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Very nice Dave, that burner set sure does work good! Murphy gave a great tutorial like always.
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Dave, great job,beautiful restoration as usual.
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Very nice Dave, that burner set sure dose work good! Murphy gave a great tutorial like always.
You right about Murph Nate. He should do videos on Youtube called "Internal combustion engines for idiots"
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Man oh man, it sure sounds sweet. Very nice work gentlemen!
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Thanks for the video. it was great to see it running, and the note! just the same as Hornsby's, Beautiful!!

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Nice job on the cleanup and restoration. It's a beautiful engine. I know you've had the engine for awhile, but it's a great running addition to your collection. Thanks for posting the video, I'm sure alot of us who couldn't be there to see the start up will enjoy it. You fellas did a great job!

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Hello Buckeye! I'm from Toledo, now out in Mariposa CA outside Yosemite Park... Bob Geyer and I are really MOTIVATED by your great work and a labor of LOVE! Congratulations!!! ZDOC
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Wayne, we were successful. It started easy and is up and running. Here's the uTube video.
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That looked MUCH easier to start than the one at the NEWSM. It looks like it is running slowly. Is the governor actually working? The one at the NEWSM runs at 200 RPM.
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Yes the engine is running on the governor, These engines will not run any other way. If the one at NEWSM is running to fast you need to put a little more weight on the arm opposite the governor or just move what you have out a little bit. Go back to page 2 of my post date 12-7 and you will be able to see the arm with the weight I'm talking about. We were playing around with the speed after the engine warmed up and I would say we were able to vary the speed over a 100 RPM's up or down. In the video its running at maybe 140 to 150RPM. As far as start up, if its all set up right and HOT enough it should start right up. and the biggest question is what kind of fuel are you guys running it??? We arethese on a mixture of Diesel fuel, Kerosine and Gasoline, about 1/3 of each...If you want to come to Coolsprings in June we will show you how to start one of these, or I have a small show here at my place the first weekend in Oct. For those who would like to attend our show, its by pre-register or invitation. We have a great time and there is always lots of good food, we are kind of limited on space so that why we do things the way we do.... Thanks DH
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Hi all, Great news one of the guys that was here at my place when we ran the engine got the first start up on viedo and we got it up today for you all to see. I was not aware that we got the 1st start because the guy that was going to do it, had not got here at the time we started it... so injoy. DH washttp://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=35+hp+de+la+vergne+1st+start& search_type=&aq=f
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Oops, needed to fix my link...
Hi all, Great news one of the guys that was here at my place when we ran the engine got the first start up on viedo and we got it up today for you all to see. I was not aware that we got the 1st start because the guy that was going to do it, had not got here at the time we started it... so injoy.

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Cool!

Now we need to see the pictures of the Klein!
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Just as soon as the weather gets better I'm going to get back on the Klein, but it is still a year or two away from being complete. I do 99% of the work myself and everything on this Klein is big, so things tend to go slow........ DH
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As far as start up, if its all set up right and HOT enough it should start right up. and the biggest question is what kind of fuel are you guys running it??? We arethese on a mixture of Diesel fuel, Kerosine and Gasoline, about 1/3 of each
I believe we just used diesel. Adding a little gasoline would make it a lot easier to start.
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If the one at NEWSM is running to fast you need to put a little more weight on the arm opposite the governor or just move what you have out a little bit. Go back to page 2 of my post date 12-7 and you will be able to see the arm with the weight I'm talking about.
I looked at one of the pictures on the NEWSM WWW site. The weight on ours is not as far out on the rod as yours. Slowing ours down a bit would be a good idea.
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Good luck, maybe some day I'll make it out there to see that one at NEWSM... Do they have a show there ? DH
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Just as soon as the weather gets better I'm going to get back on the Klein,

Is the weather better yet?
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On second thought, you probably should haul it to Coolspring if they're featuring NY built engines. :-)
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