Starting a 7 HP Thermoil Diesel


| May/June 1991

  • 7 HP Thermoil Diesel

  • 7 HP Thermoil Diesel


  • 7 HP Thermoil Diesel
  • 7 HP Thermoil Diesel

R.D.#1,Box 224 Drums, PA 18222

The Valley Historical Gas Engine Show in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, was held June 17, 1990. People just enjoy seeing their engines run.

I have had my engine for 14 years and it is one of my favorite engines. It always starts with help of the 4 HP header belted up to the diesel. It sure makes starting a lot less trouble and it works fine. As you can see in the picture, the header is on a slide table and I have my hand on the crank. After one or two explosions I back the belt off and the diesel will run nicely!

My first experience starting this engine was a lot of fun. I didn't know how to turn the throttle wheel to slow speed and it was cold inside my garage when the thermoil started at full throttle. It filled the garage with smoke and the whole cart started to move around on the floor. I was glad to get my hands on the compressor and slow it down. The next start up went smoothly.



The next Valley Historical Gas Engine Show will be June 16, 1991.



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