Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register.

Logged in members see NO ADVERTISEMENTS!


           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Cox_ba12




           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Pixel

Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Cox Engine of The Month
July-2021
Kim's

"Rusty's RR-1 runs up on the Q-Tee on a beautiful Summer S.M.A.L.L. Day."




PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
Forum Store
CEF Ear Savers
Gallery


           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty

The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Ken Cook Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:44 pm

Here's a example that most are probably not familiar with. This is the "Mighty Thor .29". Not so mighty but it's running which most can't say they've seen. The company that made these also made the "Buzz", 'Genie", "Rogers" and a few others. These engines had their aluminum pistons which ran in a cast aluminum case. The saying was that your fingers will get awfully "Thor" flipping it. I pulled my version out which has horrible compression and gave it a few flips. To my surprise, I got it running relatively quick. I had my after run oil in it to free it at first which offered enough compression to get it running. Nonetheless, a neat part of history.
https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/videos/874343110025315/
Ken Cook
Ken Cook
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 4406
Join date : 2012-03-27
Location : pennsylvania

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  fredvon4 Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:06 am

Very cool, thanks Ken, never seen one run before
fredvon4
fredvon4
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

2021 Supporter

Posts : 3462
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 66
Location : Lampasas Texas

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  NEW222 Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:04 pm

Neat. Sounds like a diesel from what I remember the last time I ran mine. Thanks for the video.
NEW222
NEW222
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3305
Join date : 2011-08-13
Age : 42
Location : oakbank, mb

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  rsv1cox Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:14 pm

Back in the 1940's my Mother had a Thor washing machine, wonder if there was a connection. New technology at the time, no wringer. Had a lever on the front that you had to shift for rinse and spin. Sounded about the same.

Found it on wiki

In the 1940s, Thor introduced the Automagic hybrid washer/dishwasher. The top-loading machine included both a removable clothes washing drum and a dish-washing drum. The Automagic was widely marketed but disappeared from the marketplace soon after its introduction, as many consumers soured on the idea of washing dirty clothing and dishes in the same machine.

Not that one, this one.

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Thor10
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 6419
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  dckrsn Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:43 pm

Yyyyeeeeeeaaaaahhh, Bob. I'm one of those who'd be little soured with the combo washer. My mom was a
R.N. and I think I knew more about hygiene, medicine, e.tc than the grammar school nurse. At least no white
washes before the dishes please.
Jacob, we need a queasy emoji.Embarassed
Bob
P.S. Did that woman have a few ribs removed?
dckrsn
dckrsn
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 2683
Join date : 2010-10-21
Age : 68
Location : Long Island, New York

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  rsv1cox Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:12 pm

@dckrsn wrote:Yyyyeeeeeeaaaaahhh, Bob. I'm one of those who'd be little soured with the combo washer. My mom was a
R.N. and I think I knew more about hygiene, medicine, e.tc than the grammar school nurse. At least no white
washes before the dishes please.
Jacob, we need a queasy emoji.Embarassed
Bob
P.S. Did that woman have a few ribs removed?

She is a skinny little thing isn't she. Smile Marvelous what pen and brush can do.

Found a web site "Products related to the Thor model engine." No washing machines listed. Sad I swear, they both sounded alike.
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 6419
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Cribbs74 Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:06 pm

Just a little info. It appears the “Thor” was produced by the Judson Co. and marketed by GHQ and AHC.

http://www.modelenginenews.org/drj/thor_b.html
Cribbs74
Cribbs74
Moderator

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

2021 Supporter

Posts : 11565
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Tuttle, OK

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Bob A Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:48 pm

It's always unexpected to see a Thor run, but notice it's running glow, which might be a little easier to do. Getting a Thor running on spark ignition is the real hurdle. Those little "wipe" timers were probably the main problem. I once picked up one on which someone else had installed an Ohlsson type timer. It will run up to about 5,500 RPM, but if you try to push it beyond that it overheats and quits. There's just not enough metal and cooling fins on the thing for a.29 size engine.
Bob A
Bob A
New Member
New Member

Posts : 4
Join date : 2019-07-27

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Jason_WI Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:15 am

We still have an old Thor washing machine my great grandma used on the farm. I think it was used as shipping ballast on the Mayflower.

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine 462b8010
           The Mighty Thor Slag engine 5d2a0410
           The Mighty Thor Slag engine B47faa10
           The Mighty Thor Slag engine 46107110
Jason_WI
Jason_WI
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 3089
Join date : 2011-10-09
Age : 46
Location : Neenah, WI

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Ken Cook Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:56 am

Indeed running a Thor on ignition would be a difficult task. Mine is missing the timing mechanism so I opted for a glow plug. This was just a fun experiment. My engine was also missing the rear tank so my son made a aluminum plate. The connecting rod looks like it was made in a cave.
Ken Cook
Ken Cook
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 4406
Join date : 2012-03-27
Location : pennsylvania

Back to top Go down

           The Mighty Thor Slag engine Empty Re: The Mighty Thor Slag engine

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum