Smoke Rings

| September/October 1977

Let me put in a vote of approval for your column here. I always read it twice before I even get to the rest of the magazine. Also, I would like to thank you for your regular Christian witness. Today it is unusual and refreshing to run across this in anything but a religious oriented magazine. '(Thanks for your interesting and inspiring letter, Will. We'll be hoping to hear from you when you get the engines finished -and I feel sure you will receive some letters to help you with your engines).

ROBERT C. SNYDER, 105 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania 17233 is one of our newer subscribers and he writes: 'My mother owns a l? HP McCormick Deering gas engine which I would like to research. What caught my attention was an article in the Chrysler-Plymouth Magazine Spectator which has a picture of an identical engine.' (Don't let him down folks, I'm sure he'll be glad for any letters from you).

Anybody out there know if the Chicago injectors are still being made? Maybe I should know but I don't. If you do know and have an address let me hear from you and also drop JOHNSON BROS. McCallsburg, Iowa 50154 a note if you're interested in helping a fellow gas buff.

BILL FRAAS, Denton, Nebraska 68339 says: 'I have a little problem. Several of my hit and miss two flywheel engines have bent crankshafts. They must have been tipped over on one flywheel and now have quite a wobble. I would like to hear from someone who has straightened one of these crankshafts.'

GEORGE POWELL, Route 2, Box 222A, Aurora, Indiana 47001 would like to know the paint color, make of magneto and what year his gas engine was built and any other information on it. It has Appleton Mfg. Co., Batavia, Illinois, No. 9074, 1? HP, Speed 500, 4' piston, 4? stroke, 2' X 16' flywheel. (He's waiting to hear from you).

ROY PICKETT. 20068 16 Mile Road, Marshall, Michigan 49068 comments: 'I was at the National Threshermen Assn. Reunion at Wauseon, Ohio and bought a copy of your G.E.M. and was very interested in many of your articles. I was wondering if any of your readers could help me. I have a small air-cooled gas engine. The only thing I know about it is that on the engine casting it reads (Kinner Motor Co. No. 11279). I would like to know the year it was made and the horsepower, what it was used for and any other information that someone might know-by the way, I'm also going to get a subscription.' (Well Welcome to the family Roy-hope you enjoy it and I expect you'll hear from some of the readers in answer to your questions).