HOW TO BUILD A THREE-HORSEPOWER LAUNCH ENGINE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
||Introductory: Horsepower of the
engine. Boat to which it is suited. Reasons for the principle
features of the design. Method of designating the parts.
||The Cylinder: Explanation of Plate A.
||The Piston and Cylinder Head:
Explanation of Plate B.
||The Crankcase: Explanation of Plates C
and D, including the crankcase cover, the bushings, and the oil-pipe
||The Connecting Rod: Explanation of
||The Crankshaft and the Flywheel:
Explanation of Plate F, including the balance weights.
||The Valve Box and the Valves:
Explanation of Plate G.
||The Pump and the Cam Shaft: A sheet of
small parts, which includes also the cam, the thrust rod and the pump
eccentric, all on plate H.
||The Igniter: Explanation of Plate K,
which includes all the igniter mechanism and also the reducing gears.
||The Vaporizer: Explanation of Plate L.
||The Screw Propeller: Explanation of
Plate M, with instructions for laying out the pattern for one blade and
casting a three-blade propeller from the pattern.
||Accessories: Explanation of Plate N,
including the muffler, the propeller nut, the outboard bearing, the
stuffing box for the propeller shaft and the starting crank.
||Erecting: Explanation of the Erecting
Sheet, showing how to assemble the various parts of the engine, how to get
the various parts in line, how the set the valves and the igniter, and how
to put the engine in running order.
||Testing: How to connect the engine up
for a shop test in order to see that the various parts work together in
harmony. How to load the engine for continuous running. How to
find a ground in the igniter circuit. How to start the engine.
How to test the pump. How to regulate the engine.
||Installation: Explanation of the
Installation Sheet. Location of the engine and its accessories in
the boat. How to make the foundation. Connecting up the
gasoline tank. Connecting up the pump. Fitting up the exhaust
pipe and the muffler. The ignition circuits. Fitting up the
||The Piston and Cylinder Head
||Base or Crankcase
||The Crankcase Cover, Bushing and Oil-pipe
||The Connecting Rod
||The Crankshaft, Flywheel, and Balance Weights
||The Valve Box and the Valves
||The Pump and the Cam Shaft
||The Igniter and the Reducing Gears
||The Screw Propeller
||Accessories: Muffler, Propeller Nut, Stuffing
Box, Outboard Bearing and Starting Crank