To the lower 48 US States only! From what I have learned the castings for this engine were made in a limited number by Debolt machine back in the late 80′s to the early 90′s. This is the first one of these that I have found in my past 20 years of building and restoring model hit and miss engines. Should you have any other information on this engine, please pass it along and I will place that info in this ad. Since there is not a lot of information out there on this engine I do not know the actual scale. My best guess is that it is ½ scale. The flywheels are 9 inches in diameter. Including the wooden display stand, the engine stands 25 tall to the top of the gas tank. The engines itself, not including the wooden base is 17 ½ inches tall. Total engine width from the outside edge of the aluminum pulley to the end of the crankshaft is approximately 12 ¾ inches. The wooden base measures 10 ¼ by 17 ¼ inches and is 5 ½ inches tall. This engine weighs around 58 lbs. So to view the video you need to go to YouTube and type the video title in their search box. Perkins Vertical side shaft model Hit and Miss model engine. You are encouraged to ask questions should you have any. Ignition; The spark for this engine is provided by a Make Brake ignition system. This system works by hooking a battery up to a low tension coil. When the contacts inside of the combustion area are closed, the coil is charged. When the contacts open quickly a spark is produced. The included low tension coil appears to be a restored original coil. The attached tag on the coil says; Shaw Electrical Co. Fuel system; This is a gravity fed fuel system with the gas tank mounted above the fuel mixer. There is a check ball that prevents fuel from running out of the tank when the engine is not running. I strongly recommend to drain the fuel out of the tank after running. Over the years I have cleaned out more fuel tanks and fuel mixers/carburetors than you could imagine due to people not draining the tanks dry when they were finished running the engine. I used some canned 4 cycle gas from Home Depot with a slight amount of castor oil added to it for upper cylinder lubrication. You can use pump gas, Naptha or Coleman fuel. Keep in mind that most all pump gas contains at least 10% methanol along with a ton of chemicals that leaves a white crusty buildup (methanol is corrosive to some metal parts, especially aluminum) on everything it is in contact with should it be left in the tank and carb to evaporate over time. The carburetor / fuel-mixer needle adjuster I have set at ½ turn out as I show in the video. Any mixture fine tuning I did by turning the choke plate as shown in the video. When the engine takes in only one gulp of air and it fires, you know you have the mixture set correctly. Anywhere two or more metal parts rub against each other, oil it! Regular 10w 30w automotive oil will work just fine. There are two oil cups for the crank ends and there is a drip oilier for the cylinder. Fill that up with a needle oiler or small tube hooked to a oil can and ople the needle valve a few turns and you should see some oil dripping looking through the sight glass. There is a opening where you can see the crankshaft and connecting rod lower end. There is a oil hole on the crank end of the connecting rod. Don’t be shy on the oil in this area. Also squirt some oil up around the top of the connecting rod at the piston wrist pin. There is a oil drain area in the bottom of the engine so the extra oil will end up down there. The brass valve on the back of the block is for draining out excess oil buildup. NOTE: Like the real full size hit and miss engines, these engines were not designed to run at a high RPM. Running this engine too fast could cause severe damage to the engine and possibly to anyone standing near it. Whats included in the sale; The engine as shown mounted on its display/running stand. The engine has a flat belt pulley custom machines by me, that is crowned in the center. The one way starter bearing that can be mounted in the pulley is included along with the 1/2 drill chuck bit that fits into the bearing. Whats not included; You need to provide your own 12 or 6 volt power supply and wiring to attach your power supply to the terminals as the battery and battery wire shown in the video is not included. I make no guarantee on how this will run for you. You should have some mechanical experience with small engines to get this to run properly. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! The total dry weight of this Perkin’s is about 57lbs. The heavy duty plastic container the engine will be packed up in weight 10lbs. So that is 67lbs without the large amount of packing material that I will be using. I wont be packing this engine till it sells so I can enjoy looking at it a little while longer and have it available for any needed photos or measurements. This is a running handmade gasoline powered scale model engine that comes with no instructions or guarantees what so ever!! Do not stick your finger or other body parts like hair or clothing in a rotating / moving mechanical assembly!! The new owner assumes all responsibilities and liabilities to himself/herself and others with this engine. This is an adult collectible item not to be operated or played with by children. I make no clams to it being safe as it is a antique scale model reproduction of a engine that was produced back in the day when no safety guards, air bags, safety warning labels, ect.. Were attached to dangerous products. I make no claims as to how it will run for you as adjustments most likely will need to be made like fuel mixture or governor settings. By purchasing this item you are stating that you have read my whole ad, you understand it and that you agree with the terms and policy’s stated in this ad. You understand that this is a hand built reproduction of a antique engine that was manufactured back in the day before any built in safety precautions were added to mechanical devices. If you have any questions, please ask before purchasing or making a offer on this engine. I have detailed photos posted. I have a video posted and describe everything to the best of my ability. I encourage asking questions should you have any and I will be more than glad to help. Thank you for looking!! Should you have any questions, please ask. Thank you for looking! The item “Perkins vertical air cooled sideshaft Hit and Miss Model Engine, show quality” is in sale since Thursday, June 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Light Equipment & Tools\Stationary Engines\Engines”. The seller is “bushvideo” and is located in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Model: Perkins
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Hit & Miss
- MPN: Perkin’s Wind Mill Co.
- Brand: Debolt machine castings
- Powered By: Gas