1/6 Galloway engine

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1/6 Galloway engine

Post by gbritnell » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:19 am

I just recently finished building the 1/6 Galloway engine. Everything was made to print along with the needed corrections.
Now I'm trying to get it running, without much luck. The usual elements are correct, compression, ignition, timing etc.
My first question is:
Has anyone built one of these engines?
Are you using the Lunkenheimer style carb on it?
Did you have to make any changes to the spark port from the igniter cavity into the cylinder?
Is the carburetor extremely sensitive and did you modify the needle any to help it.
I've built and run many engines but this one has me stumped.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 1/6 Galloway engine

Post by JackF » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:02 pm

Sorry, I can't help you solve the start/run problem but I would love to see a pic of your engine. :)


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Re: 1/6 Galloway engine

Post by gbritnell » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi Jack,
Here's several for you. At this point I just finished the build. It still needed the fuel line and the finishing of course. No sense making it look pretty until it runs properly.
galloway bn.jpg
galloway bo.jpg
galloway bp.jpg

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Re: 1/6 Galloway engine

Post by steamin10 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:34 am

Not to be a smart acre here, but treat it like a Briggs, TDC, fuel, timed spark, its gotta do something. A squirt of fuel to prime, is better than a choke, it should at least -pop-.
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Re: 1/6 Galloway engine

Post by Nudge » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 pm

Auy luck yet?

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