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Old 04-23-2011, 03:52:08 PM
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Nice work. Your shop looks about as "organized" as mine. I have used plaster of Paris with much success for re-casting babbit bearings. Never on something this large but so long as you wait long enough to let the plaster throughly dry it works well.
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Here are some pictures of the script 15 hp Reid that I found and posted this winter. We bought it from an oil co. before the scrappers got to it. This is going to be my son's first engine. His Great Grandpa (Glenn L. Haught) purchased the engine brand new in 1927 from Reid. It's first location was in Macfarlan, WV and in 1945, the engine was shipped to it's most recent location in Beatrice (Indian Creek), WV. Restoration will begin soon, and I'll post pictures. This will be a fun father/son/grandpa project.


It's been a year. Nothing like waiting til the last minute. We set ourselves a deadline for the September show at Volcano Days in Mountwood Park.
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hey scott. tell your son to polish up my reid badge before volcano days. he'll know what i'm talking about.

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Just a few more pictures on the progress. It's stuck real bad, going to try plan D Dads plan
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Here's "Plan D" - dad's plan: How many excavators does it take to pull a stuck piston out of a Reid. The answer is two. It came out real easy with a little persuasion.
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Scott,

I'm pretty sure I've been to that engine and looked at it. Was it owned by J. Morris / L. Gilbert? Bill Stemple told me that a grandson of the man that originally set the engine got it. Glad you got it, it means a lot more when they have a personal connection.

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I've had great results with whole wheat flower mixed with water to use as a babbit dam. It's cheap and works well. You mix it to the same consistancy as play dough.
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Thanks Walt, never heard tell of that one.

---------- Post added at 09:02 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:39 AM ----------

Jeff, I think that's the same engine. Seems like we made several trips to Grantsville to find Mr. Morris and at the time we didn't know that my wife's family had bought the engine new and had drilled the well. So then we really wanted it bad, since my son's grandpa and great-grandpa worked the well. Finally made the deal and my son's really excited and working hard.
Jeff and Maria: Great to see that 10hp Bessemer made it back in your family. Looks like a nice engine. Don't see them that small very often any more. Hope to see it soon.
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Started building a skid for this 12hp Reid yesterday hope to have it finished by May. Its almost show time.
Here is a few pictures of the 12hp Rh Reid i finished in the spring. It's loaded and ready for Portland
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Got back to work on my Sons 15 hp Script Reid engine that was stuck in the earlier post. We pulled an old boiler tank out of the creek to use for the water tank. This will be the 1st engine that we ever painted (Probably the last) thats how he wants it. I like them greasy. Should have it finished for Volcano Days in a few weeks,
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If you don't know already, the original paint color is comparable to GM Dark Carmine Red - NON Metallic, used on Chevy and GMC pick up trucks 1969 - 1970 vintage.
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Thanks Andrew, I have some Reids that have a trace of paint that looks like GM carmine, But this one was a lot redder. We used a 1969 GM flat interior color and did some tinting. This engine is a newer engine 1927. Had alot of original paint in spots. Looks like the old red lead paint. Wish I hadn't painted it, sons idea. Next will be putting chrome mags on the trailer.
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We're just about finished with my son's 1927 Reid. Going to Volcano Days this weekend for its 1st appearance. This engine has alot of sentimental history for our family. His Great Grandpa bought this one new and drilled the well where it sat for the last 80+ years. What would Grandpa think ??????
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Well, we survived Volcano Days 2011. Had a lot of rain at the beginning of the weekend, had to lock it in 4WD to get in to set up. The rest of the weekend weather turned out great. Saturday she ran good for 12 hours, and didn't skip a beat. Both of my son's grandpa's were there and happy to see the old engine running again. My son was pretty proud of his engine. We even made the local news. Here is a link to the story and video.

http://www.wtap.com/home/headlines/130506848.html
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Nice video of the engine. I saw the Mason's L. Spence at 1:00 -1:04 and a few other engines that I know.
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Got some old iron this week, need to get it home soon.
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Scott,

I think that it is really cool that you were able to get the family engine back in your family. I also think that it is great that it became a Family restoration project. Some of my best memories are those of my Dad and I working on old engines. Thanks for sharing this story with all of us.

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I saw in one of the early posts, that the engine came out of Mcfarlan WV. There must have been quite an oil field out there, as I was told my engine club's Oil City/South Penn came from there too!
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Yes, Macfarlan Creek was a huge oil lease. Probably over a hundred wells in a small area. It was also well known for being "Ritchie Mines", being the only asphalt mine in the U.S. It paved the streets of Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C. It was a booming, wealthy area, in its day- being in the middle of nowhere. The hundred horse pattin compressor engine that Tom Schoolcraft sold a few years back, shown in earlier posts, was also on that lease. There's still a few band wheels and old iron laying around.
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