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Old 01-29-2012, 09:15:22 PM
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Hi All,
I am just starting to restore my stationary 6HP Associated engine. It is a throttle governed engine. I have a question regarding the opening in the top of the hopper - I looks to me like it may of been cut out and widened? It does not 'roll' down into the opening like the other Associated engines that I have or have seen. As you can see it is an older restoration and I was thinking that it may have been cut to access the hopper bolts easier. Seems a shame and I would like to get a replacement hopper if anyone has one out there? See the pics attached. What do you think??
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Definately looks cut out for what reason. I have three of these engines and they have been poping up all over the world..
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Default Re: 6HP Associated restoration

There's a whole bunch over here


Sure does look like your hopper has been cut out rather brutally. I'm not sure where you would find a replacement but having said that we have a 2 1/4 hopper sitting on our bench at home so somebody out there may well have one. Maybe you could fabricate the missing part back in again its not hugely complicated?

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Thanks for the replies, So far replacement hoppers are not jumping out of the woodwork at me! I am considering the option of replacing the cut out section with appropriate diameter rolled sections and brazing them in. The engine is to be fully painted anyway due to its current state so this would hide any repair.
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Default Re: 6HP Associated restoration

There was one 6 Mule once on Enginads which was a tank cooled heavily modified for the oil fields. It had a big plate over the block and pipework through the drain. All kinds of lubricators on it, new HT ignition and stuff, it was mighty impressive. If you appreciated it in the right eye if you were looking for a purists Associated it was a nail but I liked it as it was.

Did you contact Bill Graves on your enquiries he might help you? If you could find someone who has broken a 6 Mule you would think they would have a hopper, I guess they generally stay on the block. When you think about it I bet there is a few somewhere even if they are attached to frost damaged blocks with ruined bores.

I agree with you though a good repair will do the job as well if not better and that way you keep the part of the hopper that is original. Joe
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