| April/May 1998

  • 1907 Doak 10 HP sideshaft
    It was a happy day for Ray Gardner Jr., P. O. Box 545, Bandon, Oregon 97411 when he finally found this 1907 Doak 10 HP sideshaft.

  • 1907 Doak 10 HP sideshaft

P.O. Box 545, Bandon, Oregon 97411

I had been looking for quite a while for this neat old engine. I wanted a sideshaft to add to my collection, but couldn't find the size or kind. Then I laid eyes on this 1907 Doak 10 HP made in Los Angeles, California, and I had to have it!

I bought the Doak from Howard Ecdahl of Roseburg, Oregon, in 1994. At that time it was red. I restored its original green color, and added gold pin striping.

The sideshaft is brass; the 30' x 6' muffler is a highly polished shell casing with 12 aluminum baffles and end plates.

Charlie Parish of Merced, California, lent me his flyball governor for a pattern, and Ed Banke of Carlton, Oregon, cast one for me out of 18 Rainbird sprinklers. Thanks, guys!

The Doak is ignitor ignition, battery charged with a one gallon gas tank and a 30 gallon water hopper.

Ray Sr. built the cart out of 5' channel with wheels from an ensilage blower. The aluminum base was built by Tarheel Aluminum of Charleston, Oregon. The overall restoration took about three months.

I took the Doak to Brooks, Oregon, for the EDGE&TA National, and it won the slow engine 'tickover' at 60 r.p.m. Normal running at shows is 80 r.p.m. I also put it in the White Cedar Days parade at Powers, Oregon, and it ran like a champ.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Facebook YouTube


click me