SMOKE RINGS


| May/June 1970



Fordson tractor

Courtesy of Dave Reed, 213 Oehman Blvd., Cheektowaga, New York 14225

Dave Reed

Well, I don't know about you folks, but we had a White Easter, yep! No wonder we couldn't see the Easter Bunny -- we really had quite a snowfall and the shovels had to be brought out again from hibernation (we thought for quite a few months) and put back to work. Just goes to show us -- the Master is still supreme authority over us -- and I'm glad. I think we get so smug in this day and age and think we can solve our own problems and then along comes lots of those beautiful snowflakes and we are thrown into chaos -- transportation comes almost to a standstill, communications are interrupted and we fret and fume. I like it though in this respect -- to me it is as a gentle warning from a loving parent to stop and think -- we're not as great as we assume we are -- everything is not solved scientifically and we should not take all our wonderful blessings for granted. Some of you folks may not understand what I'm trying to say -- but methinks many will.

Anyhow, Easter has come and gone, winter is past (I think) and this is the May-June issue and you'll wonder why I was talking about all that snow in the spring issue, but then it has been an unusual year with snow so late in the season. So, stop reading my ramblings and get to shining that engine or putting that coat of paint on to beautify it. And by the time this printing reaches you you'll be heading for the Reunions. -- and for some of you it will be your second, third or fourth Show of the year as they start quite early now in the South and some of our readers journeyed down to those affairs.

In the Nov.-Dec. magazine on page 22, Mr. Al Troyer of Sturgis, Michigan, has a question about a two cylinder Edwards engine. I do not know what year they were built. I had one in the early 30s and it was old then. But about starting, they have no outside fly wheel and no place for a crank. They start very easy, nearly always on the first pull. Mine had no muffler, so I poured gas in the ext. pipes to prime. Then I used a 1-inch wide strap with a ring on handle on one end. Wrap it around the pulley like the small lawn mower or boat engine. Be sure to wrap the strap over itself so it will not slip. That is all there is to it.

The above advice comes from Jacol Vander Hoff, Lowell, Oregon 97452. Hope it will help some of you folks, including Al.

LeRoy Under, R. R. 3, Box 247, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566, writes: 'I think I have the answer to your What Is It? on page 12 of your July-August 1969 issue. The two cycle marine engine is a Lockwood Ash. The information on the nameplate of one says: 'Lockwood Ash Motor Company, Jackson, Michigan, Model 24, 2? hp. No. 21808. Use only Mobil Gargoyle Motor Oil, mix 1 pint to five gallons of gasoline. Turn grease cups once a day. It runs in either direction by moving the lever on the distributor.' I hope this information will help.' Thanks LeRoy for your efforts.

Philip D. Hochstetler, 204 W. Reed St., Napanee, Indiana 46550, would like to know the address of the Diesel Power Publication. Do I hear any answers?