Just before Dan bought the engine. The gas tank is in the hopper. He didn’t use this tank on the restored engine.
Dan has seen these Essex mixers with a choke device screwed into the inlet, but this engine starts on the second turn without even hand-choking it. The red cap is the gas tank filler. Two holes were cast into the base for the filler and the pipe to the mi
The outer half of the muffler is an aluminum casting Dan made. Note the reinforcement at the pivot point in the rocker arm. It was broken here when he got the engine.
The homemade crankguard. The hopper cover was not on the engine when Dan took these photos, as the pinstriping was done the day before.