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Old 09-28-2009, 08:48:46 AM
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bought this yesterday still at there property.It was a good day the yard sale we all talk about,it was finally my turn although my wife does not agree brought home a rig load and need to take a truck and trailer there asap the get the rest.the picture is kinda bad with other parts draped over the motor but you can see the open top water hopper and a mixer on the head,you can tell how big it is by the stover flywheels sitting on top.would love to hear your ideas cant get any more photos or info until I go back.its going to be a long week.Thanks Shawn
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Looks like a Sparta Economy

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Sparta, fairbanks sub base beside it, and what looks like a stover flywheel on top
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Default Re: unidentified hit miss engine HELP

If that is an exhaust rocker sticking out on top, it sure went to something BIG !!
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Default Re: unidentified hit miss engine HELP

It looks like either a 4hp or possibly a 6hp model CA Sparta Economy. If the flywheels are 32' it will be a 6hp if they are 28' it will be a 4hp ( I hope my memory is correct). It will either be a 1911 or 1912. Hope this is of some help. Dave
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Well, memory didn`t serve. I measured the flywheels on both my 4hp and also one of my 6hp Sparta`s this evening. The 4hp is 26' and the 6hp is 30'. Dave
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Thanks Dave if it is an economy is it worth fixing if it is not too bad?did not get to look at it as much as I wanted too so I cannot remember what is or isnt there,can you find parts like you can for the fairbanks?or are these uphill all the way?I think I bought 11-15 more motors that I need to get asap some common some part motors and some cool things like the huge rocker arm that was noticed in the bucket believe I saw another like it there too,soo much fun so little room and time.Cheers Shawn
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It see it has the mixer and i thought i saw the edge of the igniter, so it looks basicly complete. I think they are worth fixing. In my neck of the woods you don`t see too many of the larger Sparta`s. You do see a few of the 2hp CA`s as well a few 1hp and 1 1/2hp CX`s. The week point of the Sparta`s are the flywheels. I have seen a fair number that have cracks coming out of the key way on the hubs. It looks like the pulley side flywheel already has a band shrunk on to it. I have a 6hp C that they have done the same thing too, that i`m trying to piece back together. Some of the parts for Sparta`s are hard to come by. Other parts like the igniter were carried over to the early Hercules built. I think i saw a add a year or so ago of somebody that was recasting the hopper rings, but i can`t remember for what hp`s. If your patient there are parts available, but it may take a little while to find them. Dave
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Thank you for the reply,you have sharp eyes will get this home soon and share some more photos
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