Beaver State Stale


| September/October 1995

  • Fuller & Johnson Model N Engine

  • Hit & miss Sta-Rite engine
    This 7 HP hit and miss Sta-Rite is kept in beautiful condition by Raymond Gardner, Route 2, Box 525, Bandon, Oregon 97411.

  • Fuller & Johnson Model N Engine
  • Hit & miss Sta-Rite engine

Rt. 2, Box 525 Bandon, Oregon 97411

This 1917 7 HP Fuller & Johnson Model N was the winter 1993-1994 restoration project for Bob Droste, W7678 Dunning Road, Pardeeville, Wisconsin 53954. He displayed it last year at shows in Plainfield, Beaver Dam, Baraboo, and Pickett, all in Wisconsin. He says, 'This winter [1994] I'll be working on a 7 HP Economy I just purchased. Hopefully it turns out as well as this one did, and I'll have another photo to submit.'

I purchased this 7 HP hit & miss Sta-Rite engine with 3 flywheels from Howard Ecdahl of Roseburg, Oregon, in 1993. It was in good condition.

The family business of Red Harvest Cranberry Farm worked together on stripping paint, building, finishing the base, and new overall painting and prep to get it ready to go.



We built the new cart the engine is on after getting the original wheels from an antique hay chopper. Then we set the Sta-Rite on an aluminum base made especially for it, which highlights the appearance of both the engine and the cart. One of the unique features of this engine is the WICO type 01 mag.

After the Sta-Rite engine was all finished, we took it to Brooks, Oregon, for the Antique Powerland Branch #15 annual show July 30 and 31. It ran great!



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