Folks, I just drug in a Joy Brand 150 cfm compressor with a 169 c.i. 4 cylinder I.H. engine, as far as I can puzzle out the same as a Scout 800 engine. Other than blowing out the dust and critter nests, I haven't started in on it, but am sure I will be into the motor some. The distributor (It has a factory I.H. electronic ignition module) was removed years ago, but I found it laying in one of the toolboxes, so there is hope. The fuel pump was disconnected,and there are a couple of obvious hot wire attempts at bypassing the ignition. It appears that someone inflicted a brief, chaotic,furious,and unsuccessful troubleshooting attempt, then gave up. Questions:
Should I just buy a Scout service manual, or try to find specific industrial engine specs?
Did I.H use the same nomenclature for this as the tractor engines, as in C169?
I don't suppose any of you would have any Joy G150S service data I could purchase???? (hey, a guy can dream,....)
Any favored vendors for 169 engine parts?
Any tips specific to this engine that has been dormant for decades?
Thanks for any and all help. Jeff