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I acquired this neat 4 cylinder gas engine model at the Coolspring Power Museum Show.

In the video below you will see a quick start-up. It's finicky and requires very gentle corrections to the mixture.
There is a learning curve and I am learning that curve.

I don't know the right name but Jeff Connor, an experienced builder, thinks it is a Weichert although I can't find anything on such an engine.

Crazydoug got a V-Twin of similar construction from the same seller.

Below are some pictures and a brief video.
I will make a longer running video as time allows.

Enjoy!

Gil


VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mi_rUm52DE




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Very cool, Gil!
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Working the kinks out of that one ought to keep you busy for a bit!

Nice score Gil!!!
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Update.....

I have been de-kinking it!

Here's a fresh video:

Enjoy!

Gil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psk_xq8XfBE

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Certainly not as "Kinky" as it seemed in the first video!

Think I'd replace that little thumb screw with a larger knurl-headed screw, perhaps even with a tensioner spring, so that it isn't quite so touchy in adjustment.

Looks to be quite the machine you've gotten yourself there Gil!!!
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A really neat engine Gil!

Thanks for sharing the videos.

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Certainly not as "Kinky" as it seemed in the first video!

Think I'd replace that little thumb screw with a larger knurl-headed screw, perhaps even with a tensioner spring, so that it isn't quite so touchy in adjustment.

Looks to be quite the machine you've gotten yourself there Gil!!!
Thanks, Daniel !

Tensioner spring is a good idea. I will leave the little T-handled needle valve where it is and try to fit a small spring.

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A really neat engine Gil!

Thanks for sharing the videos.

Charlie
Thanks, Charlie!

I'm glad you like it.

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Very cool engine, Gil!
 Hope to see it in person someday.
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That's 1 very nice looking 4 cylinder for cycle engine that's a true great find!!!

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Very cool engine, Gil!
 Hope to see it in person someday.
 Scott
Thanks, Scott!

I believe you will see it at Kinzers.

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That's 1 very nice looking 4 cylinder for cycle engine that's a true great find!!!
Thank you very much...!!!