A Job Well Done
Here are pictures of my John Deere E 1-1/2 HP engine. I paid $50 for the basket case. I took the pictures Sept. 28, 2014, at the Old Timers Reunion in Xenia, Ohio.
I had to find the muffler, magneto, gas tank, many gaskets, igniter, gas line and square nuts. I found much help restoring the engine from an article in Gas Engine Magazine, September 1985, written by Stanley Bessent of Goldthwaite, Texas. A most informative article.
Ken Butterworth, Lebanon, Ohio; email: email@example.com.
Not So Dirty Deere
As seen in the October/November 2014 issue, Wayne Summers’ John Deere gas engine was found under ground. Now it’s up and running, and looking good.
This 1914 1-3/4 HP Chore Boy was rescued from a junkyard by Michael Standley.
Those in the old iron community are accustomed to expecting the unexpected. Gas Engine Magazine’s new associate editor, Matt Kelly, is learning to do the same.