Old Stumpy is a 1934 1-1/2 HP John Deere found behind a crib in New Castle, Pa., and sold to a collector in northwest Ohio. In turn, the collector knew I was “in love” with the engine because of its uniqueness, so it now has a home on my engine trailer.
To my surprise, the engine was not stuck, so to prevent problems, I removed the camshaft because at shows people want to check it out.
The engine was certainly “used up,” as can be determined by the wire holding the crank handle and one missing flywheel spoke.
Oh, by the way, the block of wood is a 15-year-old mulberry tree.
Contact Jim White at 7821 Dewberry Lane, Cedar Hill, MO 63016 • (636) 285-2519