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Well, Hi to all you dear folks out there. It isn't March yet but I was ready for Spring long ago-how about you? We've had a lot of ice and cold weather back here, but I know many places are much worse. Well, just think, this is the March-April issue and I'll bet you have your garden catalogs marked and perhaps have already planned your orders for this year. And, of course, some of you are already set to go to the upcoming meets and shows with that newly renovated engine and all the other things that go along with it. Keep up your hopes-won't be too long now! But while you're waiting, get out a bit of green in honor of all us Irishmen across the land and then get ready for the spring plant in' and, of course, Easter! Bless you all and hope you have a great engine season coming up!

I found a little bit of philosophy you might enjoy reading and deciding which pattern fits you. It's called TOMORROW. Today is the wise man's day; tomorrow is the fool's day. The wise man is the man who, when he sees what ought to be done, does it today. The foolish man is the man who, when he sees what ought to be done, says, 'I will do it tomorrow'. The men who always do today the thing they see ought to be done today are the men who make a success for time and for eternity. The men and women who put off until tomorrow what ought to be done today are the men and women who make a shipwreck of time and of eternity-Banks. (For me, I have some of each of the above-it's so easy to procrastinate, isn't it, at times-well, perhaps we can work more to the positive side and do things when they should be done.) Onto those much looked-for letters-

'I have recently acquired a 15 HP Reid hot tube engine and have a few problems and need to correspond with other Reid owners, preferably in South Georgia or Florida. Call collect to BOB BURKE, 775 Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 904-385-6676 Evenings.'

DAVID A. RAND, Route 3, Box 121 B, Shawano, Wisconsin 54166 is trying to get a collection of McCormick Deering machinery and wonders if someone could tell him what colors to paint a McCormick Deering grain binder. It is a 6 foot Type E. Also, he would like to know what color to paint the non-galvanized parts of a Mc-D. threshing machine.

Get your thinking caps on as DAN EHLERDING, 1639 Gallimore Road, Jamestown, Ohio 45335, 513-486-5121 writes: 'My father and I recently met with two elderly gents who were neighbors of my father while he was growing up. We talked about all of the old tractors that were used in the area. They spoke of a Heider, Grandpa's Moline Universal and a tractor of unknown origin. The unknown tractor was front wheel drive and steered like the old Moline but had one thing different. The tractor had rope controls that would go around a wheel-shaped affair on top of the transmission. The driver pulled the rope one way for reverse and opposite for forward. The tractor was orange in color. If anyone can identify such a tractor, I would appreciate knowing. Thanks!'

A man with a problem who writes with expectations of answers is BILL VAGER, JR., RR#1, Box 158 Church Road, Salt Point, New York 12578. 'I have a Kewanee Private Utilities shallow well pumping engine, Type 18A and would be interested in hearing from anyone with the same type engine. I am in the process of restoring one of these and can't seem to find anyone in my area with this type of Kewanee. Because of this, I have no way of knowing if the pumping part of my engine is complete. A photo from any collectors who may have one would help me greatly in figuring out this problem. I also would like to know the original color and whether or not it was pin striped. Did all these pumps come with stands or was that optional? I'm also curious about the date my engine was manufactured, S/N 9742. Would enjoy corresponding with anyone with same type engine and will appreciate all material or information available.'

One of our British friends, FRED FORSHAW, Caunton Common, Caunton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6AU, England tells us: 'Could any of you chaps out in Gas Engine Land assist me with my 4 HP Acme S/N 5724 made in Lansing, Michigan about 1912? It is the only one in England and is in excellent condition but someone has robbed a few parts. I need to know the details of mag mounting, type of mag fitted and number of teeth on drive gear. Also, a cross section view of the igniter and note of how it works. I'll reply to any letter I get.

Thanks a lot and I look forward to getting the magazine and always read it cover to cover.'

Sending apologies, HARRY L. RITTER, Route 5, Box 127, Fulton, New York 13069 writes: 'Hi! all you greasy fingers! I am afraid I made a boo-boo when I said the Edson pump engine and the Fuller Johnson pump engine were identical (Nov.-Dec. 1983 page 15). Apparently, there were offshoots or copies of the F-J. Verne W. Kindschi, Rt. 1, Box 66, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578 has four others than the F-J, all similar but different copies, such as head, valve parts, cooling fins and other differences. They have to be practically side by side to compare. Bless you all and sorry Folks!'

