List of Antique Gas Engine Researchers and Experts

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| December 2011/January 2012

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Are you knowledgeable about a specific company or engine? You can help keep old engines running by sharing your knowledge with the rest of the old engine community. Send us an email at to add your expertise and contact information to the list. The GEM Experts list is updated regularly.

GEM Experts

(updated Dec. 22, 2017)

• Air-cooled (Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, etc., valve and carb repair): Robert Blin, (319) 377-3339;
• Alamo: Gary Calvin, (517) 368-5895
• Alma/McVicker: Roger Eldred, 10750 S. Vroman Rd., Shepherd, MI; 48883
• Associated/United igniters: Jim Albaitis, Ludington, MI; (231) 843-4442
• Althaus & Ewing registry: Mark Shulaw, Bluffton, OH;
• Babbitt bearings/rebabbiting misc. engine machining: Larry Bunch
• Briggs & Stratton: Gene and Jessie Burmeister, Kewaunee, WI; (920) 255-6193;
• Buzz coils: John Weymiller, Box 427, Eitzen, MN 55931; (507) 495-3256
• Cars/1915 and earlier parts, brass car lights: David Kolzow, 615 East Union St., Earlville, IL 60518; (815) 246-4545
• Clinton, Briggs & Stratton: Jim Brewer, 1293 Stone Gables Dr., Elon, NC 27244; (336) 707-3210;
• Dempster Mill Manufacturing Co.: Michael Buck, 3207 Huppe Lane, Berthoud, CO 80513;
• De La Vergne, Hornsby-Akroyd/diesel, oil, hit-and-miss, hot air: Michael P. Murphy
• Fairbanks-Morse Type T vertical engines, Eclipse 1, 2 and 3, Type D “salt block” and Z/ZC: David Lyon;
• Fitch Four Drive Tractors: Bob Hamilton, RR No. 1, Princeton, ON N0J 1V0 Canada; (519) 458-8466
• Fuller & Johnson: Stan Johnson, (941) 628-7819;
• George D. Pohl Mfg. Co.: Woody Sins, 3 Edna Terr., New Hartford, NY 13413;
• Gilson: Bob Bolhuis, RR No. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3 Canada; (519) 765-3337(h)/(226) 448-0220(c);
• Haas tractors and engines: Jason Haas;
• Hercules: Keith Kinney;;
• Hit-and-miss engines (Maytag Model 92, International LA/LB): Clifton McDaniel, 65 South Macon St., Reynolds, GA 31076 (478) 951-5517;
• Jacob Haish Mfg. Co. “Chanticleer” registry: Jeff J. Marshall, De Kalb, IL;
• Jacobson, Bullseye, Maynard/Warren County PA-made engines: Don Worley, 7 Verbeck St., Warren, PA 16365 (814) 730-4183;;
• John Deere: Mitch Malcolm, Otterfall, MN (218) 367-2819;
• Krueger Atlas/Atlas: Gordon Green, P.O. Box 157, Medina, TX 78055; (830) 285-1955;;
• Little Woodsman dragsaws: Otto Ray, Jerome, ID;
• Lorenz and Benz: Arnie Fero, Pittsburgh, PA;
• Magnetos, engine/valve timing: Merlin (Marty) Meyer, Orcutt, CA; (805) 937-4827
• Maytag: Pat Barrett, Brookhaven, MS;
• Maytag: Robert Blin, (319) 377-3339;
• Maytag: Zach Northway, 245 Elm St., Le Mars, IA 51031; (712) 490-5596;
• Maytag: Mark Shulaw, Bluffton, OH;
• McDuff: Jeff Fay, (603) 293-8000;
• Nordberg diesels: Gregory Hahn, Franklin, WI;
• NOVO: Dale Russell, 704 Church St., Neodesha, KS 66757; (620) 325-8963;
• Oddball engines: Robert Johnson;
• Reeves pulley: Mike Tyler, 749 N. Campbell St., Ridgecrest, CA 93555;
• Root & VanDervoort parts: Mike Schlender, (715) 823-6702
• Rumely (OilPull tractors/company history): Odie Garfield, PO Box 58, Munger, MI 48747;;
• Scott & Ewing registry: Mark Shulaw, Bluffton, OH;
• Small engines (Maytag, Briggs & Stratton, Clinton, Reo): Joey Bolyard;
• Stover registry:Joe Maurer, 797 S. Silberman Rd., Pearl City, IL 61062; (815) 443-2223;
• Taylor vacuum engines: Rick Inzero;;
• Wallace (Glasgow) sleeve valve engines: John A. Burgoyne 106 Stoney Ridge Rd., Azle, TX 76020; (817) 401-0320
• Waterloo serial numbers, and Majestic and Southern owner's registry: Jimmy Priestley, 523 Courtney Ann, McMinnville, TN 37110; (931) 808-8175;;
• Worthington Golf Course Tractors: Don Collins, 2540 Fox Road, Bath, PA 18014; (610) 837-1732;


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