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Grasser Marine Engine – Part 2 of 2

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The Hercules engine gets a Webster type M magneto and some finishing touches.

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For the first time, a detailed step-by-step guide to stationary gas engine restoration has been written for engine enthusiasts. From start to finish, Peter Rooke's newly revised, easy-to-follow narrative will impress and educate both new and experienced hobbyists with exhaustive coverage of the process.

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Since its founding in 1985, the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., has been recognized as housing one of the world's finest collections of early and historically significant internal combustion engines. Designated a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001, the museum's 20 buildings shelter a collection of more than 250 engines, 40 of which are profiled here on this DVD in a museum overview edited by former Gas Engine Magazine editor Christian Williams.

About Gas Engine Magazine: In print since 1966, this bimonthly magazine is a trusted source of information and advice for antique gas engine collectors in the United States and abroad, featuring restoration stories, company histories and technical advice from fellow collectors. For more information, visit us at

Gas Engine Magazine extends its sincere gratitude to the Coolspring Power Museum and its amazing band of volunteers for making this project possible. Special thanks go to the following Coolspring Power Museum experts for volunteering their time and knowledge in compiling this video: Paul Harvey, Founder; Preston Foster, Curator; Clark Colby, President; Mike Murphy, Board of Directors member; Wayne Grenning, vintage engine historian.



This 1999 companion video features the National FFA/Amoco Tractor Restoration Competition and Oscar's Antique Tractor Sale of the Century. Additional tractors featured are: the 1916 Emerson-Brantingham, 1950 Global, 1967 Farmall 1206, 1951 Ford 8N, 1956 JD 420 Crawler, 1936 Co-Op, 1955 Case 400 Orchard, 1937 JD B, 1950 Wards, 1951 McCormick-Deering W-4, 1945 Oliver 60, 1948 Case VAC, 1955 Minneapolis-Moline BG and the 1956 Massey-Harris 333.