This notice comes from R. E. TESCH, 32 W 311 Route 34, Naperville, Illinois 60540: 'I recently was paging through C. H. Wendel's American Gasoline Engine book when I ran across a Vreeland gas engine manufactured in New York in 1898. Being an engine collector and a direct descendant of a New York based clan of Vreelands, I would like to try to make a family tie. I would appreciate all information, including any pictures that are offered. I especially would like first name or initials of Vreeland. Also, whatever dates are available. Hoping to hear from you out there.'

The following letter comes from STANLEY CROSS, Lamar, Nebraska 69035: 'I would like to thank all of you again for the answer to my What Is It? in Sept.-Oct. of '82 magazine. That little engine is a Reo which came out on Reo lawnmowers in the 40's and 50's.

'I am sending a picture of another What Is It? which was bought recently. It appears to be approximately 1? HP open crankshaft and the square opening to put water in is dished in. It appears to be battery ignition although igniter is gone and plate of spark plug is in place. There is no mounting for mag. The numbers I can find, and hope they are correct, are B X 18 on head, B X 17 on rocker arm bracket, X 3537 (guess) on carb. AB50 on governor arm that controls pushrod and AB305 on connecting rod. I would like to correspond with anyone having any data on this engine. It sat out for years and is stuck, but appears complete and good, except for ignition.'

'Pictured is an unknown Canadian marine twin engine supposed to have come from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia in 1919. But it is not Acadia or Barnes. Perhaps Fraser from New Glasgow?' asks TERRY FARMER, Minnetonka Mills, Minnesota 55343.

'It has headless cylinders with sharp flat angles. Timer gears are helical, not 90° bevels and W.P. is Notary geared to C.S. at stern. Three port engine jump spark about 10-12 HP. Schebler D carb may not be factory issue-don't know. Any Canadian experts out there with any clues?'

GENE NAFZIGER, R.R., Minier, Illinois 61759 says: 'I recently purchased a Novo engine, vertical, one cylinder with two flywheels, Bore 4? x stroke 5?. The nameplate and crankhole covers are missing. What is the HP? Is the serial number located somewhere on the engine since the nameplate is missing? What is the original color and what should the RPM be? It has a gas carb and battery ignition and a hit and miss governor. Will appreciate hearing from the readers.'

A letter seeking help comes from JOE W. MORRIS, 112 Irwin Road, Powell, Tennessee 37849: 'I am looking for someone in Engine Land who might have some information on a very unusual and possibly rare Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law. My son is an engineer on the Southern Railway system and had spotted this gift from the cab of his engine, and knowing how much I enjoy old iron, he was able to acquire it for me.

'It is a 2-wheel garden tractor and has Maclean Tractor Co., Indianapolis, Indiana cast in each wheel. Also cast letters Universal Mfg. Co. It has 20' wheels with 4' cleated face. Here is the unusual thing about it. It is powered by a Maytag one cylinder Model 92, S/N on flywheel dates engine as a 1930 model. It is belt-driven from engine to a 12' pulley. Pulley drives a flat link chain to each wheel. The wheels are ratcheted for turning. Engine is engaged by a lever that slides motor along the frame.

'Any information one might have on this tractor as to original color, number made, or why they used the Maytag motor, etc. as the motor appears to be compatible with the frame and mounting. It must have been original equipment. Please write!'

'I've bought several books pertaining to descriptions of gas engines. None of them provide information on the colors nor where lean buy decals,' says MRS. PAULINE M. COMER, Box 243, Medaryville, Indiana 47957.

'I need this information on the following engines: 1. 1?-2? HP Type LB engine, 300-500 RPM pulley speed, International Harvester Co., Chicago, Illinois. No. LBA 108679 U.S. Patents. 2. Same as above except the latter numbers which in this case are No. LA 40 750 Patent pending. 3. Fairbanks Morse 1? HP Z pulley speeds flywheel 1500, pulley shaft 750 RPM, Style D, made in U.S. of America, Patents pending. 4. John Deere, Type E, l? HP, 600 RPM. 5. Manufactured by John Deere Tractor Co., Waterloo, Iowa, Patents applied for - Type E 1? HP, 600 RPM. 6. Cushman Cub, HP 2, 750 RPM, Model R 14.

'There is another engine under the work bench which I haven't been able to get through to see yet. I'm told it is a John Deere or another International Harvester. If you can help me find information on the preceding engines, I may know the particulars of the other engine by then. My sons are going to help me restore them so they will be in running condition to sell. My husband collected them during his lifetime, but I have no use for them. Thank you for any help you can give me.' (Now, there's a lady who is waiting for your help and I'll just bet many of you are willing to help her. She certainly seems interested in seeing them get restored properly.)

