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Lauson Frost King


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Old 08-17-2014, 07:13:19 PM
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Here is an almost new lausen engine I found in a shed with a creek running thru the shed. There was a small generator that was run from a homemade water wheel and the engine was backup. It is a hit and miss type.
It was run very little, there is zero wear on all parts including the brass crank gear and the piston rings still have the machining marks on the,
It has the original battery box with the instructions and coil, original brass oilers, carb and a polished brass timing advance lever.
Had to make new intake and exhaust valves from turning down some Model T valves.

It is only 1 1/2 HP but the flywheels are massive. I was told this was a generator model and the heavy flywheels kept the RPM more constant and hence the generator output more constant. It also has a water cooled head which is not common on this small size. there is a cylinder cock as well to make it easier to start. The compression on this engine is very high.

The only problem is the cast iron base of the engine is also the fuel tank and it is so full of rust and scale, it keeps plugging the fuel suction. Have not figured out a good way to get rid of the problem yet.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:56:04 PM
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I know you will laugh but it works fill the fuel tank with nuts any size u can get in the hole. Leave it dry seal it up.???? Then strap it dam tight to a tractor wheel jack it up and let it spin forward and reverse for long time. Then dump out the rust clean it then seal it.Small parts work great wrap it towels tape tight
put in old cement mixer round and round it goes
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My bad. I have not looked at the engine for a long time. It is buried! It is a 1 HP, not 1 1/2, sorry.
Unusual to have a water cooled head.
Few more pix. The timer lever and ground point. Notice it is on the push rod so when it is "missing" the battery is not grounded and the coil is not firing. The advance lever has the other end of the battery connections connected to that clip.
The rocker arm has a nicely polished brass head and a limiter to help pull the intake closed.
The name tag and water hopper.
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I wanted to bump this old thread for a good friend, Tom Nowak , he recently bought this engine and made a vacation out to Idaho to pick it up, VERY NICE 1 hp !! I was looking at old Lauson threads and run across this.. I have a YouTube of it or maybe Tom will put a vid on ..https://youtu.be/BlC4OuZSaPg it is at the very first show at Denmark Iowa , I was hoping it would fit on a flat car on the model train next to it, to make a unique video, up close to make it look like a BIG Frost King, on a BSNF model train, but the flat car wheels where messed up ,lol
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Thanks Rich. I will see if I can up load a few pictures if you have a video of it go ahead
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