WILL IT RUN? 83 Year old Antique Marine Pump.

l picked up this old engine powered marine/fire pump from an estate sale a while ago and its been sitting on a shelf until now, lets see if it has any life left in it.


  1. Josh Enoch

    Josh Enoch

    19 dagar sedan

    Did you know it has bronze gears in it to handle saltwater 🤯

  2. Bill Sartelle

    Bill Sartelle

    21 dag sedan

    The reason there is no governor is that the engine is throttled against the water pressure load which is supposed to be constant according to the laws of physics. Thar maintains the engine at a fairly constant speed. I want to see the pump internals, water pumps fascinate me.

    • Bill Sartelle

      Bill Sartelle

      21 dag sedan

      The gears are similar to a hydraulic pump, creating high pressure with lower volume, there should be a displaced around the gears to make the gears force the water to a high pressure, lubrication is not necessary as the water pressure matins a water gap between the mesh of the gears.

  3. Edward Mulder

    Edward Mulder

    Månad sedan

    P. Lantion #1

  4. AIO inc.

    AIO inc.

    Månad sedan

    I would love to see that water pump running, we gotta see this engine at it's full potential

  5. Bizzell Custom Works

    Bizzell Custom Works

    Månad sedan

    I think the lever on top of the "muffler" may be a primer, close it to prime out of the bottom, open for run. I could be totally wrong

  6. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller

    2 månader sedan

    He has Knipex adjustable pliers, they are the best. Available in all sizes. That truck looks mid forties maybe. Engine runs well, and it’s priceless when the flywheel comes off!

  7. Ryan Beyea

    Ryan Beyea

    2 månader sedan

    What's up

  8. Ryan Beyea

    Ryan Beyea

    2 månader sedan


  9. R Verro

    R Verro

    2 månader sedan

    It sounded like an alcohol/top fuel engine, at the end.

  10. otherunicorn


    2 månader sedan

    the removed text states: "Caution - do not run this pumper in confined spaces" same as other side

  11. zach wiseman

    zach wiseman

    2 månader sedan

    Could also be from a fire department boat. I work marine construction and we have a old fire boat for a tugboat and it has a similar pump still in it but ours is from the late 80s

    • zach wiseman

      zach wiseman

      2 månader sedan

      Never mind lol looks like you found what it's from.

  12. T Rex

    T Rex

    2 månader sedan

    39:39 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  13. zach wiseman

    zach wiseman

    2 månader sedan

    I am late to seeing this one but all the marine pumps I use have a handle with a disk on the end that you close off the exhaust with to bring the pressure of the pump up to help the priming. The lever over the hole is probably the same idea just from a long time ago.

  14. NastyN8tE


    2 månader sedan

    I'm curious if it would help getting it to run at idle if the exhaust was put back on. The adjustable port on top of the exhaust I'm wondering if that is to add back pressure to the exhaust.

  15. Matthew Murrian

    Matthew Murrian

    2 månader sedan

    Red might just be color coding for damage-control/fire fighting equipment. Ships do things like that (color code the various systems; potable water, waste water, hydraulics, etc.)

  16. northernKaizer


    2 månader sedan

    @Mustie1 there is an attachment you can purchase for just what you do with the drill start and they run about 15 bucks i think for you it would be a worthy addition to your tool kit

  17. Patrick Baitman

    Patrick Baitman

    2 månader sedan

    To be fair, that would make a pretty cool house if you were a mouse.

  18. Fon Hollohan

    Fon Hollohan

    2 månader sedan

    I wonder if you put a modern carb on that thing! if it would help out.

  19. Gordon MacKinnon

    Gordon MacKinnon

    2 månader sedan


  20. Curt Kott

    Curt Kott

    2 månader sedan

    The lever on top is a exhaust primer to prime the pump with water using the exhaust if the motor.

  21. William Medford

    William Medford

    2 månader sedan


  22. marcijunebug


    2 månader sedan

    I'm behind in videos but catching up today and wondered if this had come from the same "loving restored" estate sale! I grabbed an old maytag at a yard sale last week for $20 and felt like I found a pot of gold! lol...man to have the truck That was on!

