- published: 29 Mar 2013
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1919 5HP Hit and Miss Economy engine Sold by Sears and Roebuck and made by Hercules and owned by my good friend L.D. Johnson. This motor was stuck and not running when Mr Johnson got it and he had to knock the piston out with a timber and refurbish it to make it run. Notice that a model T Ford coil is being used for the spark. It is so neat to see a 94 year old engine come to life and start running again.
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Great running unworn engine on original cart.
This is my little hit & miss engine I restored. It's been my first one. I thought I'd take a break from restoring tractors and give one of these a shot. I would like to restore a large one someday soon
Here is a little hit and miss engine starting and running. It is running a bit fast; I could slow it down by changing the governor spring.
Big engines can be difficult to start because of the need to pull the engine throughout compression. On method used to make starting easier is to reverse bump the engine against compression. The engine will back fire and send the flywheels the correct direction and start.
My economy engine with bended cranckshafts...
This is a 1920sh hit and miss engine attached to a modern generator. Plugged into the generator are a couple of heaters to provide a "load". The video starts with the engine at full load, 450 rpm, "hitting" all the time. The water is boiling in the hopper to cool the engine. As the load is removed it starts to "miss" so it won't go too fast. I then manually fire the ignition to get it to run real slow. It would run even slower without the generator attached!
I just purchased this engine today from a good hearted person. Hard starting needs magneto work but a good find. THANKS AL!!