I'm A Newbie So Please be Gentle

My son was given an old 1977 Miller Big 20 300 Amp welder with a 4cylinder
Continental F163 motor. It was given to us because it had been sitting for
a couple of years and nobody could get it running.
I put a set of points in it and rebuilt the carburetor and it starts first
turn and runs like watch at a steady 1800RPM. I guess we where lucky
because when it started up I found that the exhaust intake manifold was full
of water because the exhaust pipe was rusted through at the manifold .
After it ran for about 20 minutes the fresh oil started to foam, so I shut
it down and did a pressure test etc. but found no water leaks. I'm not
finding water in the oil now so all I can conclude is that rain water got
into the crankcase through the exhaust manifold leak
I have tried selling the unit because the welder still works great but from
what we have been told welder assy. parts are hard to find and the newer
units are much smaller and fuel efficient.
I'm toying with removing the welder unit and keeping the motor for use with
a generator/hydraulic pump etc., so if anyone out there has any opinions on
the economics or practicallity of saving the engine for other uses it would
be appreciated.
I'm also very interested in learning about small single cylinder 2 and 4
strock diesel engines. If anyone out there can help me source some real
good beginner books/web sites etc. on the subject it would be very much
appreciated. I woudls also like some expert advise on what models of deisel
would be best to learn on.
Sorry for such a long post but I was really excited to find this newsgroup
and I have so many unanswered question.
Thanks in advance
Zack
Ontario,Canada
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Zack
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Hi Zack,
Something odd there. This post has a date on it of 30th of August, but it has only just appeared in my window.
Anyway, welcome to our friendly little corner of the world where grown men have Iron Toys and rusty iron is called Friend. ;o))
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a free frontal lobotomy!
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J K Siddorn
Probably has the wrong date on his computer calender.
Zack: Where in Ontario are you? There is a private warm fog show in Calabogie this weekend. I don't think I can make it, but if you are close it will be Dr. Bill Burwell's last. Insurance and amount of work is getting too much for him.
See this!
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I don't know because I have never been, but there will likely be stationary engines there too.
Dan
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Dan Gates

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