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Old 04-07-2016, 08:13:49 PM
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Got the cylinder cleaned up today. Heated up the copper sealing rings to soften them up then installed the valves. Had to heat and drill out a few studs that broke off. Ran a tap in all the holes then new studs. It's going my way now.
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Today cut out new gaskets and installed all the clean out covers . This one has the long ugly 10 bolt top cover. Put the pistons in the cylinder and then bolted it to the bedplate. Water and Gas plumbing is next .
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It's all back together and running , compression was a little low but the more it runs the better it gets. Need to clean it up and find me a Brass nameplate. Check out my homemade Reid chimney.
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I like the choke tube you made for it. After we get our 15 started we thread in a reducing bushing down to 1 inch. I may have to explore your idea.
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You can really dial a Reid in with the two adjustments. Shut the air off with the chock and start turning the acetylene gauge down to 5 or below. Puts the engine under a load and helps with misfiring also make the propane bottle last longer at the shows
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just got my reid 15 hp, home, I need a pic of the oiler tree on main brgs, mine is missing the tree and related oiler and wiper, or brush, I have the part on the con rod. I am guessing that the orig color on reid's are red?, Mine has red paint( old), and green flywheel faces, will post pic this evening, thanks a lot, any info would be great, thanks dave in ark
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David A here is a Picture of my Sons 15 hp Script Reid. It's painted with PPG Lacquer. Dark Carmine it was used on 1976 GM trucks. He wanted all the Bells & whistles on his engine. Check out the oiler tree.
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thank you mr. skidmore, that will get me in right direction
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I have followed this thread from the beginning and I noticed that on all your Reid engines, you remove all the clean out covers. I'm assuming that it is to make sure they are as clean as possible so cooling water will flow properly and also to check for any freeze damage. Is there any other reason? I've never had them off my 15 and was wondering if maybe I should do mine.
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Peter, We always pull the covers off and pressure wash out the acorns, mice nest and mud. A lot of times a cover is cracked or a broken stud and then you got water leaking. Like any rebuild you got to replace all the gaskets.
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Can anyone tell me if Wico Oc Mags were built in both Right and Left hand configurations. They are correct side up on right hand Reid engine but upside down on the Left hand. Check out the photo


Left hand dial is upside down Right hand dial on top easy to access
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On the OC, you should be able to remove the lead out tower and reverse it.
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Can anyone tell me if Wico Oc Mags were built in both Right and Left hand configurations. They are correct side up on right hand Reid engine but upside down on the Left hand. Check out the photo


Left hand dial is upside down Right hand dial on top easy to access
They were made with a crossover shaft that allowed the control to be on the other side via external cogs. Hard to find them though.
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