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Old 07-21-2009, 08:41 AM
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Hello. I was hoping someone could help me out and identify or at least give some idead on the type of engine in this model tractor in this video. It certainly runs/revs very slow and the sound is very realistic as compared with the full-size article so it isn't the typical gasoline or glow fuel powered 2 stroke nor a 4 stroke model engine. Nor is it steam powered obviously. I'm thinking it must be a model hit 'n miss engine. Any ideas or even better links to similar models with slow revving engines. What do you guys think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXj7I...487ED&index=60
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:44 AM
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Oh one more thing. If you listen to hit 'n miss engines their sound is more how do I say 'ragged' and uneven than this tractor simply because of the hit 'n miss principle of operation but this engine is more rhythmic and even in operation.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:37 AM
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The engine on the model is no hit&miss, those engines are very distinct, even when powering machines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CebZ_mRCIEQ

I'd say it's a simple open crankcase 2-stroke, like a Loyal cycle engine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwH5_jKTKd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLWZlFFN-q0

Thanks for the post, I just love antique and antique-type engines and machines[8D]
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:11 PM
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Ratxipt, yup I know that tractor didn't sound exactly like a hit 'n miss engine but it also doesn't quite sound like the engine in the last You Tube video you gave a link to. The open crankcase Loyal that you posted a link to doesn't exactly sound like the tractor engine either but it's getting much closer than my guess at a hit 'n miss engine.

What I'm most astonished at is the low idle/running speed of the engine in that model tractor.

By the way, this video link didn't want to work for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwH5_jKTKd

I love antique engines too!

Any one else out there who can help us?
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:16 PM
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Plus that tractor I would guess is maybe 6-8" high so that would make the engine in that tractor about 4-5" in height. And the smaller the engine the harder it is to get a low idle/running speed. Mind you that tractor does look like it has a fairly heavy brass flywheel. Still I wonder...
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:20 AM
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Ah, here goes the corrected link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwH5_jKTKd8
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:01 AM
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Yes, that might be it. The engine sound in your corrected link sounds pretty darn close to the sound of the tractor.
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meowy84 The motor was not converted from anything but rather the entire model is a hand made John Deere made by an artist by the name of Jerry Kieffer from Wisconsin. A buddy of mine hangs out with him and says the tractor is magnificent. Do a search, he has a web site. Check it out his work is amazing.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the info n553302. I'm gonna see if I can find his website. Thanks again.
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