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Old 12-03-2016, 07:10 PM
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If that's what I think it is, then "how it works" involves black magic, sorcerer's spells, a wizard and secret incantations as well as Di-lithium crystals and anti-matter.
Your on the right track! Three Pentagons and a gaggle of Covens complete it.

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I know why you didn't answer! You just don't want to explain how it works and no , "It's Magic!" won't cut it.

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Old 12-03-2016, 07:11 PM
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Looks like a 2 cycle diesel that only fires when the flywheel rpm gets low enough. Usually water cooled by water in a jacket around the cylinder.
Not a Diesel.

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Old 12-03-2016, 07:13 PM
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That's simply a "johnny popper" isn't it? No cam, the vacuum of the piston going down pulls the valve open?

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Old 12-03-2016, 07:20 PM
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That's simply a "johnny popper" isn't it? No cam, the vacuum of the piston going down pulls the valve open?

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Nope.

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Old 12-03-2016, 07:49 PM
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Could it possibly be steam???
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:52 PM
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Could it possibly be steam???
Nope. This is a internal combustion engine It can be either a 2 cycle or 4 cycle engine.

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Old 12-03-2016, 09:08 PM
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An old hit and Miss motor. it really relies on inertia to keep it running. When the rpm drops the mag is fired one times and the firing of the engine stores the energy in the flywheel to keep in turning. My grandfather used to have an old hit an miss on the farm running and irrigation pump.
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:01 PM
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An old hit and Miss motor. it really relies on inertia to keep it running. When the rpm drops the mag is fired one times and the firing of the engine stores the energy in the flywheel to keep in turning. My grandfather used to have an old hit an miss on the farm running and irrigation pump.
Nope. No magneto. No points. No spark plug. But it could have a spark plug in conjunction with a vibrating coil. But it doesn't need one.

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Old 12-03-2016, 10:41 PM
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Nope. No magneto. No points. No spark plug. But it could have a spark plug in conjunction with a vibrating coil. But it doesn't need one.

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It must be some kind of a weird diesel.
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:40 AM
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Nope. No magneto. No points. No spark plug. But it could have a spark plug in conjunction with a vibrating coil. But it doesn't need one.

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Old 12-04-2016, 07:35 AM
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An old hit and Miss motor. it really relies on inertia to keep it running. When the rpm drops the mag is fired one times and the firing of the engine stores the energy in the flywheel to keep in turning. My grandfather used to have an old hit an miss on the farm running and irrigation pump.
It sure reminds me of a hit and miss but it's firing too consistently. Grandpa had a big hit and miss powering his sorghum mill. I have a small jar of sorghum syrup my Grandpa made years ago, he died in 1979 but he had sold out his farm in 1974 and it had been quite a while before that when he made his last batch of syrup. My oldest Uncle got the hit and miss engine along with Grandpa's Ford Golden Jubilee tractor. I suppose my Cousin got them when my Uncle died and he has since sold my Uncle's little 60 acre farm so I'm betting all that stuff is gone which kind of irritates my Brother and I since we feel that we should have had a chance to buy them.
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It sure reminds me of a hit and miss but it's firing too consistently. Grandpa had a big hit and miss powering his sorghum mill. I have a small jar of sorghum syrup my Grandpa made years ago, he died in 1979 but he had sold out his farm in 1974 and it had been quite a while before that when he made his last batch of syrup. My oldest Uncle got the hit and miss engine along with Grandpa's Ford Golden Jubilee tractor. I suppose my Cousin got them when my Uncle died and he has since sold my Uncle's little 60 acre farm so I'm betting all that stuff is gone which kind of irritates my Brother and I since we feel that we should have had a chance to buy them.

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It must be some kind of a weird diesel.
Nope not a diesel ________but it can be.

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Old 12-04-2016, 08:22 AM
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Could it possibly be steam???
Not steam either.


This engine will run on about anything combustible.

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