  23. Andrew K

    Andrew K

    3 månader sedan

    Johnson 2 stoke twin motor

  24. DMorgan


    3 månader sedan

    what a machine

  25. Mark Phillips

    Mark Phillips

    3 månader sedan

    Well I for one I’m going to stop watching these. You never really finish the project and put it to good use or put it back together most of them end up going in the junk keep this one right now you jump from the motor running to some girl on a motorcycle on the back of a truck so I’m out goodbye

    • Mustie1


      3 månader sedan


  26. Paul Frederick

    Paul Frederick

    3 månader sedan

    That's one way to kill mosquitoes.

  27. John C

    John C

    3 månader sedan

    "This" on the top of the exhaust manifold be a decompression valve ? Would the crest on the truck door, US FOREST SERVICE? Plantation ## where the pump is supposed to be located. When I first saw the pump my thought was 'forest fire' the crest/decal on the door kind of reinforced my thought. The equipment display beside the truck would be a deciding factor. Standard 1.5 inch pipe thread could work as hose couplings. Goggle Pacific Marine Supply a lot of companies of the same name, some selling pumps.

  28. Roger Camp

    Roger Camp

    3 månader sedan

    Sounds like a hit or miss engine there at the end

  29. Bozidar Vedda

    Bozidar Vedda

    3 månader sedan

    "She runs clean" as he panes across the smoke filled garage 🤣

  30. george zeroles

    george zeroles

    3 månader sedan

    Hey MUSTIE 1, I just have one question, does your wife complain about the revving of the engines all day and into the night!!! watch your videos all he time, keep them coming! GEORGE ZEROLES, PHOENIX, ARIZONA

  31. william miller

    william miller

    3 månader sedan

    i was watching your farmland tractor engine change you had a problem taking off the crankshaft pully it's a tapered fit the next time you run into this drill a hole through the side of the pully to the crankshaft (not where the key is)) tap and put a zerk fitting into it and pump grease into the fitting the the grease pressure will release the tapered fit this works for ALL stuck tapers sorry i'm 4 years late with this information

  32. David Grey

    David Grey

    3 månader sedan

    It may have been a portable fire pump possibly for a volunteer fire brigade.

  33. william miller

    william miller

    3 månader sedan

    for your water pump just take a water hose and put water into the suction side of the pump and let the discharge run free IMPORTANT dont run thet [pump without water

  34. william miller

    william miller

    3 månader sedan

    go to pacific marine supply for this pump

  35. william miller

    william miller

    3 månader sedan

    pacific marine y water pump has a video of your pump running they kill it by the timing leaver hope thi helps

  36. Terry Raymond

    Terry Raymond

    3 månader sedan

    really neat engine

  37. Terry Raymond

    Terry Raymond

    3 månader sedan

    I had visions of the flywheel coming off LOL

  38. Steven Brimhall

    Steven Brimhall

    3 månader sedan

    I bet it had an option for electric start

  39. jorge fernandez

    jorge fernandez

    3 månader sedan

    That was cool. The flywheel flying off was priceless. I think the reason the exhaust goes through the plate at the bottom of the pump is to keep it from freezing in cold weather. The tab at the top was probably for ease of starting and then you close it off.

  40. David Phillips

    David Phillips

    3 månader sedan


  41. Jigsaw9471


    3 månader sedan

    Brilliant idea with that palm ratchet, even if it didn't work.

  42. justastudent of the world

    justastudent of the world

    3 månader sedan

    Mixer, = Atomizer.

  43. William Isch

    William Isch

    3 månader sedan

    Love this :) I learned alot from you all those Years thanks

  44. Randy Diesel

    Randy Diesel

    3 månader sedan

    that motor sounds so fucking cool when its not loaded with that pump load. Too bad you cant run it like that for long.

  45. Jeff Brooks

    Jeff Brooks

    3 månader sedan

    Yes, the pull start rope.

  46. THEJR1948


    3 månader sedan

    At 25:00, On top of the float there is s spring clip that locates the needle. Remove the clip and the float will come out of the top and the needle will come out from underneath.

  47. haneyoakie14


    3 månader sedan

    Watching you dance when the flywheel unscrewed itself was worth the price of admission. That slow mo at the end was super cool too. Nice work!!

