RANDOM OBSERVATIONS

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I have been meaning to write for sometime now, so here goes with some random observations. On page 3 of Sept-Oct. GEM, that F & J Farm Pump Engine looks an awfully lot like my Fairbanks Morse Eclipse, 1 hp. By the way, I wonder how many of you readers have (or know of) any Eclipse engines? I'd like to know.

The article on page 13 (same issue) re: Fiberglassing Gasoline Tanks was good. I tried it and it works O.K.--but there's an easier way! Just use automotive body-filler, available anywhere. You just mix it, slap it on and in twenty minutes, it's hard. Besides, it's about one fourth the price of fiberglass.

I have a most interesting book here I want to tell you about. It's an 8? x 11' hard-bound book, entitled, 'Gas Review, Vol. 1, 1908' and is about two inches thick and it contains issues numbers 1 through 12, Jan. through Dec. of 1908 inclusive. I have had it for a year and have leafed through it once. Just now, I am in the middle of March's issue reading the book systematically front to back every word. I've been reading a page or two each day for nine months. And man--what an education! Has anyone ever seen such a book?

Also, do any of your readers have a 'Pohl' engine? It was manufactured by George D. Pohl of Vernon, New York. I have a 10 hp. Advance (Pohl), Model 'S', screen cooled.

I would like to find an operating manual for a 2 KW Delco light Plant. I have one that runs nice, but no juice. And I'm not an electrician! (A good motor man, yes-but an electrician-no!)

Does anyone have any throttle governed Associateds? Or any Associateds that run backwards? I have both and would like to swap notes.

That's about it for now. Keep up the good little GEM.