Found in Shed at Blair, Nebraska

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8536 Seward, Omaha, Nebraska 68114

I found this 1927 Novo 3 HP engine in a shed at Blair, Nebraska.
It had been sitting for 38 years, so I’m told. The owner and I
agreed on a price and I took it home.

It weighs 425 pounds. I found some green paint on it, so I
painted it Hunter Green. After much research and hours of trial and
error, I began the challenge of getting it to run. It was loose and
had good compression. I sent for a repair booklet from Hit and Miss
and some parts they had: fuel pump, wiring, crank copper tubing
etc.

My friend, John Klien of Omaha, built the box to hold the Model
T coil and motorcycle battery for spark.

The moment arrived to try the crank and see if it would pop.
What a joy when it did! I had found a real treasure! I’m the
same age as the engine, 72 years.

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