Concerning Leaded Gasoline For Fueling Old Engines

| December/January 1988

  • 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine

  • 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine

145 Chamberlain Road, Broad Brook, Connecticut 06016. 

A while back I wrote GEM about possibly writing something about fueling old engines designed for leaded gasoline, that is mostly prohibited by government dictate. I came across a pamphlet that might be of interest to readers, titled 'Questions and Answers About Gasoline'. Readers can get it by writing to: Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. 22209, requesting Publication #24-220, A250486.

I've also sent a picture of my 40's vintage KB8 I.H.C. truck, a 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine and F&W pump jack manufactured in Kendallville, Indiana.

I tried to set it up to illustrate the flagrant contempt and lack of justice for property owners and the waste of creative minds and property, by our so-called Public Servants in the 'Constitution State', Connecticut. The truck doors read: 'Reinstate Property Rights', the bumper 'Free Creative Minds'. The back has 'Force Protective Laws & Overrule, Imprison Lawless Police State Judges'. A sign on the roof says, 'Our Justice is as Useless as This Mechanism-Just Stall and Blow $$$$$$$$$$$$ (dollar signs did not show up very clearly). There are dollar signs on the arms of the jack pump that fly around when the pump is running.

I used to take the rig to area engine shows, where it received considerable attention, until registration by MVD got to be too prohibitively high, even for antiques registration.

One 'Law Day' some of our Constitutionalists were going to demonstrate in front of the State Capitol and Supreme Court buildings, that face each other across the street. I drove the truck around and around with the engine huffing and popping. The Capitol Police were pretty stormed up but there wasn't much they could do, or did, about it.