engine. The first photo is what it used to look like. Some of you saw it at Coolspring a few years ago. It had a tree grown around the front SS gearing, encasing them. The second photo is with the tree removed. The yellowish colored material you see on the cylinder and floor is sawdust from the tree cut off.

The governor was broken badly and a new pattern was made for the yoke. The governor weights are original. The carb was also busted off and a pattern had to be made for it. New gears were cut and the balance of the engine is original....with a lot of work done on it. Thanks Don Blausey!

Soon I'll post some work photos showing what Don did to bring it back to life. I've still got a bit to do on the B Springfield and one of these days we'll post some photos of it as well.

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Nice engines Tommy and Mike. What kind of bait does a po, did I say po fellow have to use to find one of those beauties.
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Hey Jeff, they're pretty easy to find...... my 2 HP came out of a fence row in TX, that's why the tree grew up around the gearing. I was told its last use in life was to have it placed upside down on a disc as weight. I assume that's why the gov. and carb got broken. Luckily it didn't break anything else. It now needs one of those Wayne Grenning "unrestorations" on it.
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The owner of the engine I videoed bought it at a well publicized auction back in January. The ignitor was rusted stuck and the injector plunger was gummed up, but otherwise it only needed gasoline and a battery to get it going.
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Yeah Mike, I wonder who it was that bought that thing, .

I could tell it was a dandy when I gave it a look at the auction. Probably one of the more complete Springfields out there. I bet there's some original paint under there and it would be worth a try to peel that red paint off.
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That's really a sweet one. Mick Ingram restored that engine and Mick does it right!
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Tommy, looking at it in sunlight yesterday there appears to be a little paint on the base. There's also a lot of rusty iron under that peeling paint. Fortunately they didn't do any metal prep before mopping paint on the engine! The plan is to try to carefully remove the red paint and conserve what original is left underneath.
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