Reflections

A BRIEF WORD


| July/August 1990



Brush Engine

25/7/5A

Ralph A. Crawford

We have a lot of ground to cover this issue, so we will indeed be brief: Here goes the first question:

25/7/1 Worn Igniter Shafts Archie Haynes, 722 Dunn Road, Coventry, CT 06238 writes that he has successfully installed a grease fitting in place of the oil cup on an igniter shaft that is leaking. The grease being heavier, seems to help the situation.

In our opinion, using grease might also create problems by retarding the free movement of the igniter shaft, particularly if the return spring is weak. If the shaft and hole are worn, we still think it best to remachine both.

25/7/2 Case Crossmotor Q. What is the proper color for my 1927 Case 18-32 tractor? Leonard Cussins, 907 Sybills Creek Rd., Wheatland, WY 82201.

A. This tractor is a very dark gray, and supposedly the color is available from Case-IH. However, there seems to be some controversy as to its matching the early gray, so we would like to hear from anyone who can offer the correct paint numbers from DuPont, Rustoleum, or whoever.

25/7/3 Genco Light Engine Q. I have just acquired a 2? HP Genco by General Gas & Electric Company, Hanover, Pa. It is Model 19, Type A, s/n 4098. It is illustrated on page 204 of American Gas Engines. Since my engine is missing many parts, I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this unit.