CHARLES HUNTER, 300 East Napa Street, Sonoma, California 95476 writes: 'Last winter, I spent a summer in New Zealand and saw many fine old engines and autos. When I was at the museum in Daggville in North Island, I met Pet MacKenzie. I spent the next day looking at engines and tractors.

'Pictures are Pet with the 1921 Case Model 15-27. Also a Samson and a Saunderson, Universal 20. Pet's 1930 Saunderson is quite different from the one pictured in Vol. 18 No. 6 sent in by Warwick Turner of Australia. So Warwick, there is another Saunderson.

'As New Zealand imported most of its engines, they have engines from around the world, and a good number from the States.

'I am starting to restore a Monarch garden tractor and would like to hear from anyone with a Monarch. Garden tractors on steel are neat!'

PAUL STRAUS, 11167 Lahring Road, Gaines, Michigan 48436 needs some help with an engine he has purchased. The decal reads Lindsey Alamo, but the tag and mixer are missing. It has a 354' bore x 4' stroke and is fired by an ignitor. He would like to know the rated HP, RPM, type of mixer it used, approximate date of manufacture, company information and color. He will very much appreciate hearing from you.

'I would like some information on a small engine that I purchased this summer at the Portland Engine Show,' states DAVID D. MOFFITT, 9525 Springport Road, Parma, Michigan 49269.

'The engine appears to be a model airplane type with battery and coil. I would like to know who made it, when it was sold and how to start it. The engine has no name or numbers on it.'

Next cry for help comes from NORMAN E. JONES, 28 Locust Road, Chelsford, Massachusetts 01824:

'I am a long time avid reader of G.E.M. but this is my first letter to you. I recently acquired an engine which I was able to identify in C. H. Wendel's new book, 'American Gasoline Engines since 1872', as a ? HP water cooled, made by the Lowell Model Co. of Lowell, Mass., (pictured on page 287). Since the engine was originally purchased in kit form, I assume that a set of drawings must have been included. My engine was obviously never completed and therefore has a number of missing parts. I would appreciate any information that anyone out there in Engine Land might be able to offer so that I can complete a project which was begun a very long time ago.

'I also have one other request, and that is any information regarding the proper color and markings for a 2 HP Hercules engine.'

'I have recently acquired The General tractor manufactured by the Cleveland Tractor Company between 1939 and 1941. The tractor is Model GG with S/N 1FA2410. The engine is manufactured by Hercules and is Model No. IXK3 with S/N 686089. I am now trying to obtain any information, literature, pictures or any other owners of The General who can help me.

'The tractor is a real basket case engine wise and the structure needs to have minor work done and then to be put back together. It is now painted red, but the original orange can be found in many places. The rubber is not original, but will suffice until everything else is done correctly.

'I think I have found something unusual, but without the help of your readers I'm not going to get very far. Help!' calls WILLIAM G. MENKE III, Box 154, Mentor, Ohio 44061.

Another new owner of a General tractor, model GG S/N 6FA632, is CHARLES SELBY, RR1, Reading, Kansas 66868. He, too, would like to correspond with someone who has lots of information, such as date of manufacture and color.

'I have recently finished restoring a 12-20 Case cross motor. I find it a very interesting tractor. I have been to shows throughout New York this past summer and have seen very few of them.

'I would like to compile a list of present owners including serial numbers, locations, values and pictures. Would like to hear from all you guys with a 12-20 Case. Maybe we can find out how many there are out there.

'I also just acquired a 12-20 Wallis and can't seem to find out much information on it as far as color, decals, etc. Would appreciate hearing from Wallis men. Help! Will answer all letters,' declares CLAUDE A. HUTCHINGS, Sulphur Spring Road, Sauquoit, New York 13456. 315-839-5064 after 6 p.m.

The next letter comes from F. C. WATTS, 83 Gordon Street, Ormiston, Queensland 4163 Australia: 'Just a short note to say Thanks for your prompt and interesting G.E.M. Your winter is our summer and it's our looking time for those oldies that challenge our skills and skin our knuckles.

'Interesting observation by Harry Ritter, page 15, Nov/Dec. of an Edson pump engine. We have a Buzacott pumper down here, remarkably like a Fuller-Johnson.'

