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Cushman hit and miss motor


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Hello all. My first post here and lots of questions to follow. I have a early Cushman hit and miss motor that is a little bit disassembled but complete I think.
This motor belonged to my dad. He bought it many years ago because he was a Cushman scooter fan as am I. He never got to hear it run or got around to doing anything with it. He passed 2 years ago and I would like to at the very least get it running again. It had been so long since we discussed it I didn't even know if it was complete. I thought it was but I couldn't find the carb which meant it was just a large paper weight. Luckily I just stumbled onto a bucket that had the remaining parts and bits that it was missing.

I have never messed with these motors in particular but i have messed with the later Cushman husky motors affiliated with the scooters. Of course these are a totally different bread.

I'm not sure if this is really my area to be tinkering around with. I will likely never own another hit and miss motor and I'm wondering if it would be best to see if I could find a somewhat local to get it running for me. All of us know that gents knowledgeable enough to work on these are few and far between these days. Maybe it wouldn't be cost effective to even get it running. At any rate I'll need a lot of help to get it running. Whats your thoughts?
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:47:32 AM
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Not a bad looking engine but not a hit and miss.
This engine is throttle governed and will fire every time like the husky engines, just not as fast. The intake manifold should bolt to the top of the carb and the air cleaner pipe should bolt where the intake is in the picture. The cart with the cooling tank is a plus. Looks very doable and really not a hard project. It uses a timer with a battery and one of the model T coils pictured for ignition.
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Default Re: Cushman hit and miss motor

First off, welcome to the Stak! If there is anyone who can help guide you along the way as you work on your engine, it is the fine group people on this forum.

It looks like you've got a 4 HP Cushman model C, or "binder" engine. These are a throttle governed engine, so they fire every 4th stroke and do not "miss". It looks to be fairly complete, but if you do need parts, they shouldn't be too difficult to find as they are a fairly common engine.
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Oh ok. That I did not know. I figured it was a hit and miss I guess because my dad always refered to it as a hit and miss. I wonder if he even knew.
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