  48. William T. Musil

    William T. Musil

    3 månader sedan


  49. Roberta Preston

    Roberta Preston

    3 månader sedan

    OMG.......... do you hear the birds in the background????????? Stop and smell the roses and listen to the birds........ Go get em Mustie

  50. Ant Destefano

    Ant Destefano

    3 månader sedan

    every sunday i look forward to "hey guys, and hows it going" love the videos man. thank you for sharing

  51. Gee Bram

    Gee Bram

    3 månader sedan

    I think it's wonderful that it runs after all that time. The magneto coils must be of good quality not to have gone bad with just sitting

  52. Rogier Hoogmolen

    Rogier Hoogmolen

    3 månader sedan

    Looks like asbestos gasket material

  53. chris18228


    3 månader sedan

    That’s cool

  54. j2681


    3 månader sedan

    best part, wheel of death 39:38

  55. Eric jones

    Eric jones

    3 månader sedan

    43:00 Who is that?

  56. Maurice Smith

    Maurice Smith

    3 månader sedan


  57. Steve Just Stuff

    Steve Just Stuff

    3 månader sedan

    Navy. Pump used for fighting fires on ships.

  58. Jimbo44CC


    3 månader sedan

    I dont know about anyone else but I would like to see it hooked to the pump and operational.

  59. Danny VanAlstine

    Danny VanAlstine

    3 månader sedan

    love your vedios. i also enjoy getting old engines running. small engines and vehicles, tractors.

  60. D C

    D C

    3 månader sedan

    That's one angry little engine 😂😂😂.

  61. dEXterIA


    3 månader sedan

    I think you can make an adapter for your drill like that ratchet adapter you've used by using a bicycle sprocket . with your horde , you can use a big socket that will fit the outside perimeter of the sprocket that you can connect to your drill ...and the middle part of the sprocket, you can connect an adapter for any socket that you will use to turn the flywheel so once it spans the middle part will just turn freely with the flywheel so it will not kick you when it starts :D

  62. Chuck's Stuff

    Chuck's Stuff

    3 månader sedan

    Open ports on the cylinders are like the old race Harleys.

  63. Patrick Y

    Patrick Y

    3 månader sedan

    I thought those water lines that went over to the exhaust were priming lines at first because the P100 pumps they use in the Coast Guard do that to get suction. Looks like they just cool and muffle the exhaust from what I can tell.

  64. Angus Findlay

    Angus Findlay

    3 månader sedan

    Could the valve on the exhaust manifold be an engine shutoff?

  65. zapro_dk


    3 månader sedan

    Water cooled exhaust?

  66. Blane Cox

    Blane Cox

    3 månader sedan

    I'm amazed at your diagnostic abilities and common sense. It is my hope that if the people at Area 51 get stumped on one of their reverse-engineering projects, they give you a call!

  67. Tim's bits n pieces

    Tim's bits n pieces

    3 månader sedan

    Have you thought that your drill speed might be too fast for the engine when your trying to start it.. ?? A great little fire pump which probably just had slow choke and run. I loved seeing the sparks come out of the chambers at the end in slomo....

  68. Tony Ling

    Tony Ling

    3 månader sedan

    Is there nothing you can't get running Mr. Mustie ?

  69. Matthew Hoffman

    Matthew Hoffman

    3 månader sedan

    I imagine the opening on top of the exhaust manifold is until the motor has warmed up it has a easier way out versus exiting through the bottom through the water

  70. Kevin Auld

    Kevin Auld

    3 månader sedan

    Prity kool love to see it pump water and how that works

  71. 5150mxVW


    3 månader sedan

    39:40 😮! runaway rear dragster tire 😂

  72. tgerm22


    3 månader sedan

    The lever on the top of exhaust when you close it off primes the pump, creates suction

    • John Smith

      John Smith

      3 månader sedan

      Austin 7 engined portable fire pumps in New Zealand had the same arrangement. The engine was cooled by the pumped water, but when the engine was started a valve was opened that pumped exhaust through a venturi at the pump which created a vacuum. This sucked the water up into the pump...you had to time it just right, close the handle and start pumping water to cool the engine... The whole arrangement was usually carried by 4 men to the edge of the water supply.... Start was by crank handle..... I've helped carry one and used it to empty a whole swimming pool.....great fun.

  73. Arne Malmkvist

    Arne Malmkvist

    3 månader sedan

    You are fantastic to fix old stuff , and have them to run 👍

  74. Richad Dulieu

    Richad Dulieu

    3 månader sedan

    My tools to big that's what she said ha ha ha

    • Richad Dulieu

      Richad Dulieu

      3 månader sedan

      About 19 turns I made it

  75. Thomas theriault

    Thomas theriault

    3 månader sedan

    The kid from built officials need your help mustie Do a collab video please

  76. mountain177


    3 månader sedan

    Those hose fittings dont look like national standard. They look like iron pipe.

