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I tried looking up a Gilson last summer and was quite surprised at how little information was available on them. They built a lot of tractors under their brand and for others. Many Montgomery Wards and Fords were Gilsons. Good luck with it. Paul
 

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I moved this to the Gilson Forum, may get more help here. Here a link to the manual Rick mentioned.
 

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They are tough built units. At least in my area the early Gilson's seem to be much more rare than the Montgomery Ward counterparts. They don't seem to have a big following but I like them. The S14 appears to be in very good condition.
 

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Well, we bought this machine on Saturday.

Got it home and put some motor oil down the spark plug hole so I knew it was "lubed" up.

Let it set overnight then turned it over several times to push the oil in the cylinder out.

Filed and adjusted the points, new sparkplug, a little carb cleaner in the carb, and she fired up! Smoked the garage up bi time....Glad the neighbors didn't call the Fire Department!

Well, I have a video but Photobucket isn't cooperating!
 

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Oil down the plug hole usually results in a big fog! Must have decent compression!
 
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