Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.

Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion

Temporary gas tank

this thread has 2 replies and has been viewed 1414 times

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014, 01:28:17 PM
Tom Lee Tom Lee is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Monroe, South Dakota
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Temporary gas tank

I recently purchased a 5 hp Economy engine that doesn't have a gas tank.Id like to test start this engine by using a temp gas tank that will be located higher than the carb. Will this work or will gas flood into the carb. I won't have an inline check valve.
Thank you, Tom Lee
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-12-2014, 06:54:48 PM
John Newman, Jr.'s Avatar
John Newman, Jr. John Newman, Jr. is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Posts: 5,301
Thanks: 759
Thanked 3,243 Times in 1,657 Posts
Default Re: Temporary gas tank

These do not have a conventional carburetor. There is no float needle valve to shut off the flow of gas, so if the tank is above the mixer, it will run out and/or flood the engine. Tank needs to be below the mixer and a check valve in the fuel line is pretty much necessary.
John Newman, Jr.
Saint Louis, MO

I Can Probably Fix That
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John Newman, Jr. For This Post:
Old 05-13-2014, 02:22:45 PM
vern0n's Avatar
vern0n vern0n is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Santa Fe, Texas
Posts: 2,960
Thanks: 1,948
Thanked 1,976 Times in 814 Posts
Default Re: Temporary gas tank

I have done it the way your speaking of, but usually ends up flooding them. I used a Freon jug in the base of my 5hp Economy. No one can see it, so why not?
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Nelson Bros. model N temporary ignition? Zira Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 4 12-11-2013 09:20:37 PM
ideas for a temporary setup for upcoming Blizzard AndersonMillTexas Onan Generators 58 02-08-2013 09:00:45 PM
Size NG/Propane line to 7.5JB: temporary w peterson 54 Onan Generators 8 10-29-2008 01:48:59 PM
Temporary lpg hookup for testing (15.0JC) bkahler Onan Generators 17 10-02-2006 10:41:48 PM
Gib Key - temporary fix Paul Spence Antique Engine Archives 4 09-06-2004 01:12:46 AM

Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:00:36 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!

All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277