To remedy the problem, I took the detent arm off the engine and cut a 7/16th inch thread along the thick part of the arm to a point just after the cotter pin hole. I then threaded on a 7/16th nut which (not knowing the technical term) is like a castle! Thanks to Dave Croft who told me this is a Castellated nut. This will allow me to use a cotter or mechanics wire to secure the nut and stop it moving. With this arrangement the spring is now always under some tension meaning the detent has to move much less to trip the mag.
The Ottawa has a lever just under the mag which alters the detent timing by about 5 degrees for each notch. I was told that the first position is for stop (and the mag cannot be tripped in this position). The second position was for run, the third for start and the fourth unused.…
I drilled out the retaining pin in the old conrod and pressed out the journal - actually it was very easy to get out. I then crushed the existing journal metal in the current conrod and removed it. I did this to save the pin because it is cast in place out of bronze. I filed down the pin enough to make it possible to get the new journal in. I opened up the conrod end with a small jimmy bar slightly. I located where the pin would be on the journal, and enlarged the existing hole so it would fit over the existing pin. I then pressed in the journal - right in easy, the pin and hole lined up and click it was home. So far so good. Next I drilled the oil hole (the old one was slightly offset to the hole in the conrod I'd just put it into.…
What a crew!!...after about 7 hours of cussin' and discussin' we FINALLY got the superior out of the power house. From left to right. Chuck and Willy from Turner Wrecker service. Without there help this would not be possiable, and i cannot thank them enuf! There theres my wife Michelle who must have a ton of patience to put up with me and my "Engins". Then there me, Tyler and Mike, Tony ias the one behind the camera. And a very special thanks to Tony and Mike.
The Superior in its shed where it has rested for the last 80 years or so...
The bull wheel the Superior drove.
OK, we finally got the skids loose, all the gas lines out of the way. So as we crossed our fingers we started to winch it out!
Well Shit! The engine isn't wanting to cooperate. This is what happens when to door is too narrow and the engine is trying to come out sideways!!
You can see Willy looking at the problem. And thinking, "Well this is ANOTHER fine mess you have gotten me into".....now what??
We ended up pulling the engine out, along with part of the wall....opps:o)
After about 7 hours we finally have it outside.
We got it up onto Willys truck. Kinda overloaded,,,,we weighed the Superior at a truck stop on the way home...it weighs 8,880 lbs.!!!
The way it looks beside my house....heheheheee....makes a nice yard ornament don't ya think?? After a week or two of removing and cleaning the valve cages the Superior lives again. And as a total suprise to me, it makes hardly any noise at a slow rpm. The neighbors probally can't hear it run.