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Re: Hit and Miss Engines - what to look for?
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2018, 01:13:20 PM »
We made it out alive :D. We had a good time yesterday. We loaded up pumpkins in Rick's truck and hit the road early stopping by a special needs school along the way that had put out a call for punkins for the kids. We visited with them for a little bit then did the last few miles down to the fairgrounds in Fletcher and wandered in. The show was much smaller this year, a couple of other shows had overlapped on the weekend and it really took a toll but it gave us more time to visit with the folks that were there. It was close, we almost walked out with an old Stover 2 hp but cooler heads prevailed and we continued to look and learn. There was a large Mogul engine hooked to an antique Meadows gristmill making Grits and cornmeal, yup, the same Meadows of sawmill fame. Around Statesville on the way home we were contemplating stopping for chow when I remembered Michelle had thrown a sack in the back, 3 huge slices of banana bread and we were good to go getting back to our trucks downtown at about 9. Gotta love a small town, we had forgotten to unload gear from felling and hauling from one of the trucks from the day before, everything just as we left it. Rick has an older cub that needs parts and we saw a lot of parts there but didn't have a list. I saw a couple of corner chisels but they were in pretty rough shape. I've wanted to pick one up since Grandad's got away from me. We'll see how schedules work but we might make it down to Ederville.
Don, if you can make it down to Ederville let me know.  Jeff and I will be there on Sunday.

A friend of mine has a local show at his place on Saturday morning and early afternoon (Ederville weekend), if you want to make a two day event out of it let me know and Iíll get you an invite to Robertís show.
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Re: Hit and Miss Engines - what to look for?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2018, 09:43:14 PM »
Most ice cream makers I see are run by 1 1/2 hp hit and miss engines.  Seems most prefer John Deere engines, however any brand will work.  As you will see the ice cream parts will be quite expensive.  Lots of repo parts for john Deere and Mccormick engines. 

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Re: Hit and Miss Engines - what to look for?
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 10:02:10 PM »
The big freezers are sure expensive, I think I'll try to run a couple of small ones. I'm thinking of belting from the engine down and back, under the cart and use the underside of the cart rails to bolt pillow blocks to, run a shaft across the underside with a big flatbelt pulley outboard to belt to the engine and do the first stepdown. The clutch could be an idler pulley on that belt. Then have a small pulley centered underneath on that shaft. Then from that pulley run to the rear where there is a similar cross cart shaft with a pulley. Between those I should be able to drop 10:1 or so and be in the right range.

I'm trying to figure out how to come up vertically between freezers and make a quick easy, removable connection with the freezers. The big ones use a lovejoy type connection in 2 pieces. That might be the best way.

I'm not sure yet, might have to take a rain check this time, a friend's home burned.

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Re: Hit and Miss Engines - what to look for?
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2018, 08:39:39 AM »
Pitman arm    Disregard that!  Lost my mind for a minute.

You could have bevel gears on both ends of the vertical shaft if you had a way to easily fasten/unfasten the freezer in position.  Maybe a split block of lignum vitae at the top with a swing bolt and wing nut.  That would be period correct.
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