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Small Engines

January 9, 2020

STATE FAIR ENTRY: One exhibit from each level.

Level 1 Crank It Up! BU-8186; Level 2 Warm It Up! BU-8187; Level 3 Tune It Up! BU-8188. Turn in completed record sheet and required manual activities with project (record sheet included in manual). Manual will be read by project judge.

In this project, members learn about small engines-engine types & parts, tools, diagnostic tools, safety, how engines work, and small engine careers. Working with a project leader and/or mentor, members will have the opportunity to tear down and rebuild an engine.

 

Exhibit Introduction

Note: The following poster/display requirements and small engine display requirements apply to exhibits for all three levels.

  

Poster Requirements:

Actual Engine Display:

Display Board Requirements:

Size 22" x 28" Mounted on stiff backing foamboard, thin plywood, peg board or very stiff cardboard Displayed horizontally. Covered in plastic 4-H Member identification card; i.e., name, club, county, and level

The actual small engine may be displayed. It must be mounted on a stable base no large than 30" x 30". For safety reasons, all fluids (fuel and oil) must be removed. Note: It is strongly suggested that a notebook with details and pictures of what was done to the engine accompany the display

No more than 36” wide x 36” deep and free standing 3-dimensional display All items to be securely fastened 4-H member’s exhibit card to be secured in lower right hand corner

 

PROJECT GUIDELINES

  1. Need safety glasses.
  2. All Levels: Turn in completed manual with your project. Complete 7 activities each year from the    ‘Required and Optional Activities’ listed on page 5 in the manual. Write dates completed on charts on     page 5 and/or page 5. No separate record sheet.
  3. Exhibit a poster or educational display board on a topic listed below, displayed horizontally, 22” x 28. See pages 13 and 14 for poster requirements.- OR - An actual small engine may be displayed. It must be mounted on a stable base no larger than 30”x 30”.
  4. For safety reasons, all fluids (fuel and oil) must be removed. A notebook with details and pictures of what was done to the engine should accompany engine.

 

DISPLAY BOARD REQUIREMENTS:

 

Level 1 (Grades 3, 4, & 5)

Suggested Fair Exhibit Guidelines

Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:

 

Level 2 (Grades 6, 7, & 8)

Suggested Fair Exhibit Guidelines

Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:

 

 

 

Level 3 (Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12)

Suggested Fair Exhibit Guidelines

Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:

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