23941 Strange Creek Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Sometime last year I purchased a rusty but free New Way engine. The first time I showed it to a friend he said, 'Now remember, turn that flywheel towards the cylinder when you start it.'
Bill Mort's New Way was a sight for sore eyes. (See Reflections, August 1990 GEM, page 3, #25/8/7.) I had been waiting for someone to come up with one like mine. The top of the cylinder is flat. The ones I have seen have rounded outside edges of the head end of the cylinder. The only difference is that mine has a straight tube with butterfly for a carburetor. It works great.
I was like Bill this past year wondering, 'What is the HP?' I had no fan or bracket on mine, but I have made one thanks to my friend Ken Byers who has a machine shop and experience.
Another friend in our club, Bob Brown, sent me a copy of my series 'J' instructions and parts list. I noticed during cleaning of the engine that each part had two letters and two numbers on it. I checked the parts list and they matched the part numbers. That was great until I found that the different HPs listed had the same part numbers. Wrong. When I checked the cylinder part numbers they were all different. That was great. Mine is a 2? HP.
Here is the information:
1 HP ZC39; 11/2 HP NC 39; 2 HP DC 39; 2? HP OC39; 3 HP FC 39; 3? HP TC 39, 4 HP GC 39; 6 HP VC 39. The number on the cylinder is on top of the bottom end. My friend Lyle Cole painted the flowers and stripes on my engine.
One more rare one coming later. This engine is battery ignition.