39/10/1: Rod and Piston Assembly
Can someone help me identify this rod and piston assembly? The piston is 3-1/4 inches in diameter, and the rod fits a 1-1/4-inch crank and has ‘A11-12B’ cast on the rod.
I also need a rod for a 1-1/2 HP Stover K with ‘A-80’ cast on it. Thanks. Wes Faust, 1153 White Chapel Drive, Central Point, OR 95702; (541)664-9119; email@example.com
39/10/2: Sharpies 2-1/2 HP
I found a 2-1/2 HP Sharpies gas engine with dual ignition. I would like to correspond with anyone having a similar engine. Raymond Wickham, Box 402, Dumont, 1A 50625-0402; samwick@netins. net
39/10/3: Maytag Fuel Mixture
In reference to Gas Engine Magazine, August 2004, 39/8/2: Maytag Fuel Mixture. I have some Maytag facts, but they do not make mixing any clearer.
On an unopened can of Maytag multi-motor oil it states: ‘The mixing proportions of this fuel are one part Maytag multi-motor oil to 16 parts of gasoline (2 ounces of oil and 1 quart of gasoline).’
I have an original Maytag fuel mixing can and measuring cup, that works out to 2 ounces of oil in 1-1/2 pints of fuel, which is a 12-to-1 ratio or about 0.6 pints per gallon.
I personally run a 32-to-1 mix using a good quality of two-cycle oil. I have not had any problems and a lot less smoke. Ronald Parks, 1405 Nabors Lane, Odessa, TX 79761.
39/10/4: Maytag Fuel Mixture -Take II
Concerning question 39/8/2 in the August 2004 Gas Engine Magazine: I’ve been told to use a mixture ratio of 16-to-1 or 20-to-1.
I don’t carry a separate gas can just for Maytags, so I mix my fuel, as needed, in a quart bottle. I’ll put about 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of oil in the bottle and fill it with gasoline. This amount works out right for the Maytag Model 92 fuel tank.
I have used regular 30-weight automobile oil for mixing and it works fine, but when I did that I fouled the spark plugs. Normally, I use a two-cycle mixing oil of a name brand and have pretty good luck. Joseph L. Betz, 3581 Falmouth Drive, Library, PA 15129-9437.
39/10/5: Unidentified Spray Cart
I am looking for any information on this spray cart. It is missing the pump and engine, and maybe a gear box of some sort. It was used on the grounds of the John Ringling Hotel in Sarasota, Fla.
I want to restore it to original condition, so if any one has any literature, pictures or information I would like to hear from you. Greg Best, (941) 371-5025;
39/10/6: Easy Engine
I have an Easy Engine, fourcycle, serial no. 14448, Syracuse Washing Machinery Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.
I would like any information someone might have on this engine, including year, horsepower, etc. Jerry Sheeley, 306 Morris St., Uhrichsville, OH 44683.
John Schneider’s address was incorrect in GEM August 2004 ‘Flywheel Forum’ 39/9/2. John lives in Nebraska (NE), not Maine (ME).
39/10/8: Engine Identification
Re: 39/9/1, the unidentified upright engine in the September 2004 issue of GEM. I believe this is – or is related to – a Genco engine made in Hanover, Pa., by General Gas & Electric Co. Tim Bonneville, Fairmont, W.Va.; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Bonneville’s Genco engine is almost identical to Eugen Martin’s ‘unidentified’ engine shown in the September 2004 issue of GEM.
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