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Old 09-28-2011, 07:26:36 AM
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I think you need to get a good needle valve for the gas, should be no way it could run off if your cutting the gas back. Also a good way to slow it down is to use a torch regulator on the bottle.( Another adjustment for choking it down) We have several Reids and can easily get them to turn 8 to 9 strokes before it fires. 40 to 50 RPMs with a hot tube. One other thing to try. as you fine tune the gas needle valve give it more air to lean the mixture down. Keep working on it.
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Ray, 'ifin that valve is for a 30 and can not be used by the Texas boys, I would like to try to own it. Thanks, Jeff
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:17:42 PM
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Jeff I have a set of 30 hp "stuff", transfer valve, Intake assy and governor. I have been saving them because I am looking for a 30 HP for my collection and I have no idea what kind of shape one i might run across. Once I get mine :treed" I will certainly let you know if I have any surplus parts. Yours runs pretty good though, there must not be much wrong with the one you have.
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Yeah for me! I went to work this morning but after about two hours of mopeing around the boss(me) told me to take the day off. I went to the shop and changed the needle valve for one that does not have a bypass and went to work on the Reid. Finaly got it cranked with the air valve open 1 turn and a hair. The fuel valve was 2 1/2 turns. Ran it for about an hour and got it good and hot and started playing with the fuel/air ratio. This is the best this engine has ever ran. If it runs half this good at the show I will be pleased. There is still work to be done on fine tuning the air fuel and timmimg but I can get there from here. I hope Ray can help me Thursday afternoon or Friday on some fine tunning. Took a few photos of the old girl loaded and ready for the road. Got it loaded right as the sun was setting. Wow what a day. I am tired and excited.
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Ray, keep the stuff piled up! I will start looking for a 30 around here! We can put the stuff together and build you one. I do have a spare 25 or 30 cly. Dwayne, looks like everything I told you wont work on yours. Must be turned upside down cause my charge cly is on the other side!! If you are gonna run on a plug you will be much happier if you get it between the cyls. Also are you running a water pump? Looks like your top water line is level across the top and the line dumps in the top of the tank. If so it may run a litte hot because it will not thermosiphon with this set up. It will percolate, just like an old coffe pot, and that may be enough to keep her cool. No matter what our ole buddy Ray says I like a plug better than a hot tube. Also be sure you have some type of "putty" around the spool rods to keep them from sucking air. Also mine seems to run best with the spool in the air side of the intake pushed foward (toward the head) as much as it will go.
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Jeff, you can count on me never throwing anything away! I am ready when you are to build one, but mine will have a hot tube. I saw a guy at Florida start a 25 on a hot tube, he made it look so easy I just gotta have a big dog with a hot tube. The new Olin is hot tube though, that might scratch that itch.

Dwayne, sounds like you got it by the tail now, see you tomorrow. I got my two loaded, would be ready to put the straps on and head that way but SOMEBODY put a fork through one of my trailer tail lights. Now I gotta fix it.

Here is mine just about ready to see some road miles!
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Ray, just can't find good help these days. Y'all be careful and have a good time. Jeff
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They will run slower and a good bit quieter on a plug....but a hot tude is the way to go.

See you folks Friday!
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If you are gonna run on a plug you will be much happier if you get it between the cyls. Also are you running a water pump? Looks like your top water line is level across the top and the line dumps in the top of the tank. If so it may run a litte hot because it will not thermosiphon with this set up. Also be sure you have some type of "putty" around the spool rods to keep them from sucking air. Also mine seems to run best with the spool in the air side of the intake pushed foward (toward the head) as much as it will go.
JH thanks for all the info. I got the bushing and pipe plug today to move the spark plug, may work on that tomorrow at the show grounds. I am not running a water pump. I have pipe extensions that screw in the tees but they are too tall to get under the shed so I had screwed them out. They will be in place for the show and yes the thermosiphon works well once all is attached. My engine does not have any spool valves in it. I plugged all the holes where the rods come through. I ran the engine awhile this afternoon and the cylinder head got to 205 degrees so I shut it down. The thermometer got up to about 160. If the weather is decent in Nov. I may come play with yall in Mississippi.
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Jeff, What is this "putty around the spool rods" that you are talking about? Putty? Do they still move or is this for without a governor?
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Joel, it is off the governor. I use plumbers putty like you use in strainer baskets in the kitchen sink.
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There are five Reids at the show already with more supposed to come. I know by northeast standards that is not very many but we don't have a lot of Reids here in Texas. It should be a great show. Dwayne got his engine running pretty well yesterday, with a little tweaking I think it is going to be a real nice runner.
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hey ray

post some photos if you can. how many atlas are there?

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Here are a few photos of the yellow dog burn at Temple. In number three you can see Ray takin it easy. We had six dogs burning on Ray's trailer and about 8 more on the bed of JR Smith's 1953 Autocar. This was at two different locations on the grounds and I will try to get more organized for next years show.
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post some photos if you can. how many atlas are there?

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Rod, I only counted 3 Atlas/Krueger-Atlas engines there. There was a nice 6hp throttle goverend a 6hp hit n miss and an upright King Bee.

There were 5 Reids plus the club's 40hp late model type C engine. I was too busy having fun to take very many photos. This is probably the best time I have had at an engine show in the last ten years. It was that good.
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A few photos of the Reids. Ray's 12hp, Ray's early 12hp
Bryan's 15hp, Jim's 15hp
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A few more photos of the Reid's. My 25hp, my son and Ray checking out the early 12hp, Jim Waley adjusting the fuel, Steve Weber takin it easy.
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dang, I new i forgot something. No Maytag photos or videos.

I do have a funny though. Not to embarrass Ray, but to set the story up. Ray's Reid on hot tube refused to run. It would pop but not go the second time. He fiddled with most of Friday afternoon and never got it running. Saturday he and Steve cranked on it a while then finally there were four of us pulling on the wheels. Ray and Steve were up front and Bryan and I were on the back. We rolled and pulled for a while until we were all give out. The engine would pop and promise but never did crank. We were standing at the end of the trailer when someone said a cold beer would be good right now so walked over to my cooler and got four silver bullets out that were ice cold. We popped the tops and were enjoying the moment when Steve said "I think there is a rule about not drinking beer around running engines". I was gonna say rules were made to be broken but Ray looked up and said "this engine isn't running. We all laughed and had a really good time. I'm sure Ray's engine cranked and ran fine as soon as he got it home.
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