Engine Restorers Encouraged to Read Engine Specification Book Article

Kitty suggests engine restorers read Mel Cameron's article in this issue about the project to have an engine specification book printed on all gas engines.

| May/June 1967

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Kitty encourages engine restorers to read the article in this issue about an engine specification book being created. 

A good day to you. We're slowly getting spring around here. We were honored by a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Idol of North Carolina and they told us they'd had spring for 3 weeks or so.

First of all, I'd like to urge all of you engine restorers to read the article on Mel Cameron's project to have a specification book printed on all gas engines. You'll find it in this issue. This would be a great help, I'm sure, to all you engine restorers and of interest to many others. We can't seem to locate many books on old gas engines and Mel's efforts are certainly appreciated. I'm hoping any of you that can help him out and contribute to the book will do so.

Vic Cooper of Coatesville, Indiana tells me that the small engine pictured on page of the January/February Issue in the "What is it" column is "Little Major." Manufactured by the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, Chicago, Illinois. He has one of these engines in nearly new condition.

Mr. James D. Donaven, York, Pennsylvania would like to correspond with someone who shares his interest in John Deere Tractors. He is also looking for copies of old John Deere Manuals, early 30's — late 20's, etc.

J. O. Lee, Irene, South Dakota has in his collection of gas engines a 12 hp Gade, 2 cylinder, opposed air cool gas engine. He wonder's if there is another like it around anymore.