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It has a half a gear machined on the back side of the round mounting, and what is missing. Just for the record the serial number is C15017 and I believe that was brought to western Canada from our east coast, PEI or Nova Scotia. I feel it fiting that I should give it my best to see that it will run a least one more time. After doing a search on this site I am amazed on what little info is listed on such a large supplier of these engines. The only item that is a problem is what is the little brass leaver that is attached to the block that secures the push rod for the igniter for. Keith Keith & Bob Thanks, but I do know all about Harry`s & the other guy`s, Harry`s has a few posting on the marine, but nothing on the type engine that I`m working on.I really need to have someone explane the perpose of the brass leaver with a half gear machined on one side.jb, No rush on the details,this engine will take up a lot of time this comming winter.Just an other thought acurred to me that the notches that appear to be ahalf gear, may be an indicater of a sort.Jim Image Re-sizing: I've seen a lot of posts here with complaints regarding having to re-size images before posting them. This the only site that gives me the problem of having to size the imeges.Fine and dandy, but there is a free image viewing program that I have been using for over 10 years that makes this a snap. Robert, The flywheel appears to be differant from the one I have as your has what looks like the remains of a crank handel on the face rim.I`ll find out more when I run the engine, and that will be the other story. The knob on the bottom of the threaded piece that go`s through the clamp bracket is what I broke on mine trying to worry it out.From the photos I can see that I will have to make a new one as mine will be to short.
These were used as starting engine for the larger engines. Now I need a riveted air tank to complete the starting set up. There was a painted one that just sold for like $ 1200 on Ebay.I may have to send my photos to my home system to see what I can do with them.