Carl Knissel Gray Engine

Carl Knissel's Gray 1 1/2 h.p. Model G


Carl Says ~


I have recently picked up a GRAY 1 1/2 hp Model G.
I have not been able to locate the serial number yet.
It's trying to break my arm starting it.
I have good compression, spark, and fuel.
My problem is it fires before top dead center.
You mentioned a timing lever.
( is that the adjustable knob on top by governor?)
My engine is identical to the blue and white one on your web page.
(Hank Czerwick's)

UPDATE~
I found the serial #. It is 6022 !

UPDATE ~
Just thought I would let you know that I got the GRAY running.
I will get a friend of mine to take a digital photo.
The wiper on inside of the cam gear had broken some time in past.
I made another from a piece of brass, but I need to find a pattern or dimension
of an original one. The engine starts and runs, but it fires about 10 or 15 degrees
after top center. Thats why I need an original, so the holes are in the right spot.
I e-mailed a guy with GRAY like mine, but he has not contacted me yet.

Carl, hopefully some one will help you with the deminsions you need.

PHOTOS !



Engine being displayed at Jacktown, PA, Fall 2004



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