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Old 06-01-18, 04:16 PM   #1
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I have a Blackstone 3 1/2 HP Vertical Kerosene, my problem is finding information on these vertical engines, now I know a lot of collectors have them so someone must at some time rebuilt one and has intimate knowledge of the Blackstone vertical.
Need to know things like where is the oil pump and how to get to it,
If the tell tale oil bar is not moving does this mean the oil pump is not working or is it not set correctly,
What are the positions on the fuel tap, it has up, down, in, out,
How much oil do they hold.
Where is the oil level and oil drain.
and so on.
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Old 12-01-18, 08:13 AM   #2
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you used to be able to download the paper work from the internal fire museum but think you know have to pay or donate shame as you used to be able to get these booklets with simple down load.

i know they have the information for the horizontal hot bulb engine you used to be able to get a copy of the booklet and register but internal fire has taken over this but its 10 for them to have a look, so hopefully somone will have something.

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Thanks for the info, I have paid and tried with Internal fire, they have been looking for information for me for a while now without luck, there is plenty of information out there on horizontal engines and very small amount for vertical petrol but nothing for vertical kerosene.
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Thanks for the info, I have paid and tried with Internal fire, they have been looking for information for me for a while now without luck, there is plenty of information out there on horizontal engines and very small amount for vertical petrol but nothing for vertical kerosene.
It will be interesting to see if anyones has anything on the subject then fingers crossed
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I have this, it is not complete but may help.

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Dave, That is exactly what I have been looking for

If you can find any more pages they would be very useful, that is the first piece of literature I have seen referring to my engine and have some great information.

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you used to be able to download the paper work from the internal fire museum but think you know have to pay or donate shame as you used to be able to get these booklets with simple down load.

i know they have the information for the horizontal hot bulb engine you used to be able to get a copy of the booklet and register but internal fire has taken over this but its 10 for them to have a look, so hopefully somone will have something.
Manuals can still be accessed for free at Internal Fire by either emailing a request or by registering on the site. However if you start downloading lots of manuals than you will be asked to make a small donation, to help fund the service.
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Manuals can still be accessed for free at Internal Fire by either emailing a request or by registering on the site. However if you start downloading lots of manuals than you will be asked to make a small donation, to help fund the service.
didn't think you still could i have not been able to for a long time now and have been regestered for many years
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Manuals can still be accessed for free at Internal Fire by either emailing a request or by registering on the site. However if you start downloading lots of manuals than you will be asked to make a small donation, to help fund the service.
I have requested information Mike but they can't find any, I am led to believe there is not a lot about for this type Blackstone.
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I have begun to dismantle the Blackstone and do a complete referb, one way of finding out how the engine works and how to operate it correctly.
Taken the piston out and found it to have two rings per groove, is this because it is a Kerosene engine ?

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Never seen one quite like this !!
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