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A Wisconsin TJD twin.

I pulled it off an old Target concrete saw.
It has a busted rod and unknown damage inside. The crankcase is not busted so I am hoping it can be rebuilt. Crank shaft turns by hand enough to activate the mag.

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It has a 1.4435 about 1-7/16 Dia. PTO shaft measured with a dial caliper rust and all.

It is an all cast iron Crankcase it took me and my son to lift it to where it is now and I believe it is an 18HP. It has an up draft carb, make unknown at this time, lever primed fuel pump and glass fuel strainer/cut off.

Hand cranked from the flywheel shaft with a crank handle. I still have to get a service manual for it I believe it has an oil pump due to the oil line running to/from the governor housing.

Looking forward to getting this one on the bench.
 

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Keep a pictorial of the progress, I'd like to watch as it comes back to life. Wisconsins, a name you equate with high quality and reliability.
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MGM, Welcome --- Looks like a really nifty project there with that Wisconsin. Looks like a lot of work needed, but it should be a really fine spinner once you are done. Would you mind documenting and photographing your progress/rebuild for all to see? Did you come over from the Antique Engine Board? If you have a chance read some of my dilemmas with my Briggs Model A and let me know your thoughts... I would be delighted to hear from you. Again, thanks.

Andy
 

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I have to say those old Wisconsins were awsome motors. My dad used to mess around with them all the time. We had an old,I think 16hp, single on a home made wood splitter, and there was always an old 4cyl or two hanging around the house in some stage of rebuild, waiting for some unknown future project. I still have an old mag from one. It has room for two wires, so I assume it's from a twin.
 

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Andy:

Thanks for the Welcome; you have a great site building here with nice features and user control options.

Argee and Andy:

I will post as I progress through the engine tear down, I need to clear some space in my shed to be able to work on it in the dry. I will be doing that this weekend, I have to decide what I want to toss out.

Ingersoll444:

I know what you mean, I have 2 horizontal shaft Briggs & Stratton’s, one 3 HP the other about 8 HP, then I have a 1987/88 18 HP Briggs & Stratton L head twin vertical shaft (in my old Murray), the Wisconsin TJD 18HP twin, and a Wisconsin VG4D 37HP V-4 (pictured below with its 5 cylinder radial air compressor)

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My smallest engine is a 1986 0.30 CI 2 stroke "OS" heli head for my smaller RC chopper that is no bigger than my hand that runs on alcohol with 17.5% nitro-methane and a synthetic oil mix.

Every one is going to get a going over as my funds allow and all are just sitting around not working or playing at this time.

The only one that is broken to the point it will not turn over is the TJD with a busted rod, the rest just need overhauling and a little TLC to get them back running top notch.

The TJD is the oldest engine I have and if I am not mistaken it was made in 1958.

Now that the home place is paid off and as my hobby cash builds I will be able to get the things I have been putting off done, like these engines and getting my RC choppers back in the air.

An added note::::

The photos are taken in complete nighttime darkness (could not see through the view finder) using only the flash of a Kodak DX3600, 2.2 Megapixel digital camera and docking station at the computer.
 

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Sounds like a fun time for you!

That's a nice testimonial for your camera. Pictures at night are great, they cut down on the background clutter.
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:question: Bob, I am curious about your Air-Compressor. I dont think I have seen one of that type. I just refurbished a 1955 "Le Roi" 4-cyl compressor and sold it a couple months ago. Kinda wish I would have kept it for sand-blasting. That thing put out more air faster than I could use it on anything I will ever own/use.
 

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johnbron

Good morning

It is a Lindsay model 80. With the air outlet valve wide open and with no jack hammer it is designed to move around 73 cubic feet of air per minute at 1750 RPM according to the EPA noise sticker on it, this is not a real real old machine I figure early to mid 70s maybe. It was in full operation in the mid 80s doing "contract" city street work and busting up old concrete on our job sites.

Lindsay no longer makes compressors from what I have read. And this one was replaced with a new Ingersoll Rand not to long ago.

Better let the board go back to older thing.. :pedro: ...Later

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