Oiling is another thing I am learning here. This engine is a “total loss oil system” which means oil enters the engine and is “trapped”. It does not recirculate back to the oil tank. It accumulates in the engine. Every so many miles the oil needs to be drained from the crankcase to keep the level under a certain amount. You want to start the day with 4 ounces of oil and adjust the oil “drip” to eight drops per minute. So simple yet so complex. Here’s how you start the day.
No words. Video explains all.
Latest engine has all matching numbers. This a very early engine as 1911 production started with number 9247.
Was able to locate another EX 1911 engine. Even though this is a magneto engine, there are parts my battery engine can use. I REALLY appreciate the heads up from a friend on this one.
First start up since I parked for the winter. Had lots of fine tuning to do. However good to hear it fire up!
Received some phenolic today to machine for my insulators in the ignition system. Not sexy or interesting, but necessary. Next is machining them so I have a good one and some spares.
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Not a biggie, but every step is a step forward. Pinion gear off now I can separate the cases to grab the lower end to rebuild as a spare.
Working on a cylinder getting ready to cut off the damaged base and install a new sleeve/base. We will also have to weld up and machine the intake threads. An experiment so we will see how it goes. I’ll post the “after” results.
I want to thank my major sponsor Cass and Donna Kuzba for supporting my Cannonball run. They operate a first class top notch shop that helps all of us keep our vintage iron on the road. Cass is a long time parts and service EXPERT and will always tell you the truth. To him it’s not about the sale, it’s about honesty and reliable parts. I am proud to call these folks friends and business partners. Check out their website https://deluxehdrestorations.com/
And call them with any questions or parts needs. They are at Davenport and Wauseon each year. Thanks again Cass and Donna!