DENNIS. SHIMMIN, Box A, Lewellen, Nebraska 69147 tells us: 'I have recently acquired a 2? HP hit and miss engine made by the Dempster Mfg. Co. of Beatrice, Nebraska. It has a Webster tri-polar magneto and about a 4 inch bore. I know something about the windmills they made, but I can find nothing about their gas engines. Could someone please tell me what color they are painted and any details about striping and lettering? There is some gray paint on this engine, but it may be only primer. S/N 15187. Any help will be appreciated.'

Next plea for help comes from ALFRED RINGSTAD, 1471 N.E. Madison, RD, Paulsbo, Washington 98370: 'I need some help in identifying the manufacturer of a single cylinder gas engine which I have owned for over 30 years. It has a brass plate mounted on top of the water reservoir which is engraved with Engine No. 230140, RPM 425, HP 5E. I am guessing the engine is an Economy Sears engine, but need to have this confirmed. There is nothing else on the engine for identification, so I cannot put an ad in magazine 'til I know more. Anyway, this engine looks like the picture in the Sears Instruction book on page 19. Mine does not have the igniter trip lever. It has the spark plugs. If you can enlighten me in any way, it would be more than appreciated!'

Next letter comes from ROBERTO CALDERON, President MOTORES Y EQUIPOS DE PUERTO RICO, INC., Ave. De Diego No. 709, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico 00921: This one concerns a bit different type of engine- 'Enclosed are photos of my Marman bicycle engine-two opposed cylinders and the muffler used with it from factory.

'Can someone out there help me identify who manufactured it or where I can get some parts to restore my engine?

'It is stamped on the cylinder with the name MARMAN #A-2427 and next to that number is #51401 which I suppose is the serial number. The carburetor is a Tillotson #A-J-20-A. It is a two cycle two cylinder opposed piston and it was made to be used on a bicycle, with a fish tail muffler. Any help will be greatly appreciated, and letters will be answered.'

Another letter comes from PHILIP JEWELL, 'May Glen' Gilgardra, NSW, Australia: 'Recently I obtained a Reeco improved Rider-Ericsson hot air pumping engine, size 6, #20837 of 1907 with rolling valve pump. This engine, I am currently restoring and ask several favors of your readers.

'Could we have an article on hot air engines? How about their operations and history? Also, if any of your readers have information on or descriptions of hot air engines could they please send it to me to help me build up a store of info on hot air engines? This would be greatly appreciated.

'In conjunction with my restoration, I have started a register of all hot air engines of any description in Australia. Any Australian readers with a hot air engine are invited to write to me with details of their engine for inclusion in my register. At this point, the register totals 15 confirmed and another 25 that I am chasing up for final details.'

HAROLD EDWARDS, 1201 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 needs your help. He has a two cylinder Coldwell gas engine. The cylinders set side by side, pistons come TDC at the same time, etc. It has a mag and coil plate like a Maytag. One spark plug wire puts out a terrific spark and the other wire is very weak. It will run on either cylinder with the hot wire, but never on both cylinders. Must be the coil. Can anyone help him?

CLYDE MULLEN, 520 7th Street, Mineral Point, Wisconsin 53565 has this to say: 'As a new reader of G.E.M., I think it is the best thing that ever happened to old iron. Would like to hear from someone who knows anything about an upright Sandow that would run either way. My uncle had one, never saw another one. I have 36 Challenger, F-20, LA engine and Maytag, 41 Willys American, all restored. Keep up the good work!'

'I have several small gas engines, but I can't find out the name of one. It has no nameplate and I need help,' comments ALVIN NELSON, Box 184, Burlington, Colorado 80807.

'I will try to describe it and hope I can get some information on it: It has two exhaust parts, one for exhaust in the head and the other at the rear of the cylinder, a connecting exhaust manifold on the left side. On the right side is the pushrod to open the exhaust valve. It is enclosed on the crankshaft and an oiler to oil the connecting rod with an oiler to oil the cylinder. It has had igniter and mag on the right side with a 4? cyl and 6' stroke. All the parts numbers are 2H series like 2H-1, 2H-2 or 2H-69. The flywheels are 2?' wide and 24' across and 6 rings on the piston with 3 rings grooves.

'I have been told it could be a Dempster. Sure would appreciate it if someone would let me know. Serial number is 54118 on the right hand side of water jacket.'

ARLIE J. TERRY, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545 would like to hear from anyone collecting small air-cooled engines. Briggs & Stratton, Maytag, Clinton, Continental or any others that you have are the ones of interest. He has one flywheel engine, also, and would like to hear from someone about them, too. All correspondence will be appreciated. Phone 608-756-0806.

