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35/1/7 Centaur Tractor Q. Rudy Miller, 124
Hartford Ct., Lima, OH 45805 has a Centaur tractor like shown on
the cover of the July 1988 GEM, [Model G?] with a s/n of 227186. He
needs information on this tractor so if you can be of help, please
contact him at the above address.

35/1/8 Information Needed Q. Brad Dado, Box 11,
Braceville, IL 60407 writes:

I am looking for information on two engines I bought last
summer. One is an R. A. Lister, made in England. It is a Size L,
No. 8856, 5 HP. It runs good, but needs some work. Any information
would be appreciated.

The second one is from General Engines Corp., Franklin Park,
Illinois, s/n 19578. It looks like it hasn’t run at all. A man
at the auction told me they were made in a garage and only 10 or so
were made. Any help would be appreciated.

35/1/9 Atkins Carburetor Q. See the photos of
an Atkins carburetor made in Minneapolis. The air intake is
spring-loaded like the IHC Model M engines. There is no butterfly
valve for speed control; instead it has a brass ground plug similar
to the service valve used with natural gas piping shutoffs. As the
plug is rotated, an opening enlarges to permit more fuel to enter
the engine. The float bowl is threaded into the bottom of the power
valve assembly and this way the main jet is fed fuel. The throat
opening is 1? inches, an adjustable power jet is bottom center, but
no idle mixture adjustment is visible, only a stop screw for idle
speed. Could this have been for a marine engine? Any help would be
appreciated. John R. Heath, 494 Twp Rd 232, Sullivan, OH 44880.

35/1/10 Sears Garden Tractor Q. I have an older
Sears Garden Tractor that I am attempting to rebuild. It is Model
917.25191, s/n 2637B8282. Any help would be appreciated. Richard
Davis, e-mail: richard davis

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35/1/11 Johnson Iron Horse

Donald R. Green, PO Box 618, Allyn, WA 98524-0618 has an Iron
Horse with s/n 447 for which he would like to find a copy of the
operating instructions. If you can help, please contact him.

35/1/12 Moto-Scoot Q. See the photos of a motor
scooter from Mow Scoot Mfg. Co., Chicago, Illinois. It is a Model
BCD, s/n 5019. This model is older than the one shown on page 76 of
the new Briggs & Stratton history book. Apparently this model
used the Briggs & Stratton IS engine; the Model IS used only
one type number, that being 95185. The ‘S’ stands for
scooter, and the I means the engine has an additional light coil
built into the magneto to operate the head and tail lights. Any
information on this scooter would be greatly appreciated,
including  any clues on finding a Model IS engine, proper
paint colors etc. John Cox, 2224 Wyandotte Drive, Oakville, ONTL6L
2T5 Canada. E-mail:

35/1/13 Unidentified Engine Q. See the photos
of an unidentified marine engine. Any help in putting a name with
this engine would be appreciated. Martin L. Roland, 3205 Circle
Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

35/1/14 Unidentified Engine Q. See the photos
of an engine with s/n 12-4265 stamped in the side of the crankcase.
Otherwise there are no markings. It has an aluminum crankcase, head
and shroud. The ignition is by Wico, and it has a 2? inch bore and
stroke. It uses tapered roller bearing mains and a mechanical oil
pump. Any help in identifying this engine would be appreciated.
Richard Fitzgerald, 6245 State Rt 516 NW, Dundee, OH 44624.


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