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Old 10-11-2009, 11:11:21 PM
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Saturday, while at the show, I spotted that Joe had a problem....His 4hp McVicker Gearless engine was also having a problem....I had dug itself a hole and was sinking like the Titanic....Well, You cannot waste a good photo opportunity.... Soon, the problem was fixed and the engine was once again happy on level ground...
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Hi all,

That is one method to set your engine in place when you forgot to bring a block.

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If you've ever tried to lift a 4 Hp McVicker you'll know why it was sinking...
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this is why i use wood blocks under mine so they dont sink
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If you've ever tried to lift a 4 Hp McVicker you'll know why it was sinking...
You are correct. I helped Joe move that engine at another show as well and it settled down into the ground nicely there too, but not this bad....The listing was pretty noticeable.... I think Joe was saying it weighs around 1250 lbs.

The problem was corrected by using 4 boards under the wheels...lifting via a handiman jack. It also seemed to rock less on the boards....
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