'The engine in this picture was purchased in Chicago about six years ago. It was in the basement of a building used during World War II. It is running and is about 3 HP, no nameplate and runs on gas and kerosene. The only number on it is 17REKI on the carburetor. I have taken it to many shows and no one can tell me what make it is. Can you help me?' inquires EDWARD FREY, 10835 Stage Road, Clarence, New York 14031.

A bit of advice comes from ARTHUR H. ANDERSON, 25275 Ipava Avenue, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044: 'Here is something that may be of interest to anyone who has an Allis-Chalmers 20-35 tractor. The clutch on mine was quite tricky to operate as it didn't release like I wanted it to do, so I welded a piece of steel plate, 2 x 3 inches and ?' thick on each counterweight on the side towards the rear, and even with the end. It works so nice that it is a pleasure to operate it now.

'Now, perhaps some of our Canadian friends can help me find a saw set as described in Want Ads this time. They don't seem to be available in the States any more, but I know they are or were made in Canada. They were made for both the Stanley and the Simons tool companies and also Sisston. Please help!'

FRED W. BERGER, 5876 Denison Drive, Venice, Florida 33595 sends the following: 'I have an Economy gasoline engine improved model 2 HP S/N 14840. This engine was purchased by my family from Sears Roebuck & Co. many years ago. I suspect it was manufactured before 1920 in Sparta, Michigan. Can any Smoke Rings reader give me information about this engine?

'I do have reproductions of three Sears booklets, catalog 121-Ed. 1, and instruction books 1926A and F1591. None of these have dates. The engine is now restored and 'putts' along beautifully, however, I would like to replace the connecting rod bearings, both crank and pin ends. I will answer all replies passing along any information I receive.'

ERNIE GODDARD, 6921 Lincoln Oaks Drive, Fair Oaks, California 95628 has been enjoying G.E.M. and appreciates receiving acknowledgment letters from those seeking help through Smoke Rings. He goes on: 'I really don't have a problem, however, someone may have just the information related to three of my engines. I recently acquired an Associated Colt ? HP, 2 cycle engine #23831. Also have two Baker Monitor pumping engines 1? HP, #5741 old style and #31037 new style. I would like to know the age of the engines and would like to correspond with owners of same.'

'I have been a subscriber for five years and enjoy reading every issue of  G.E.M.,' states DOUG ZILLMER, Route. 2, Algoma, Wisconsin 54201. 'I have recently added to my fine collection of 135 tractors, a 15-25 Lauson S/N 1647 and a 16-32 Nichols Shepard S/N 3402. I have begun to restore the N&S and am just about ready to paint it. Am wondering if anyone knows the right color combinations and ages on both tractors. Help will be appreciated.'

Seeking information, this letter comes from PAUL WILKINS, Fuller & Johnson Specialist, 7 Douglas Street, Mannum 5238, South Australia. Tel. 085-69 1537: 'Firstly, I must say how much I enjoy reading every new copy of G.E.M.

'Recently, I bought the remains of a refrigeration unit consisting of two brass spheres of the compression type which when revolved make one of the spheres get a layer of ice on it. Sulphur dioxide is the refrigerant. The unit is called an Audiffren made by the Audiffren Refrigerating Machine Co., 9 Codding Street, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Could any fellow readers who have any information on these machines or units, please let me know as at present I am at a dead end regarding information? I would be most grateful if any readers could lend me an instruction book for the above refrigerator.'

Livening up the column with some work for you to do that's fun is CRAIG SOLOMONSON, Route 3, Box 601, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008: 'My sons and I really enjoy your magazine. We have been collecting gas engines for five years now and find it a most enjoyable hobby.

'We have two engines which we would like to know a little more about. One is an upright Maytag S/N 13652 and the other is an International 1 HP S/N VI1037. We would like to know the date of manufacture and the correct colors for these engines.

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'I remember a puzzle you published sometime ago like the one enclosed. Here is another one I made up for your readers. It is a real challenge. Hidden in the puzzle are the names of 50 gas engine manufacturers. The names can be found vertically, horizontally, diagonally and backwards. Have fun, Guys!'

OWEN HARTLEY 4000 Elks Drive, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005 writes: 'I have had good luck in the past, both selling, buying and getting information so I am writing in hopes of more information.

'I have just got a new (old) engine. I had been driving within 200 feet of it for fifteen years and just found out about it two weeks ago. H.L. Hurst, 3 HP, S/N 3507, 4?' x 4?' piston, spark plug ?' pipe thread, hit and miss, vertical, seems nearly complete. Looks as if there had been a fuel pump as there are two bolts about the right place for one. This engine is odd in as much as the round water jacket is cut-away on the bottom and a separate cast piece goes into this cut-out and the two valves and spark plug are in this.

