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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:53 pm

I think I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again; I restore antique machinery as both a hobby and self-employment.

Just got my latest project finished for a local museum. It's an antique Lauson engine off of an orchard sprayer.

I've had it painted for a while. I was just waiting for new rings and valves.

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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:57 pm

Wow man, that's talent and dedication right there! Props.
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Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:16 pm

Jeez, there's not much I can add apart from props. Very nicely done.

You must either have a lot of practice, or just seriously awesome skills. Or both.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:23 pm

Nice! Is it just an aesthetic restoration or have you run it? In the latter case, video please :)
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Unread postAuthor: Jimmy K » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:42 pm

Thanks for the positive replies.

I have not run it since I painted it. I put a clear coat on it that is not too tolerant of heat, so I am going to advise the museum that they not run it either.

Here is a video (a few years old) of the engine running before the restoration though:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTRnZqKrJcY[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:03 pm

Since SpudMonster isn't here, I'll post in his stead.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:09 pm

Sweet, always nice to see an old engine doing what it was designed to do :)
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:46 am

i have 26 years old puch-vz50 moped engine and it works every time i need to go get some drill bits :D
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