Flywheel Forum


| January 2006

I have just bought a 3 HP "KracKerJack" engine and am looking for information or pictures. It's a horizontal open crank engine that I found out was probably marketed through the Smyth-Despard Co., New York, in 1925.

The engine runs OK but could do with a little tidying up. During its last restoration, some 10 years ago, it was fitted with a homemade exhaust system and a splashguard over the magneto gears so it needs reverting back to its former glory.

To do this, I need to know what design the truck should be and the appropriate color to paint the engine. Some old or modern photos would be useful to get the correct layout of the engine, and of course operating instructions would be useful as well. Clive Heritage, 48 Grimsbury Square, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England OX16 3HP.