A Murphy From Spain!

By Staff
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1818 Harrison Hutchinson, Kansas 67502

A few years ago, when I acquired this engine, it looked very
neglected. It was very dirty, with no oil filter, gauge or fuel
tank on it. The crank was missing, and the electric starter was
gone.

I made a crank and discovered that was for counter-clock-wise
rotation, which is the opposite of most engines, and by the
camshaft instead of the crankshaft. There was a compression release
for hand-cranking.

After I installed new rings, ground valves, and installed new
rod bearing inserts, I spent several minutes cranking it with no
luck in getting it to fire.

I belted a two cylinder J.D. Luc to it. After several minutes it
started to fire and smoked a few minutes. Then it started firing
and it began running along fine!

I can hand crank it without any trouble now. It is a Murphy, MWM
diesel, made in Spain, with these markings: LKS 11 HP, 1981 molded
on crankcase, 987.1. 1 4378, 04002-025, bore 85mm, stroke 90mm,
1800 r.p.m., oil capacity 1.371, air cooled.

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