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Old 03-17-2009, 08:58:15 PM
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Default Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

A boy in school told me about the large one cylinder Wisconsin they took to the scrap. I seen it today but could not get close to it as I had my good clothes on. It is approximately 3 feet tall!. Never saw a single cylinder Wisconsin that large! Anybody have any ideas as to model horse power, age,etc. More detail toward the end of week weather permitting. Thanks for all replies.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

It was probably an AH or an AHH. They were the largest single cylinder Wisconsin engines that were produced, rated at about 9.2 hp. According to asecc.com, the bore and stroke of the engine was 3-5/8 x 4. That was the largest bore and stroke Wisconsin they made (apart from their 4 cylinder models). Following the pattern of Wisconsin engine design, the shroud would have been massive to fit around the rather large flywheel, and the sump would add another extra 6 inches. But those engines ran good and strong. I'm sure that if you got the engine, it would only take a little work to get it put-puttering again. They never wore out, at least according to people I've talked with and my experiences.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

I have an AE I think. This engine would melt down and make 5 or 6 of them. The cylinder is proably 6 inches in diameter. This looks more like a 1 cylinder version of the multicylinder engines found in old Cletracs.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Are you sure it's a Wisconsin? I have a late model New-Way engine that looks just like a giant Wisconsin.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

I have the AHH and it is a real nice engine. They are a heavy beast. The one I have runs great. I have not found anything to belt it to. If you need any help with it let me know. Arlie
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Saw your post, and looked thru my stuff, which doesn't have much on Wisc air cooled, and didn't find any 1Cyl "B" listed...
But did notice that the old water cooled B's, all 4Cyl, went up to 51/2 per some catalogs...
The original B was 41/4 or 43/4, depending on the listing.
The B1 and B2 were apparently 51/4.
The B3 is listed as both 51/4 and 51/2.
There're more, incl BS2 51/4 and BS3 51/2...all these water cooled "B's" seemed to be 61/2 stroke.
I wonder if your "B" might've been some 1Cyl made using some of the old water cooled B's components???
I don't have when Wisc started building AC, but I understand they shut down the water cooled in 1939 or so.
Always fun trying to run down the oddities!!
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Did it look like this? This is an AHH, the AGH & AFH look identical. They all look like a giant AEH (or ADH). They are 29" tall unless they have a gear reduction that hangs down below the mounting feet.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Not even close!. Weather permitting I should know more tomorrow. I have a single cylinder A model.
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Right off i would say AHH becouse the AHH was the largest single cylinder wisconsin made in that era. If it's even bigger then what Zira dimonstraited then it's not a wisconsin.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Pictures of this mystery engine would be an immense help.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

I saw the engine today and it is a model AGH and thre is a reduction unit on it. What can you tell me about this model? I have not checked anything else yet. Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Here are minimal specs for a Wisconsin Model AGH:
3-1/2" Bore x 4" Stroke
8.4 hp @ 2200 rpm
Made from 1941 - 1957
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Default Re: Large Single Cylinder Wisconsin

Thanks for that information. I will need to check if Wisconsin has a parts book and operators manual yet for it. What does it weigh?
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