Kentucky Collector Shares Photos


| January/February 1991


Rt 2, Box 336, Gilbertsville, Kentucky 42044.

I've been heavy on old engines for about 10 years now and also wouldn't miss a single issue of GEM.

My first engine was a 1? HP Model M McDeering that was my granddad's. I remember playing around it as a kid and that was a few years ago.

I would like to show you some photos of some of my collection of engines. The photo at below shows the big engine, a 6 HP model H 1912 Fairbanks Morse. When I purchased it from a fellow engine collector it would run!! Barely, that is. It was completely disassembled and sandblasted. The cylinder was bored and sleeved. It sports new rings by Joe Sykes, valves and guides reworked. I've done all of the main machine work myself with some help from a good friend and neighbor, Marvin Doyle.



I built the varnished oak skids and battery box and also did all priming and painting which is DuPont Centari mixed by another friend, Jimmy King, who has a body shop. This engine was extremely rough and required two years of restoration in my spare time. My next project will be a 4 HP Model H F.M. purchased at Portland, Indiana in 1990.

Next for the Novo engines: Both engines are 3 HP Model S Novos. In the picture at above showing both engines, the engine on the right is a 3 HP throttle governed kerosene burner. This engine was found in Peru, South America in the 1950's by a Mr. Marvin Weil, while he was there on a construction project. It was shipped to Charleston, Illinois and that is where it was acquired by me in 1985 and completely restored. It was all complete but badly worn. It runs great now. This engine draws a lot of attention and seems to be kind of rare. I would like to hear from other throttle governed Novo owners.














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