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Old 11-11-2010, 06:25:51 PM
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This one found its way to my house today... a little work and it should be up & running...
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Great find Jim!

I'm curious about the magneto, as I believe that is the first one I've seen with one.

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:28:45 PM
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I have seen one other with a magneto... it was missing the mixer like my other one...

I don't know a whole bunch about them, there's not a lot of info out there on them
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Default Re: A new engine followed me home today, Ideal M...

Perhaps it's tme to start a registry on these.

Two photos and a serial number, and we should be able to see a pattern and possibly better identify them.

Mine has no data plate, so it won't help much...

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Default Re: A new engine followed me home today, Ideal M...

BDMelon here on stak has one of these, his is a SSS tagged ideal. Look for it on youtube.. Just type in sss engine.
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Could you post a pic of the top of that hopper? Mine also is missing the serial tag, along with that fancy funnel on top--- is that cast iron or tin?
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The funnel on mine is cast iron.
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I know that mine ran an orchard sprayer in florida. It was originally on a large wagon and ran a pump. The spray was cerculated through the motor cooling hopper not only to cool the motor but to heat up the spray mix to make it either mix or work better--- that is all I know and I am wondering what the purpose of the funnel is as on top mine has a large hole off to one side for adding coolant -- in the center there is a threaded pipe fitting that I assumed a hose was attached but you have a funnel----- It looks eally neat!
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here are a couple of pictures of the top & tag
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The engine has some time on it, the mesh on the gears was incorrect for a lot of that time! Good thing I have a "donor" engine with a decent crank gear

A registry would be great, my site has been dead for a while, how about it Glenn.... are you up for getting one going??
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Could you post a pic of the top of that hopper? Mine also is missing the serial tag, along with that fancy funnel on top--- is that cast iron or tin?
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The engine has some time on it, the mesh on the gears was incorrect for a lot of that time! Good thing I have a "donor" engine with a decent crank gear
Jim,

That's a pretty simple gear to make! More fun that way as well

Seems like for now we could just start a new thread for a registry entitled "Ideal M Engines", and try to get people to post the info on their engines along with a few pics showing the differnt features. (such as that pic of your mag!)

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I know... i should get out the dividing head and make a gear I have not made one yet... I did watch my grandpa make a helical gear some years ago... I wish I had paid more attention.

I probably even have the right broach for the key-way... hmmm
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Getting it back together finally!!!!



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