I moved your photos to the Engine Misc folder.
The governor was not used on the cars.
I would switch to something stronger than just oil to loosen up the
rings. I usually use a 50:50 mix of kerosene and Marvel Mystery oil,
other have said automatic transmission fluid works well.
--- In Crosley_Gang@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Hall" <rustyjunk@...> wrote:
> I posted a few more photos of the three engines i just got. Notice
> the governor on the rusted up engine. Were these governors used on
> cars or did this engine power something else? Worked on the Generator
> today. Fabricated a hand crank first thing this morning. The crank
> worked great. Turned over easily. Way to easily. Zero compression on
> 3 cylinders. The only one with compression was only 50LBs. I poured
> oil in each cyl. but it did not do much. Decided to check the valves
> for stuck or sticking valves. I started taking the valve cover off
> the top when a friend called. He said take the side plate off to get
> to the valves. I pulled the side cover off the froze engine.
> Surprise! just a cover for the water jacket, no valve stems. I did
> not really think there were but just to satisfy him i had to look. I
> have worked on old Willys Jeep engines since 1964 but never really
> even looked at a Crosley engine till now. Really quite different. I
> checked each valve on top the engine. None were even sticking. In
> fact it looks like new inside the valve cover. Apparently the rings
> must be terribly stuck in the piston grooves. I rotated the engine
> around till all pistons were at the halve way point. Then filled the
> cylinders with oil. I'll leave it sit over night and see how it does.
> If that does nor work it will mean tear down time. I never knew how
> different the engine was compared to a L-head jeep engine. Or even an
> F-head engine. I might have to break down and buy a manual just to
> take the engine apart. What a neat little engine! I like the fact
> that i can pick up the whole engine without a lift or hoist. If you
> want to move these photos to another photo album i do not mind. At
> least we are having a great time fooling with the little Crosley
> engine. Steve & Darlene