A New Way’s New Home

Group effort brings a beautiful engine back to life

| August/September 2006

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    The boot top on the crankshaft. Why it was put on remains a mystery
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    Chris Markley’s relatives in Orion, Ill.?He is unsure of the date, but says being held at gunpoint was a recurring theme in family photos. He’s not sure why.
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    The New Way as found.
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    The convertible piston.
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    The New Way’s cylinder before restoration.
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    A view of the muffler side.
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    Chris’ son, Ira, age 4, loves his dad’s engines. “When I?go to the shed, he wants to know if I’m going to start something, because he wants to be there. My wife and I spell ‘engine show’ because otherwise we have to exp
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    Side view of the New?Way.

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Having bought several smaller engines, I decided I wanted something physically bigger to play with. I had seen several New Ways in magazines and on the Internet, but never in person. Liking the painted detail and the air-cooled design, I began looking on the Internet for a project.

Excerpted from the August/September 2006 issue of Gas Engine Magazine. Subscribe today to read the full article and more!