Monday, October 3, 2016

Tuesday Torque: Gilson Hit-And-Miss

Here's a typical gas engine from the early Twentieth Century like you would have found down on the farm. Power was a game changer, and simple designs were the best for most customers, who had probably not dealt with internal combustion engines before. This one has governor weights on the hub of the flywheel. They act on a latch that catches the pushrod for the exhaust valve, which is held open when the engine is up to speed. These things made life easier, and better, long before electrification.

This brief video is leftover from a trip to Old Threshers in 2013. I scrolled through some of the old folders and found some unprocessed video; not much special, but engines worth looking at.

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