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Old 12-15-2013, 08:37:47 PM
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Im posting this thread to compile photos of oilfield engines of all kinds for others to enjoy. Half-breeds, four cycle, Reid, Bessemer, and all others are all welcome!

Include a brief history and maybe some tips along the way if you'd like.
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Not mine exactly but I have ran it for the local club. Does anyone know about operating and adjusting these for propane?
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Anybody?
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This is how my Franklin used to be plumbed up, it ran well with about 4" feeding her. I have changed the air intake around now I use a 2" plug valve to control intake air and this smoothed it out a lot. I also found that if I used some rope packing in the pump chamber gland box to help seal it up that really helped starting and running. http://youtu.be/KW_Bl_IX2TA
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This is how my Franklin used to be plumbed up, it ran well with about 4" feeding her. I have changed the air intake around now I use a 2" plug valve to control intake air and this smoothed it out a lot. I also found that if I used some rope packing in the pump chamber gland box to help seal it up that really helped starting and running. http://youtu.be/KW_Bl_IX2TA
What are you calling a pump chamber gland box????

I thought about the intake, that flap disc is not very good a low loads.

I have already reduced the gas valve and the mag is weak, that is getting rebuilt this winter.

I know it will run better with a good mag.

I hope to give this job to someone else next year.
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Don't know how to get pics on here. send me your email address and I'll mail you pics. of my 1907 left hand REID 15 HP. At Sistersville last summer. Thanks, Bob
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Its Stuckpistons1@gmail.com Ill see if I can post them for you.
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Here is my 10 and 15hp Spang Oilfield Engines on display in Decatur, AL
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[QUOTE=KevinJ;989406]What are you calling a pump chamber gland box????

In your pictures, the one that has the cover that say's Franklin Valveless behind that cover you will find the crosshead and the round rod that goes to the piston. The round rod goes through a gland that has two bolts that hold it in place. take those two nuts off and slide the gland back towards the crosshead, now you can look in that round cavity that the rod is in and there is, at least on my engine two seals. The seals on my engine are 3 piece and have a spring around them that keep them snug around the rod. On my engine there was about a 1/4" of extra space front to back almost room enough for a third seal, also the round cavity the seals are in (gland box) was worn larger than the OD of the seals. I used 3/8" graphite rope packing and made a third seal. Now when I put the glad back on and tighten it, this three seal arrangement snugs down on the rod and seals the pump chamber much better.
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Here's a picture of my 5hp Bessemer
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My 15 Reid.
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What are you calling a pump chamber gland box????

In your pictures, the one that has the cover that say's Franklin Valveless behind that cover you will find the crosshead and the round rod that goes to the piston. The round rod goes through a gland that has two bolts that hold it in place. take those two nuts off and slide the gland back towards the crosshead, now you can look in that round cavity that the rod is in and there is, at least on my engine two seals. The seals on my engine are 3 piece and have a spring around them that keep them snug around the rod. On my engine there was about a 1/4" of extra space front to back almost room enough for a third seal, also the round cavity the seals are in (gland box) was worn larger than the OD of the seals. I used 3/8" graphite rope packing and made a third seal. Now when I put the glad back on and tighten it, this three seal arrangement snugs down on the rod and seals the pump chamber much better.
OK, I get the cross head & rod, but am still confused by "pump"

All this should do is seal the crankcase from the intake/exhaust/piston.

We have not opened that yet. I am waiting for a rebuilt mas as we drop spark sometimes. The engine starts easy enough but does suffer some running issues and we can check the cross head mechanism also.

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Here is one i recovered from the oil field in russell, kansas. It had been off the well for about 25 years and sitting in the pasture, piston stuck hard.
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Here is a 1906 evans at the ottawa, kansas, show
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My FM 20hp Z I have not taken any pictures yet, but I did make a little video last time I ran it.

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Here is a pic of one of our family's oilfield engines.
25hp Superior.
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I finally had a day off and I decided to work on the cooling tank on the 15 Hp. Bessemer. It was a little chilly in the shop as it was zero outside. I ripped 74 one inch slats of well aged red oak and temporarily bungeed them on the TIGGED stainless tank. Just wanted a more authentic look. Boy! What we do on Oilfield Engines for fun. Enuf Said.
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i like the look greg! any photos of your engine with the tank too?
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Here is another view of the Bessemer and tank. Enuf said
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Thats a great idea Greg!
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