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Old 11-11-2011, 12:04:23 PM
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Got some old iron this week, need to get it home soon.
Scott, you do know there was engine built and used all over other then Reid's right???. At least the junk mans not getting them......DH
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I'm saving Pattin, Gardner, Bessemer, oilwell supply, Ball, BD tillinghast , Dc& u Northrup and Reids from the junk man. Even found my 1st sideshaft engine. We save them ALL
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Found this 20hp Reid hidden in the brush, looks like it was pulled off the well more than 20 years ago. May have to cut a little firewood to get this one out.
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Rod, Just for you I'll post another picture from the other side, and if your nice I'll show what is setting beside it.
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This is probably one of the most unique Reids you'll ever see. It is missing the top, bottom and front plates; also no weights on the flywheels. It's all #s matching with the exception of the charge side flywheel. Must have been changed at some point. But as luck would have it we found the correct flywheel at another well site on the adjoining property. Almost forgot the the most interesting part: The exhaust is ported out the side, and it still had the old cast tag on the bedplate. Photos of this engine were posted on smokestak 3-20-10 titled Went for a visit. J Burns , J Turnes and H Kellar in the photo. Thank you Jerry Turnes for the information that helped in the purchase of this old engine # 545 built in 1898.
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Here's a few more photos on the removal. We unbolted all the small stuff and took them out in pieces. Check out the old Reid water pump
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Just an update on the progress of old #545. Took apart and cleaned it up a bit. Piston was a little stuck had to give it some persuasion. I'm sure everyone has used a dump truck to pull a piston out once or twice . We changed the flywheel and put the correct unweighted wheel back on. Lots of red paint on this one.
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hey scott

come and get this 15 reid rh out of my yard. cheap. it's in mammas garden
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Any speculation on why the flywheel was taken off? Was it in use at the other site? Nice find, too bad the engine house was destroyed. It too would have made a neat display - there are not too many left that still contain engines. Are the wells still producing? Was the power (if it had one) still there?
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Don't know what the deal was with the wheel, We got another engine in the same area that had the unweighted wheel on the charge side. The wheel I needed to make it correct. Maybe just luck Yes there is a power at the site, it pumped 4 or 5 wells that are still producing. All four engine houses had a power, all Reid and all big ones. The owner is going to scrap them at some point. Would like to save an old engine house someday. I always take the time to look at the workmanship and the materials used to build them. The square nails and the old belting they used for hinges. The lazy bench and the old whiskey bottles in the corner. Can't forget the gallon whitehouse vinegar jug they used for their oil.
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Started building a skid for the old side pipe Reid this weekend. Hope to have it finished for the engines & wheels show at North bend state park May 5. Anyone seen one with the exhaust out the side of the cylinder ???
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Hey Scott is the belt pulley on this Reid supposed to turn free on the crank shaft (it dosent)??

I see you removed the clutch whats the secret to pull the clutch off the crank??
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Steve, Remove the outboard bearing off the shaft. Then there is a large set screw in the center of the clutch hub remove it [the piece with the shoes]. There will be a key about 3"x 1" take it off the shaft, The Big clutch drum runs on the crank shaft, there is a oil plug on the inside of the drum, My need to spray a little PB Blaster.
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1898 Reid #545 made it out of the engine house and to it's 1st show this weekend. Although still in work clothes it's Fairs and Festivals from here on out . 114 years old and still going strong.
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Skidmore,

Great looking engine and I like the tank! I can remember dad having a few of those tanks when I was a kid. Is that original paint on the engine or oil over rust? I think I can see some "red" in the picture.

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Thanks Jeff, Still lots of original red on this one. We spent alot of time trying to save the old red lead paint. These old wooden stave tanks are starting to be just a memory around here, kinda hard to find. We try to save all the artifacts at the well sites.
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thats a great reid even though the exhaust is in wrong place.looking good.
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That's a great looking display Skidmore!
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Reid engine fever has set in again this spring . Pulled this 12hp 1901 #1561 out from the back of the shop last weekend. Been setting for 5-6 years waiting on me. Got the cylinder bored and sleeved,.new rings and the valves dressed up over a year ago. Now it's time to Get r Done.
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