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Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine


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Old 01-26-2016, 03:47:16 PM
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Default Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

I have a Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine tag states: 1/4 hp, 350rpm.
serial #0003. It has 8" flywheels . Anyone know anything about this
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:49:58 PM
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Can you post a photo? Sounds very unusual!
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I will post photo soon. This sure looks like a production engine not a home workshop
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Gotta be a model, but I can't wait to see some pictures of it.

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Default Re: Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

sounds like a stover duro pump engine.
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didn't think about that one.....

Still hoping to see some pictures of it.

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Default Re: Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

A Stover Duro has flywheels a little more than 10"...... at least that's what I came up with in the dark, without my glasses, buried under some stuff, and with a mini tape measure.
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David,
It appears that your engine was machined from a model casting kit. I'm not sure who sold these kits or if they are still available. You may try the Scale Model Engine forum for a better answer.
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Hi David, I can be corrected if someone knows different but I don't see much that looks like a castings kit there. I think it may be nearly all home shop built except the crank and connecting rod may have come from a Briggs and Stratton mower engine or similar. Looks like a fun to run little hit and miss engine.

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I agree with Gil, most of it is home made.

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Whoever built it, there should be at least 2 more of them out there with this one being number 0003.

That serial number was the main reason I figured it was a model by the original description.

That and the 1/4hp and 8" flywheels.... but mainly the #0003

Nice looking little engine whoever built it.

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Thanks everyone for your info.
This little engine will be fun to run.
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Default Re: Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

I remember, years ago at Cabin Fever, a guy had a real nice running 1/5 scale Stover model "U", hopper cooled. He was going to offer a limited run of finished models after getting all the bugs worked out. For some reason they were never made .
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Default Re: Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

David

Does it look like this?
If so that makes 4 that I know of the I have one , the Bishop guy's in Indiana have one , and Mr. Davis in California has the other. All I can find out about them is, that a man in Florida is supposed to have made 10. They are mostly made out of bar stock, and the guy did a great job of building them .Mine runs well. They are quite heavy. The mag actually trips on mine, but is none functional. All of them are set up like mine, and I see yours is built a bit different,
so maybe not the same guy. There are no Briggs parts in mine . I did a post in the model forum on mine a couple years ago, so you can look it up if interested.
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Can we see a video of this running?
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David
After studying yours, I don't think they were made by the same guy. your gov. is on the flywheel mine is on the block also different carb than mine. I don't have a video of mine running sorry.
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Default Re: Stover 1/4 hp hit miss engine

From the material and etching of the brass plaque to the type of hardware (bolts and screws) to the 'modern' connecting rod and piston, it does not look too old. Maybe 1980s?
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It is not quite ready to run. Needs ignition system I am new at this . It has a buzz coil.
and points no wiring though. Anyone with any luck with the electronic Hall type sensor
units? Our should we stick with the point ignition?
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