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That's a Relief to Know, I can't stand the thoughts of Scrapping it/anything.

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I may be able to come up with a set of flywheels a little easier ,no wood splitter needed. I have a Bessemer it has the brass tag marked 20 hp with 68" flywheels. Its setting in the yard waiting for me to build a skid and a water tank. Good thing about a bessemer the wheels come off easy.
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Hate to See Ya disassemble Your Engine like that but I'm Interested. Give Me a Shout....(304)634-7006 I'm settin at a Bridge in Buffalo, NY Waiting for track Time, They should give it to Me around 2:00pm Today 05-09-2010. Of course it may be smaller or Bigger I don't Know till I get the Head off.

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Ive seen 20 hp Bessemers in the woods around Wv, I can't sell you my Flywheels but I know of some near me.
The one I have is to nice to part out it just needs piping and a skid. Hope I can help scott
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Any Help is Appreciated,Really Like to Do something with this Ol Girl. No way I can get it running before My Show in August but I can be Working on it though. Something else I want to find eventually is a clutch, Really like like to belt a engine up to My sawmill at the Show just for fun and cut some smaller logs. I got a 4ft flat belt pulley from an old Wooden rig that was on the Homeplace I might add to the Contraption somewhere....

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been doing some photo research and she looks exactly like a 25 hp i have photos of. the cylinder on the 25 has the added bolts at the base of the cylinder on flywheel end of cylinder

let us know the bore

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Is there anything I need to Know or be Thinking about as far as Removing the head?......like getting the gasket to release/tear/rip easier,or using air or??? to get it off. Just Curious, this is My first Rodeo Guys, You are My Eyes into the Unknown..lol

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just mark the piston for proper orientation. the piston can be rotated and tightend, but needs to be correct for the intake
and exhaust to work properly. also needs to be in the cylinder the proper distance from slide plate. mark the top of the piston rod at the slide on outside of cylinder by the bedplate slide at straight up, and wouldn't hurt to count the threads on the rod at the jamb nut at slide. take lots of photos during dis-assembly. they always come in handy.
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Thanks Rod, You and Skidmore have Given Me a lot to Go on and Think of/about, and I Truly Appreciate it. Can't wait till We get this Motor in this Bridge so I can haul My Carcass back to the Hillbilly and Start gettin that head off. Knowing My luck it'll need some Major Work, but thats Ok, at least it's not in China...

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I'll find your clutch and flywheels, you get the ole girl to free up. I have good luck with PB Blaster, patience and heat. Head gasket material and Rod packing can be found at the end of the toll bridge in parkersburg at a gasket company, can't remember the name of it. around 20.00$
Just remember these old engines are very forgiving; worn rings pitted, cylinder walls. You can still get them to set at a show and run but maybe not drill a well. The valve seems to be the main thing to get right. The last Reid we put together had pitted cylinder walls, pistons were laying on engine house floor etc. Got it started and put used motor oil in the oilers, set to drip a little more than normal. Ran it most of two days and it carboned in any pits in the cylinder walls.
This is just my experience- the more you run them, the better they get.
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