  77. wazza33racer


    3 månader sedan

    actually......that seems like a quality engine..............I cant think of any other way to see a 2 stroke engine running and firing straight out the actual liner ports............

  78. John Mills

    John Mills

    3 månader sedan

    Tube is for priming the pump. shut off exhaust create a vacuum to draw in water.

  79. jack william

    jack william

    3 månader sedan

    I am going to watch all of your videos, starting from the beginning. See you in a couple of years...

  80. Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson

    3 månader sedan

    Reed valve?

  81. joe mazza

    joe mazza

    3 månader sedan

    I really enjoy watching thank you for the videos

  82. justan idiot

    justan idiot

    3 månader sedan

    ha ha, flywheels got a bit of runout... gone run out the door!

  83. Alex Goldstein

    Alex Goldstein

    3 månader sedan

    Holy Crap its like like a snow machine engine! Listen to that puppy! Wicked cool find.

  84. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man

    3 månader sedan

    It's a duel set up, ports into the water and ejects out if permanently mounted, or it can vent up if used portable

  85. Chris Leech

    Chris Leech

    3 månader sedan

    Bottom exhaust routing perhaps to prevent freezing of pump in cold conditions

  86. Dakota LaBarr

    Dakota LaBarr

    3 månader sedan

    Let the restore process start. Get it to look shiney and new probably sell it for a good grand.

  87. 2H80vids


    3 månader sedan

    That thing seems to be surprisingly powerful. It can probably shift quite a bit of water.👍👌😁

  88. Adventures of s/v Nepenthe

    Adventures of s/v Nepenthe

    3 månader sedan


  89. katmandomo


    3 månader sedan

    Is anybody else disappointed he didn't get into the crankcase? Normally in a two stroke the compression from the downward stroke of the piston is used to supercharge the mix going into the piston, but with this one having two opposing pistons that doesn't seem like it should work unless the crank case is sectioned off on two sides, but I'm not sure how that would be done with only one big opening for the fuel mixer to feed it. Maybe some kind of valve on the crank that only opens one side or the other? Without the supercharging nature of the normal 2 stroke crankcase I don't know how it forces the air/fuel mix into the cylinder and avoids having the exhaust backfeed into the crankcase. It is also remarkable how well preserved this engine is compared to the other.

  90. William Ward

    William Ward

    3 månader sedan

    As a 30+ year fire chief, I knew it was a FF pump, would like to see it completed and pump water, it is a high pressure pump

  91. Donald Brown

    Donald Brown

    3 månader sedan

    awesome! lol

  92. Ed P

    Ed P

    3 månader sedan

    What a tease.....

  93. Michael E Cullimore

    Michael E Cullimore

    3 månader sedan

    Also known as a P60 portable pump.

  94. Michael E Cullimore

    Michael E Cullimore

    3 månader sedan

    Its a Handy Billy used by the USCG and USN in 40s-60s 1-1/2 fire hose, and dewatering pump. The gas can was above the pump and motor inside a tubular frame. With the frame two sailors could carry the unit quickly. The hinged side cover is where the starter cord was stored. The motor is a OMC Johnson. Bearings are roller pins. We had one surplus unit FROM USN BASE Mare Island CA. I've had the engine downtown parade rest and back together made all my own gaskets and it ran well just mixed a little extra oil in the gas.

    • bill barry

      bill barry

      3 månader sedan

      You got that one right. I just Google image Handy Billy and it popped up.

  95. Arlo De Parlo

    Arlo De Parlo

    3 månader sedan

    Your videos are theraputic 😊

  96. William


    3 månader sedan

    Yep yep theres yer trouble

  97. Brian Kemp

    Brian Kemp

    3 månader sedan

    I almost spit out my drink, when the fly wheel grew wings!

  98. William


    3 månader sedan

    Looks like a helluva next bicycle project engine! Racer!

  99. Rogers1949


    3 månader sedan

    Based on the chrome hood ornaments the truck in the picture is a late 40's International KB-5, the early models didn't have the big hood ornaments or the stainless grill pieces just a small badge type emblem on the nose of the hood.

  100. stu gill

    stu gill

    3 månader sedan

    found your channel by accdent loved it but shame you didnt do the pump as well ive subscribed thanks from the uk