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Chuck Rhoades            Hernando , MS      

Upshur Farm Engine    10/15/2006

This is my first I.C. engine It is an Upshur farm engine from Strictly IC.

The plans didn't have the latch for the hit and miss so I figured out how they worked and added it myself.

I didn't want to stray too far from the plans. I quickly learned to get the engine running well without the latch , it can cause problems.

I took the engine to a tractor show last week and the engine ran  for about 5 hours. Only the homemade points gave me any trouble. they are made from brass and stainless for the contacts. A little cleaning and they were fine.

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