Rescuing a 12 HP Olds Engine

12 HP Olds engine lives on after disastrous accident.

Olds Gasoline Engine Crankcase Cover
During an accident, the Olds’ flywheels scraped on the ground when the engine flew off a trailer. Several spokes were broken and needed to be repaired. Note the “Type A No. 7” on the crankcase cover. According to its nameplate, this engine is actually a Type 6A Olds. For some reason, perhaps an earlier accident, the wrong crankcase cover was used. The oiler shown lubricates the connecting rod bearing.
Photo By Bill Vossler