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Old 08-18-2016, 06:59 PM
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1939 Maytag 72 motor

I bought this a few years at an old engine/tractor show. It starts and runs but has very weak spark... I suspect that it could need a new coil.
I am thinking of restoring it, and need recommendations of paint to use... I would like to use rattle can paint if possible, but I am concerned that the paint might not hold up well if exposed to heat and fuel mixture. Black or green would be factory correct colors. Primer first? Recommendations?

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Old 08-18-2016, 07:05 PM
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I'd check an auto parts store and see what colors they have of Engine Enamel rattle cans....That stuff ought to be designed for the job.
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:14 PM
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"Honey , i cant do the laundry today, the Maytag ran out of gas." Wonder how well that went over??

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Old 08-18-2016, 11:49 PM
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cleaning the points often helps, and if there is a capacitor or condensor , replace that. That might improve the spark. A bar near me has a motorbike hanging over the bar that was a kit , powered by a 2 cyl maytag engine. A popular use for the engines after farms got electricity, I bet.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:02 PM
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I have the model 92, got it off ebay three years ago. I fired it up again last fall, and I had to clean the carburetor and it ran perfectly.
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Washing machine motor, gas powered. Interesting and neat bit of machinery and history.
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