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Root and Vandervoort 12 HP Portable Engine Restoration


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Old 12-23-2013, 11:17:47 PM
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He isn't taking her easy, he's supervising.
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I can tell he's supervising by the dirt on him.
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If all goes well, we'll be starting the R&V for the first time this weekend, almost 2 years to the date from when we picked it up on New Years eve December 31, 2011.

If anyone deserves a break, it's Justin. He's been going non-stop on the R&V!!!
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Some pictures from Yesterday. Measured the bore at 7 3/4 inches and the stroke at 12 inches.

Piston with new rings:


Justin poured new bearings for the connecting rod:


Piston back on the connecting rod:
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The R&V prior to putting the piston back in:





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Piston going back into the cylinder:





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Piston is in. We plan to start the R&V for the first time tomorrow!







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Some pictures from today, and maybe a video to follow...

Muffler:




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Fuel pump and lines:
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Head, igniter, and new igniter trip arm:





Carb:



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New oiler tree and oilers installed:





Governor closeups:



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Back on four wheels:







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We brought the 12 HP R&V back from Georgia on 12/31/2011. And today, almost 2 years to the date, it's running again for the first time in who knows how long! I can't say thank you enough to Justin and everyone who played a role in helping get to this point!

The first run (I recommend adjusting the quality to 1080p HD):



A montage of clips from the second run. Found some adjustments we need to make to the fuel pump/lines. But overall, lots of smiles today!

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Y'all gunna have to get Berny involved with that thing.
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Awesome guys! Now I hope to see it at Butterfield...... Great work in a short amount of time.
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Very Nice Job!
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Default Re: Root and Vandervoort 12 HP Portable Engine Restoration

Jeff:

Could you include the links to the videos? For some reason, my iPad doesn't display the YouTube pictures.

If all else fails, I guess I could go in and take a look on my PeeCee but I'm too comfortable here in my Lazy Boy.
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Great Job, that is a super nice engine and I know you're glad to see all the hard work come to life. Thanks for sharing all your pictures and videos, enjoy them a lot.

I hope I get a chance to meet you all at a show sometime and and see it run in person. Hal

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Some pictures from Yesterday. Measured the bore at 7 3/4 inches and the stroke at 12 inches.

Piston with new rings:

Needs more pistons rings
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I wish more manufactureers would have put a ring around the wrist pin. How engines have you seen where the pin walked out and scored the cylinder?
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Elden, here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwobyFFPTd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9usRJwO5PU

Chris, it would be nice to get all the R&Vs together at Butterfield!

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