Rare water tank-cooled F&J found in a Wisconsin shed
Tom Winkler’s 1-1/2 HP F and J engine has serial no. 136 and is believed to be the oldest water-cooled version around today.
This illustration from an ad, courtesy of Nick Lozzi, shows F and J designs from the early 1900s. From left is a water-cooled engine with hopper, a genuine oil-cooled engine and a water tank-cooled version. The ad shows at least the existence of water tan
Tom’s engine is unique in many ways. One is that it does not have a mechanical intake valve.