IH LV-549 Engine Help

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  1. Oliver138

    Oliver138 Farmall Cub

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    Those are some big trees! I would be happy to mill them for you (once I get this thing running) but shipping from CA to PA may not be very economical.... haha. You need to get yourself an Alaskan mill for that saw - then you could mill what you want.
     
  2. Big Ed

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    Yeah, a little far..... I was looking at Norwood sawmills a while back, not at the top of my priority list now though. I like your setup.
     
  3. Oliver138

    Oliver138 Farmall Cub

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    Hey guys,

    @Greg R - I think I jumped to conclusions on the compressed air you asked about... After @Big Ed pointed out that the air regulator at the operator's location may be for something else, I did some closer inspection. It appears that the original air breaks may have been converted to a throttle control. The air line running to the operator and back taps into the component shown in the picture below which connects to the throttle lever. I originally assumed that the throttle was controlled by the lever positioned at the bottom of the picture with the black handle - but according to a manual on the carburetor, this is controlling the choke (oops!).

    What do you guys think? Have you seen anything like this before?

    Thanks!

    Sawmill 5 - 2018 (Throttle Control).jpg
     
  4. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    What part of Pa are you in,Iam by Pittsburgh airport
     
  5. Oliver138

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    It looks like I am right down the road, Jeff. We share the same city address. Real small world, huh?!
     
  6. Greg R

    Greg R Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Pneumatic control, or rather a pneumatic throttle positioner. Pretty cool, especially if the engine has a governed carburetor. I've seen lots of those diaphragm style pneumatic positioners over the years on valves, (steam, air , water), damper controls, fuel oil, boilers, HVAC, process control, etc. The thing to figure out is if it is automated to sustain RPM under load/ no load which would need some sort of feedback from say a tachometer or a governor similar to a farm tractor. Or it might just be just a blind setting and let the engine roll where it will.
     
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    you should pre oil it first, before trying to turn it over
     
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    I don't know about napa where you are, but most here understand that you don't allways have a make and model. Take the wire in and explain it's for a stationary motor. They should be able to look at what they have and find one.

    Here's a useful site as well... https://www.napaecatalog.com/erack.php
     
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Message me,I would like to see it,and probably help with it.
     

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