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Dwayne, Picture number two looks like a winch me out of here to me.

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I got the superior moved into the shop on Saturday and had to start wrenching on it right away. I pulled the covers off of the valves and of course dirt dabbers and mice had been in there. I didn't really want to pull the head because it is so heavy so I made a red neck attachment for the shop vac and sucked up all the dabber nest and rat pills. This is a massive engine, the exhaust valve weighs 5 pounds. I hope to have this beast running in time for my gas-up on April 26th.
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Pictures of the red neck vacuum attachement
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I need to make gaskets for the valve covers as the old copper and asbestos sandwich gasket didn't survive. I have some Armstrong Thermo-Tork TN-9001, will this work for my application?
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Dwayne,

Pictures are encouraging. I predict you will have it running by April.

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Great looking project Dwayne, I am looking forward to seeing it run in April. That gasket material is a latent cure material, meaning it will cure with heat after it is installed. It is rated for 750 F and 2000 PSI tensile, so you will not even come close to approaching those conditions with it just idling along. There is such a small amount of the gasket that would be exposed to the exhaust that I think the worst that could happen would be a small amount of char that would be formed right on the inside rim. That char will protect the rest of the gasket. You will probably never have to worry about that gasket again.
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Thanks Ray. I may be missing something in the fuel mixer. In the thread about the two superiors in one photo you can see a small rod sticking up through the top of the big casting on the mixer. Mine has hole there that is not threaded. I will try to take it apart and get photos today.
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The project is coming right along. Both valves cleaned up nice and have been re-installed. Will work on the side shaft and governor stuff today. I need to know what is missing from the mixer. It seems to be some sort of plunger or float. Can I plug the hole on top and just run this with a diamond valve.
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The project is coming right along. Both valves cleaned up nice and have been re-installed. Will work on the side shaft and governor stuff today. I need to know what is missing from the mixer. It seems to be some sort of plunger or float. Can I plug the hole on top and just run this with a diamond valve.
Dwayne,

There is supposed to be a leather-faced valve that seats on the two narrow faces at the bottom of the hole. Its purpose is to shut off the gas when the engine isn't intaking and to compensate or adjust the mixture as the throttle position changes.
You can probably just run it on the gas cock if you're not powering anything.
There's a 25hp industrial Superior close to me that I can grab a photo of if you want. You would need only to adjust the size to fit your engine.

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Kirk, Thanks for the info. I talked to a guy this morning that thinks he has a few extra mixers. He is going to check for one when it warms up. We had an inch of ice here this morning and they are saying 75 degrees by Sunday.
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Done a little more wrenching on the Superior today. I had to take the rear bearing off the side shaft to clean it so I made some timing marks. After a good cleaning I found the original timing marks and another set some else had put on there. The factory timing marks are out by one tooth. Whoever worked on the engine last left the set screw out of the bearing stop on the side shaft. It had slid up about six inches from the bearing so it was doing no good, I found an inspectors mark under the bottom part of the bearing support. Hope it shows up in the pics.
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The gov. shaft was stuck but I got it free with a little oil and tapping back and forth. There seems to be a lot of end play in the shaft and I see no way to take it out. With the gov. on the engine gravity is holding it down and making the gears meash but with the end play you can pull the shaft up about 1/4 inch. I did not take the gov. completely apart so I may be missing something here. Anyone know how this is supposed to work?
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Got the Superior cranked and running ready for the 11th annual gas-up, come watch it run! Side by side with a 25 horse Fairbanks NB and a 35 horse Krueger Atlas in the background.

Still some maintenance to do on it after a slight water explosion, shortly after this video was taken.

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