Lightning Strikes Twice in Trinity

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What is the likelihood of the same person finding not one, but two very old, rare, square pushrod Stover gas engines in the same geographical area within 37 serial numbers of each other?

The one I bought from my friend Ron Martin in Weaverville, Calif., 18 years ago, is serial no. 894, as shown on the original heavy brass tag and stamped on the top of the head. The other is Ron’s very nice engine, serial no. 857, shown on the cover of the July 2005 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Excerpted from the July 2006 issue of Gas Engine Magazine. Subscribe today to read the full article and more!