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Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine


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Old 09-03-2019, 09:47:47 PM
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Default Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

Seeing as there is very limited information one EASY engines,
I have decided to catalogue the teardown and rebuild of my EASY engine here.

What I know so far:
EASY engines have a pressurized oil system ( about 5 psi).
EASY engines are hit and miss governed.
The original mixer on EASY engines were made of pot metal, few have survived
The carb on my EASY engine was used to replace such a mixer.


What I do not know so far:
is the sheet metal shroud on my engine original?


Here are some pics.

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Old 09-03-2019, 09:54:41 PM
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Starting the teardown.

I removed the gear case cover and found that some of the gears to the magneto are missing teeth. ( pic 1)

The magneto (pics 2 & 3) is seized, Does anyone know what type it is?
I have yet to find any markings on it.
There was a small copper shim under it ( pic 2)

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Old 09-03-2019, 10:55:53 PM
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Default Re: Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

Wow. A cool old machine, that's going to be a good project. Looking forward to following your build. Good luck!
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:14:26 PM
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Default Re: Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

I believe the shroud is original, it looks just like the one on mine. I can get you some pictures of the shroud and correct mixer/tank configuration tomorrow. I didn't know the early ones had an external mag setup. Nice engine
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:56:19 PM
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Default Re: Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

The Easy engine that you have is one of the first 700 that were produced if you wipe off the dirt off the rear top of the engine you will find the serial number they started at 1000 and ended at 1699 this info I got from my instruction parts book that I bought on Ebay. The magneto is a Robert Bosch Type F-B. 1-C or Type F-C. 1 the parts book does not say why there is a difference. For the gears I would try Boston gear.I bought one of these early Easy engines at Denton N.C. this year. The serial on mine is 1224. Some one made a brass mixer just like the one that the factory made on my engine but it ran too rich so I changed it over to the potmetal one and it ran better. I have two others (one with a brass flywheel and one with the steel flywheel). When I bought engine 1224 I did not know how early an engine it was so I went back to my friend that I bought it from and told him about the engine and offered it back to him for what I paid for it.(If he was going to keep it) He told me that he was fine with the deal we made because he was more into Maytags so I kept it. Please post your serial number so I can see how far your number is from mine. I hope this helped and I am happy to see that another early engine is still around.
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Thank you all for your interest in this project.

Trevor,
I would be very thankful for any information or pictures you could provide.

Group,
My engine is # 1024 (pic 1)
I am going to try to find the book for the EASY engines, Were there any other copies available when you got yours?
Thank you for helping me narrow down what type of mag is on my engine.


Today's progress,

I removed the cylinder head ( pic 2 and 3)
The valves seem to fit in their guides fairly well.
The mating surfaces on the valves and head are worn, but should be useable if I can get them to seal.
The swept area of the cylinder appears to be in good condition. ( pic 3)
The Carburetor is a Zenith CV22F / 5667. What might this have come off of? The float is stuck, I will clean it and either keep it as a spare or it may go back on the engine at some point.

I appreciate everyone's interest in this project,
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:24:08 AM
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Here are the photos. You can see why these carbs dont hold up. There are two small nubs cast into the pot metal that lock into the tank when its rotated and latched in. The tank just hangs there, waiting to be nudged or vibrated to the point of the locking nubs snapping off.
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Default Re: Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

I've had a few of these and I too did not know they made them with the external magneto. And yes the carbs are vulnerable and are often gone. I had one with the brass shroud with the magneto in the flywheel. Other shrouds were aluminum and flywheels were cast iron. Fun running engines with the hit miss governor.
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Ok, I found the markings on the magneto.
It is a Robert Bosch FC1ARS66.
How do I take it apart?
The armature will not turn.

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Very carefully a lot of PB Blaster
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Thank you all for your continuing interest in this project.

Today I removed the flywheel.
It is made of cast iron.
The flywheel and crankshaft are not tapered where they are fitted together.
The shroud is made of steel and appears to be in good shape.

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Default Re: Early "EASY" Washing Machine engine

There is a Easy Washer machine manual/parts book on Ebay for sale right now the number is 383167988533 this is the book that I have and the book that you were looking for ....
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