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Le Roi

Milwaukee, Wis.

Model: MH2

Year: 1924

Horsepower: 8

Serial number: 3840

Weight: 370 pounds

Bore: 3-1/8-inch

Stroke: 4-1/2-inch

Flywheel width: 2-1/2 inches

Flywheel diameter: 14 inches

Governing: throttle-governed

Ignition: modified to distributor, originally magneto

Interesting fact: This engine was bought by Ed's father in 1930 from the company that originally paved State Highway 2 across Page and Taylor counties in southwest Iowa in 1928 and 1929. It was used on one of their paving machines.

Owner: Ed Malcom
39 Malcom Lane
Pineville, MO 64856

Lambert

Anderson, Ind.

Model: Type 6A

Year: circa 1897-1903

Horsepower: 4

Serial number: 5903

Weight: 800 pounds

Bore: 5-inch

Stroke: 7-1/2-inch

Flywheel width: 2-1/2 inches

Flywheel diameter: 30 inches

Governing: upright flyball governor

Ignition: low-tension igniter, make and break

Unique features: Articulated governor detent arm, sideshaft and large bow-shaped igniter return spring, headless, gravity feed mechanically metered fuel system.

Interesting fact: This engine was designed by John W. Lambert. Its beginnings come from a patent he was granted in 1895 (no. 534,163), which covered the general layout found in most Lambert hit-and-miss engines.

Owner: Wayne Grenning
4233 Cambria Wilson Road
Lockport, NY 14094

Leader

Elmira, N.Y.

Company: Field Forge Pump Co.

Horsepower: 2-1/2

Serial number: 6778

Weight: 315 pounds

Bore: 4-inch

Stroke: 4-1/2-inch

Flywheel width: 2-1/4 inches

Flywheel diameter: 16 inches

Governing: hit-and-miss

Ignition: spark plug, battery and buzz coil

Owner: Darrell Dwyer
3362 E. Greenlee Road
Tuscon, AZ 85716
oldhitmiss@juno.com

Massey-Harris

Toronto, Ontario

Model: Type 2

Year: 1924

Horsepower: 6

Serial number: 6K1071

Weight: around 400 pounds

Bore: 5-1/4-inch

Stroke: 7-inch

Flywheel width: 2-1/2 inches

Flywheel diameter: 28 inches

Governing: throttle-governed

Ignition: WICO EK

Unique features/Interesting fact: The parts manual shows the carburetor and fuel pump were introduced in 1928 and 1929 respectively. Though Larry bought the engine in pieces with the carburetor, he had to get the fuel pump and accessories copied from an original engine in Canada.

Owner: Larry Mortensen
Weslaco, Texas

Maytag

Newton, Iowa

Model: Upright

Year: 1910-1920

Horsepower: 1/2

Flywheel width: 1-1/4 inches

Flywheel diameter: 10 inches

Ignition: spark plug, battery and buzz coil

Unique feature: These 2-cycle engines run fine in either direction.

Owner: Ernest Champ
10055 E. 550 N.
Peru, IN 46970

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