A Famous and a Hercules

| July/August 1996

  • The Hercules Engine 1 HP N Series

  • Vertical 2 HP Famous air-cooled engine

  • The Hercules Engine 1 HP N Series
  • Vertical 2 HP Famous air-cooled engine

861 Main Street Holden, Massachusetts, 01520

I have recently finished cleaning-up these two engines. I hope to show them both in 1996 shows around our area in Massachusetts.

The Hercules is a 1 HP N Series, with cone type muffler. According to GEM on page 30 of the September 1993 issue, my Hercules is on the endangered list. The article states there are only 22 currently known. It has a one piece block, 650 rpm, 1 HP, 3 bore, #kbl655, 4' stroke. It was produced less than two years, and there were only 5,000 made. My engine is in mint condition, although it is painted the wrong color. But it looks so good I am not going to change it.

Also, my vertical 2 HP Famous, air-cooled engine was stripped down and repainted, one undercoat, and two finish coats of enamel paint. It looks real good. I think it will draw some attention at the shows.

I enjoy my GEM every month I read everything. I know some of the articles have helped me a lot.


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