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| April/May 1995

  • Mar-Tan Engine
    30/4/68C
    Kendall (Mike) Ellis
  • Rock Island engine
    30/4/60A
    Dale E. Schroeder
  • Mar-Tan Engine
    30/4/68B
    Kendall (Mike) Ellis
  • Unidentified Engine
    30/4/69A
    Gary Kmiecik
  • Unidentified Engine
    30/4/69B
    Gary Kmiecik
  • Novo Engine
    RW 30/2/8A
    Dave Dickinson
  • Novo Engine
    RW 30/2/8B
    Dave Dickinson
  • Novo Engine
    RW 30/2/8D
    Dave Dickinson
  • Novo Engine
    RW 30/2/8C
    Dave Dickinson
  • A Whatzit design by Philip Duclos is shown
    MM 2
  • Bengston's vertical Stirling is shown
    MM 3
  • A six-cycle I/C design
    MM1
  • Rock Island Engine
    30/4/60B
    Dale E. Schroeder
  • Valmer Nixon designed this Scotch Yoke Stirling
    MM 4
  • A Robinson Stirling using the Richard Leach
    MM 5
  • Model John Deere And Fabricated engine
    MM7
  • A 1/3 Vertical four-cycle
    MM 6
  • A Rock Island engine

  • Alamo direct-connected

  • A Rock Island engine

  • A Sears & Roebuck sheller, Model 242'
    30/4/63A
    Alfred G. Brejcha Jr
  • A one-hole Burrall hand crank com sheller
    30/4/63B
    Alfred G. Brejcha Jr
  • Rock Island engine mounted on trucks

  • Unidentified Engine
    30/4/67
    Richard Miller
  • Empire 1 HP engine
    30/4/65A
    G. Douglas Laing
  • 1 HP Type 3 M-H engine
    30/4/65B
    G. Douglas Laing
  • Homelite Corp. engine
    30/4/65C
    G. Douglas Laing
  • Mar-Tan Engine
    30/4/68A
    Kendall (Mike) Ellis

  • Mar-Tan Engine
  • Rock Island engine
  • Mar-Tan Engine
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Novo Engine
  • Novo Engine
  • Novo Engine
  • Novo Engine
  • A Whatzit design by Philip Duclos is shown
  • Bengston's vertical Stirling is shown
  • A six-cycle I/C design
  • Rock Island Engine
  • Valmer Nixon designed this Scotch Yoke Stirling
  • A Robinson Stirling using the Richard Leach
  • Model John Deere And Fabricated engine
  • A 1/3 Vertical four-cycle
  • A Rock Island engine
  • Alamo direct-connected
  • A Rock Island engine
  • A Sears & Roebuck sheller, Model 242'
  • A one-hole Burrall hand crank com sheller
  • Rock Island engine mounted on trucks
  • Unidentified Engine
  • Empire 1 HP engine
  • 1 HP Type 3 M-H engine
  • Homelite Corp. engine
  • Mar-Tan Engine

30/4/60 Rock Island Engine Q. See the pictures of a Rock Island engine, 3 HP, s/n A87296. The engine has sat in the trees for the last sixty years. The owner told me it was new in about 1915. Since I am a beginner, I would appreciate any information about the color, operating information, etc. on this engine. Dale E. Schroeder, Rt 3, Box 19, Avoca, IA 51521.

A. This engine is painted brown, like DuPont 93-24590. In Centari enamel, we presume one would drop the 93-prefix. Decals are available through some GEM advertisers, and perhaps someone might have a photocopy of the instruction hook.

30/4/61 Witte Engine Information Q. What is the year built for a Witte engine, s/n 25281? David Babcock, 3491 E. Deckerville Rd., Cass City, MI 48726.

A. Your engine was made in 1916.



30/4/62 Making New Valves Q. I have restored a number of engines, and find that replacing valves is difficult. I purchase new valves in a local automotive store, but they are very hard and it is impossible to drill a hole in them. I have tried several different ways to soften them, but with no luck. Can anyone provide a solution? Larry R. Holderman, 2328 W 300 N, Warsaw, IN 46580.

A. We've experienced the same problem, and have ended up cutting a groove in the end of the stem with a carbide tool, and then making a keeper. Even carbide doesn't like those hard valve stems! Any ideas would be welcome!