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Vintage Spark Ignition Engine.. NEED HELP!!!!

Old 12-10-2015, 07:54 AM
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Default Vintage Spark Ignition Engine.. NEED HELP!!!!

I have an old spark ignition engine. all that is on it is an indian head, no manufacturer name, no size, it really doesnt say a whole lot. Ive tried looking it up with no avail!! Any help would be appreciated

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Old 12-10-2015, 08:31 AM
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Your engine is a "Mohawk Chief". Displacement is .29 cubic inches. Looks like the ignition points and needle valve are missing. They're very satisfactory runners. Not the very most powerful, but easy starting and steady running.

Dick
Old 12-11-2015, 02:28 AM
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The Mohawk engines were a cheaper range made by OK, as has already been said points and needle valve missing. Not worth much especially in that state.
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thanks!
Old 12-11-2015, 01:31 PM
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The engine is a Mohawk Chief and was made by Herkimer Tool and Hobby Works(OK Cub) located in Mohawk NY. It has .29 cu/in displacement and was available both as an ignition and a glow engine. It was marketed around 1947 to 50 thereabouts. I have two glow versions. The only difference between ignition and glow with these engines is that the glow versions had an anodized aluminum cap over the front part of the crankcase where the ignition components were originally mounted.

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