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Old 07-02-2011, 08:29:11 AM
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I picked up my first Anderson engine today 2/07/11 its in ok condition i will post some pics tomorrow im wondering how much old goes in them and how to time the mag
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Here are the pics i promised so long ago i need another top piston ring it fell apart when i removed the cylinder i also need the two things that hold the spark plug and primer cup they broke as i removed them to remove the valves to be reground they where seized in
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Very nice Robert, I have an Anderson just like this one its the milking type, it's a model D 1918 1919, and it has the good old T and B mag, the plugs we should have at the club, and the rings. But very good find, they run very well. Good luck.
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How much oil should i put in the sump and how do i time the mag it has me baffled the throttle on the manifold is broken im going to get it brazed up i cant wait to get it running
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Ok right, now there are numbers on the flywheels, you get the engine on compression stroke and the numbers line up with the boar, turn the engine in running direction then bring the numbers back in line with the boar, from there move the numbers towards the carb, the points should be just on the verg of opening at that point, tighten the mag nut up, then turn the engine until the numbers line up with the cylinder, now the points should be fully open. As for oil there is an adjustbil thing on the left hand side of the engine, you fill the engine until it is just over the big end, and you can do this with the sump plate off, as long as it's over the big end you are safe. It's not like the Andersons with the sump plugs as this one is the very early model. Hope this helps, if not I can do a video for you on how to time the engine.
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I found the numbers i should be able to time it now i know how i will need the rings and plugs before i can time it i hope it runs as good as my A1 petter and my 5/1 cs diesel lister
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Hi evan could you please make a vid on how to time an anderson engine please
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Hi Robert,
I’m no expert but initially I’d suggest you take the cover off the crankcase so you can see the conrod and take the cover off the magneto so you can see the points. Adjust the magneto so that the points open when the piston is at top dead centre – you can fine tune it from there and the timing marks may then make sense.
Check - there may be timing marks on the maggy gears…?
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At 5:36 Pm my anderson started fir the first time in about 10 years all i need to do now is finish the fuel system here is a link to a video of it running

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRxng...eature=mh_lolz
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