My Dad's Engine

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7945 Devonshire Heights Rd. Hummelstouin, Pennsylvania 17036

This is a Parcell and Weed gas engine, hit and miss type circa 1900, that my dad M. H. 'Dick' Seibert restored and modified in 1980. At that time, he added a side shaft, built a water pump and an open air steam radiator for a cooling system, a fuel pump, a mechanical oiler to oil the piston and cylinder, a throttling governor, and cam operated valves. He also added an ignition system constructed from a segment of a lawn mower flywheel operating off the sideshaft, which makes it a four cycle engine now.

Dad suffered a stroke in 1981, and has since been unable to do things of this nature so, together with his guidance, I try to keep it in repair and running, which puts a smile on his face as he sits there and watches it run.

You can see it operating at local antique engine shows, mainly Rough and Tumble at Kinzers, Pennsylvania.

Dad has been a subscriber for many years and I'm sure he will be surprised and happy when he sees this picture and story. We both enjoy the Gas Engine Magazine very much.