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Offline moparthug

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small engine question
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:10:09 PM »
Hiya folks, this old go kart engine just showed up and I have no idea of it's age or who made it. The tag is badly worn down, all I can see are the numbers 56844 P21, and that it was made in Grafton WI.  I know it's not any kind of a wrench, but an engine is a tool of sorts, isn't it? :-) And it's running a Tillotson MD6A carb if that helps.
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 03:45:07 PM »
Hello, Moparthug. After reading Wisconsin, Kohler Engines rings a bell/. Regards, Lou
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 04:23:51 PM »
Or maybe   Waukesha .
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 04:31:17 PM »
I  believe that is a POWER PRODUCTS engine. Maybe a model 1000 engine. 2 stroke type. Youtube has lots of info on them. I collect old engines, but don't have any of those.

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Re: small engine question
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 05:19:15 PM »
I  believe that is a POWER PRODUCTS engine. Maybe a model 1000 engine. 2 stroke type. Youtube has lots of info on them. I collect old engines, but don't have any of those.

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i believe mr evil is correct.
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 05:50:46 PM »
It IS a Power Products engine !
Here is one running - https://youtu.be/2fuiLpestiE
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 07:50:24 PM »
That's it! Thanks for the quick help. It seems to in fact be a Power Products model 1000, pre-1957 as that's when they were bought out by Tecumseh, so mid 1950's vintage. And it was never designed for a go-kart (as I was told) but was used for everything from off grid clothes washing machines to water pumps for small gold dredges and a hundred other uses. Now to find a creative use for it.  :grin:
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Re: small engine question
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 09:34:36 PM »
Is it painted, or unfinished? If, by chance it's unfinished aluminum, it will polish up like chrome.
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