New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Monday, November 29, 2010

NEW WAY - Fuel to Fire

The New Way Motor Company motors were advertised as being capable of running on many fuels. As a  frontier motor they probably had few or no equals especially in freezing winter conditions of the likes of parts of US and Canada. With no water hopper to freeze they made their stamp with virtually no daily maintenance demands.
FUELS to BURN (advertised) :-
  • Gasoline
  • Petrol 
  • Gas
  • Naptha
  • Alcohol
  • Benzine
  • Distillate (Kerosene)
To run on kerosene a New Way (eg Type "C") generally needed to adopt a two tank fuel storage and switching process. Motors  started on petrol/gasoline and once warmed up were switched over and run on kerosene. The process requires that at the end of running all kerosene is used up so that the new start could be done with the carburettor refuelled fully with Petrol. Mixture adjustment at the changeover point was likely required for the motor to run efficiently. Running on kerosene was conditionally qualified by New Way and though promoted, not fully recommended for continuous service (performance etc.) without  a modification kit.

Later motor models eg some series "M" outfits had carburetors specially designed for kerosene. To overcome the problem of kerosene atomisation, where it condenses in cool conditions, in this case, the exhaust was fed to directly heat the carburettor. (petrol start still required)
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