A Brief Word

| June/July 2001

Mr. Wendel has returned from his trip a bit late to work on this month's column, so we will again try to make do in his absence. We have quite a pile of letters for this issue, so we will get right on to the first one:

36/6/1 Gilson, not Gibson Q. In the March issue you wrote I was looking for info on a Gibson, but I need info on a Gilson (sorry). Everything else is correct. Gregory J. LeClair of 117 South St. #3, Waukesha, WI 53186 sought in-formation on his 4 HP Style D, s/n 10362, Gilson. He also needs info on a Lindsay Alamo A 2 HP 500 rpm s/n 87408 and an International 1 HP 650 rpm s/n 53628. He'd like to know the difference between an International 1 HP and a McCormick 1 HP.

A. Sorry, Gregory, about the misinterpretation. We hope someone will be able to help you out here.

36/6/2 IHC engine Q. I There is a W stamped above the model number. This engine is black. The ones I have seen are green. What year did they use black paint? Also note there is a V pulley and flat cast into one. William G. Miller, 404 27th St. NW, Great Falls, MT 59404.

36/6/3 Magneto Q. Could you please tell me what this magneto goes to? The serial number is 039699 type CD 234. I have been told by different people at different shows it could go to either an airplane or a Novo square top engine. I would appreciate any information you could give me on it. Richard B. Hammel, 523 Liberty, Lawton, MI 49065.

A. We'll have to rely on our readers for this one.