Here are photos of the POLR i got . It has a sticker on it that reads McChord AFB,which is located south of Tacoma ,Wa.It is right next to Fort Lewis (Army) .With the military base realignment that was done a few years ago,It is now called JBLM,Joint Base Lewis McChord as they lumped them into one. It also has a Military inventory # stenciled on the tank. The seller never tried to start it.
Questions: did the POLR come with the long tiller option also ,like the PO-15 you will see in the next post? I kinda like the long tiller.
I have a US Govt military service manual for the POLR. It shows photos of the rope start procedures, with a rope that wouldn't wrap completely around the pulley. If i was the one to get assigned to start that baby, i would want a longer rope. A friend told me last night that if it backfired,even though it has a compression release, it would hurt your arm, hence the short rope. How long is that rope supposed to be ? Anyone have an original rope with the handle for a photo so i can make a copy?
The steering/grab ring around the motor is brass but is painted green. Is that supposed to be painted? Does anyone have the paint code for the Olive Drab. This is an Air Force motor. It is pretty dark green.Were USN motors battleship grey?
As for the year made, the serial # is 466415 .there is a small short raised pad on the flywheel that has a 1S7 stamped on it. The PO-15's i have ,have nothing on that pad. Is there any list made that has a serial # /year built ?
About now many members have these POLR's ? I would like to talk with one (or more)of them?
For now thats all the questions that come to mind. Thanks ,Jim PSB
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