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Hot bulb Marshal stationary engine

There is a large Marshal single cylinder stationary engine at the Westlock Antique Tractor Museum and I'm a member of the vintage tractor and machinery club. I have been wanting to start this engine for a few years now, it was donated to the museum and since then the original owner has passed away and nobody knows how to start this beast.

It a hot bulb engine.
Looks like a lever on the fuel pump for priming I assume.
There is a lever on the side of the head, looks like a decompression lever. [It siezed from sitting... not badly]

I can get pics later... but wondering if anyone here can remember these old marshal engines?
I'm thinking it's about 17 hp ??
Flywheels are about 4' diameter.

Thanks!


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starting is similar to the old lanz bulldog engines ../
the hot bulb [in the head] had to be preheated with [presumably] an old gasoline torch or similar

they would run on pretty much anything with a petrochemical base , lol


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