'I surely would like help hearing from anyone who might have information on the Hurst engine.'

TONY DUBA, 2121 Lloyd Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085 tells us: 'I have recently acquired a small gas engine two cylinder, mag in flywheel. It was manufactured for the John Bean Pump Co. of California. There is no other I.D. on the engine. I would appreciate any assistance identifying same. Also, HP.

'G.E.M seems to give us all valuable information, so many thanks for the magazine.'

'Many thanks to G.E.M. and its readers and to Verne W. Kindschi who have identified the 1929 BCR Fuller & Johnson that I acquired. With a lot of penetrating oil, a round piece of oak and a large brass hammer the engine was freed. Sandblasting eliminated the rust, cylinders were honed, two new rings and eight 351 Ford Winsor valves were cut down to fit. I had the block and head planed down to flat. It is ready to assemble. Now, I need to get in touch with someone who has a BCR Fuller & Johnson 4 cyl. to find out how to make it run right. I need the proper engine specs, on points, plugs, valves and timing. What type make and model of magneto did it have? Is there anybody from whom I could borrow a manual or a photocopy of it?

'I'd also like to know if anybody in Engine Land can tell me how to rewind Maytag coils, single and twin?' Contact H. B. VANDEN- BERG, 14O9 Satsuma Street, Clear-water, Florida 33516.

Next correspondence comes from MICHAEL A. SAVALLI, 534 Route 25, Selden, New York 11784: 'You have a great magazine. Keep up the good work. I have been a subscriber since 1976 and still await each issue with the same impatience.

'I have recently acquired a garden tractor and would appreciate more information about it, such as the original color and approximate year of manufacture. The machine is a Flextred, Model H, S/N2589, Engine 2589 manufactured by Vaughn Motor Works, Portland, oregon. The engine is a single cylinder, integral head, water-cooled (head area only) by thermo syphon and honeycomb radiator mounted behind the flywheel. Fan blades cast as an integral part of flywheel. Ignition is fired by a Fairbanks Morse magneto, Model J1A52A. The rear main bearing and connecting rod are splash lubricated; the front main bearing by external grease cup. It has one speed forward and one reverse. The rear axle drives the tracks and the front axle is adjustable for track tension.

'The machine runs well, when I can get it started, has weak magneto, and is a real handful to operate, but fun! Would appreciate all information and will answer all correspondence.'

Some of the most important short letters are coming up next:-ANDY GoRTSEMA, Box 223, Fairfield, Washington 99o12 would like any owners of the Plunkett Jr. engine to please write to him and he would be willing to pay for pictures or any information. ... JAMES R. TAYLoR, Box 72, Friend, Nebraska 68359 needs help with an engine he just purchased. It is a 60 HP natural gas Weber engine, 13' bore-14' stroke-2 cycle No. 3o2 Type AB. Wants age, color and how the air standing unit was built. ... CHUCK MooTY, Route 2, Grundy Center, Iowa 5o638 is restoring a 1929 22-36 McCormick Deering tractor. He thinks this tractor was originally painted dark green. Is this right? And did anyone make oversized pistons for this tractor? ... JIM KoHL, 499o N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin 54915 bought an L Huber tractor S/N 13545. He is in the process of restoring it but needs help. Would like year of mfg. and correct color and paint scheme. All help appreciated as he knows very little about tractor.... LoWELL 'DUB' EVERETT, Box 594, Bingen, Washington 986o5 is now restoring a Fairbanks Morse 6 HP Model H gas engine and would like to correspond with another person who has one.... TERRY KIMBLE, RR#3, orleans, Indiana 47452 needs information on a United gas engine Type F 4? HP No. 63o28. It is mounted on what looks like a factory buzz saw rig. When was it made? He would appreciate a picture or diagram of how the springs are connected on the igniter of this engine and any other data.

Comes that time to call it quits for another time and in leaving I must leave you with some GEMS to ponder .. He stands best who kneels most. ... one minute of keeping your mouth shut is worth an hour's explanation. ... Do what good you can today, you may not be here tomorrow. ... You have never tested God's resources until you have attempted the impossible.... It is possible to disagree and still be agreeable. ... Men are known by the way they TALK, WALK, BALK. 'Nough said-until next time-take care, keep smilin' and Love 'Ya All!