HI - G.E.M. Family --are you busy?? I'll bet no busier than I am right now-what with so many ads to get squared away and articles (for which we give thanks, even if I can't get them in as fast as I'd like to) and a wedding in July (our daughter, Keli) and getting Tommy to the Little League games and the orthodonist, and on and on etc. WHEW! Think I'll just take a little break--no need to go on with my busy life, as there are many letters from our gas enthusiasts.
ROBERT MAC WILLIAMS, R.D. 2, Newport, New Hampshire 03773 would like to know the factory valve timing, tappet clearance, plus gap and the color on an Edwards 2 cylinder engine and how does one start it? He says the one lungers are getting scarce - he has four. (There's a lot of questions in a few lines there -Good Luck, Guys.)
DAVE BABCOCK, R.D. 3, Box 673, Cass City, Michigan 48726 sends this message of particular interest to some of you: 'In the March-April G.E.M., I had Sattley decals advertised. I'm presently sold out, but the reason I'm writing is that a number of Sattley decals were sent out that were of poor quality. If you received any of these decals and would like a refund, please send the decals back for a full prompt refund.' (Sounds fair enough).
HANS SJOBOEN (SHOBEN), 221 So. Garfield Street, Tacoma, Washington 98444 says: 'I enjoy your magazine very much, it is interesting to hear what others are doing along this line of hobby. I have these engines: 2-1/2 HP Economy, 4 HP Cushman, 1-1/2 HP Waterloo Boy, 4 HP Fairbanks Morse, 2 cyl. Maytag and 1 cyl. Maytag.
Model T Fords are my hobby also and I get a lot of enjoyment from them. I have a 1913 Speedster, a 1920 Touring, a 1925 Fordor Sedan and am just now starting to restore a 1929 Model A Sport Coupe. I had one 45 years ago!
Lone Scouts of America is also one of my pet hobbies, many Old Timer former members do not know there has existed an alumni group for many years and there are hundreds of members throughout the USA. I attended a National Reunion in Carson City, Nevada, last year and there were over 200 in attendance! And what a spirit of friendliness prevails when these old timer boys get together! There are no dues or rules, just an offer of old time friendship and journey back to boyhood days! I would enjoy to hear from any former members and give them more information about this Legion.
I lived in Kanabec and Redwood Counties, Minnesota and Oceana County, Michigan as a boy. I am a retired operating engineer, 46 years in heavy construction work and machine repair.
Keep up the good G.E.M., it's great!
(I'm not even sure what the Lone Scouts of America means-maybe some of you are more familiar with the name).
'Please help' is the cry from FRED FULL, Box 51, R. R. 2, LaMollie, Illinois 61330 - 'My father has a 3-5 HP IHC engine, one of the newer ones. Anyway the engine will not run. We have tried everything. He has also had the magneto checked and it still won't run. We also have a Rock Island engine that won't keep running. (Please help FRED FULL, so he won't be FRETFUL).
WESLEY J. TRATHEN, 3025 W. Dayton, Flint, Michigan 48504 comments: 'If I may say so without hurting the feelings of the previous writers on the crowned pulley problem, I feel that they all ignored the basic mechanics of this problem as published in G.E.M.
Enclosed is a sketch and explanation that I feel gets down to the principles involved. The Action of a Belt on a Crowned Pulley -consider a narrow belt running on a crowned pulley as shown in the sketch with the conditions exaggerated. The crown will cause the belt to have a slight offsetting curvature as shown.
At Point P on the centerline of the belt will move in the direction of the arrow as P approaches the pulley and will assume a point such as R when it contacts the pulley. Another point on the centerline, a little ahead of P on the belt has reached position Q. When the belt moves Point P up to position R, the centerline of the belt will move up the crown the distance from Q to R. This action continues until the belt straddles the crown when the climbing action of one side balances the climbing action of the other side.' (see sketch)
ELLSWORTH WEILAND, R. D. 1, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, explains: I have a couple of questions and wonder if any readers can help?
I just purchased a 32-volt light plant identical to the Gile shown on the pictured reprint.