Kerosene Engine Instructions
Turn on the oil by raising the lever on the lubricator and adjust it so oil will flow freely. To increase the flow, turn adjusting collar just under the lever to the right; to decrease the flow, turn it to the left.
Drop small quantity of lubricating oil on plunger of fuel pump.
Before starting engine make sure all parts are properly oiled. Never use steam engine oil, use any good grade (high fire test) gas engine or tractor oil.
Under ordinary conditions we recommend that lubricator be set to feed as follows on both kerosene and gasoline engines:
DIRECTIONS FOR STARTING KEROSENE ENGINE 3 TO 14 H.P.
First. Open the fuel valve No. 0153 (page 4) one full turn, after engine is running adjust valve to mark on valve head.
Second. Lift magneto spark lever No. 403, as shown on page 37, Pig. 13, up to starting position. This retards the spark and prevents the engine from kicking.
Third. Apply the starting crank and hold the intake valve open with the left hand, spin the flywheel rapidly five or six turns, release the intake valve but continue to crank the engine. At the same time partly close the air intake in the bottom of fuel reservoir with fingers of left hand until engine starts.
Fourth. As soon as the engine starts push the spark lever No.403 down to running position. This advances the spark.
We do not furnish starting cranks with the 10 or 14 horse power engines. Start these engines off compression, see paragraph below.
TO START ENGINE OFF COMPRESSION
First. Hold the intake valve open with the left hand And turn the flywheel to the right with the right hand until the igniter trips, then stop.
Second. Open the fuel valve No. 403, (page 4) one, full turn, after engine is running adjust valve to mark on valve head.
Third. Lift magneto spark lever No.403, as shown on page 37, Fig. 13, up to starting position. This retards the spark and prevents the engine from kicking.
Fourth. Prime the cylinder by filling the priming cup twice with gasoline. ~n cold weather fill the cup three to four times, turn the flywheels to the right until the crank is on the outer dead center, then close priming cup-
Fifth. Take hold of the spoke in the flywheel at the top with your right hand and put your right foot on a spoke at the bottom. Pull with your hand and push with your foot, giving the wheel a quick turn back toward the cylinder, bringing the piston hack against the compression as hard as possible. Release hold on flywheel with hand and foot and trip magneto with trip wire or with a screw-driver by placing it between the armature No.100 as shown on page 37, and the magneto body and pushing downward.
CAUTION-Be sure to take hand and foot off flywheel before tripping magneto..
Sixth. As soon as the engine starts, shift the spark lever No. 403 to the running position, . This advances spark.