Gasoline Engine Instructions
TO GET ENGINE READY TO RUN
Remove the plugs from the holes in the main and connecting rod hearings, clean them Out thoroughly, also any other oil holes that you find.
Fill the grease cups with the sample grease we furnish and screw the tops of the cups down until the grease starts to come out of the bottom. Then put the cups in place on the engine and turn the top down two full turns, which forces the grease into the bearings.
Oil all movable parts thoroughly and turn the flywheels around two or three times to work the grease into the bearings. Oil the valve stems, feed oil to oil hole in cam, also put a few drops on the igniter parts and work these parts by hand to be sure they are free from paint.
Fill water hopper with clean water and the tank in the base with gasoline.
Screw the lubricator into the pipe on top of the water reservoir, fill it with oil. Raise the lever on the top of the lubricator straight up and adjust it so the oil will drop freely. To increase the flow of oil turn the adjusting collar, just under the lever to the right; to decrease the flow turn it to the left.
Before starting engine make sure all pans are properly oiled. Never use steam engine oil; use a good grade (high fire test) gas engine oil. For quantity see page 5.
To adjust the No.63 Automatic Grease Cup see page 7, Figure 4.
FIRST MEETHOD OF STARTING GASOLINE ENGINE
First. Open the needle valve on mixer two full turns to the left, close the air damper, turn on the oil by raising the lever on the lubricator and be sure the oil is dropping properly.
Second. 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.
Third. Turn the flywheels to the right until the detent blade on the governor can be pushed in behind the catch block on the cam rod and hold it there.
Fourth. Apply the starter crank and turn it around to the right rapidly five or six times and then release the detent blade, but continue to turn the flywheel until the engine starts.
Starting cranks furnished with 1 3/4, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 6 and 8 horse power engines only.
Fifth. As soon as engine starts open the air damper, change the spark lever No.403, Pig. 13, to the running position and close the fuel valve slowly until the point is reached where the engine runs with the least number of explosions and without black smoke appearing at the exhaust or a popping sound at the mixer, the latter being caused by an insufficient supply of fuel, and smoke at the exhaust by too much fuel.
METHOD OF STARTING GASOLINE ENGINE ON COMPRESSION
This does not apply to the 1 3/4 or 2½ horse power as no priming cup is furnished on that size.
First. Open the priming cup to relieve compression and turn on the oil by raising the small lever on top of the lubricator.