| September/October 1971


Courtesy of Richard ''Sparky'' Hamp, 1772 Conrad Ave., San Jose, California 95124.

Richard ''Sparky'' Hamp

1772 Conrad Ave., San Jose, California 95124

Here are four engines which were displayed at Branch No. 6 E.D.G.E. & T.A. gas-up on May 23, 1971 at the Noeller Brother's ranch at Hughson, California.

The two engines on the left belong to 'Jorgie' Jorgensen, 376 Arietta Avenue, San Jose, California 95128. The engine on the extreme left is a Fuller & Johnson FPE which 'Jorgie' found about a mile from his home. He found it sitting on a well where it had been installed when new. The engine had not been run since sometime prior to 1925 according to the fellow from whom Jorgie bought the engine. The next engine is a 1? H.P. Arco which Jorgie found at a garage sale near my home.

The two engines on the right belong to me. The engine on the extreme right is a 1919 Stover model Y of 2 H.P. serial No. Y129049. This engine was given to me by my in-laws who operate a cattle ranch in Northern California. The engine was used on the ranch to power a buzz saw. When I got the engine, it was in very rough shape. The rod bearings were pieces of leather. It took about five months to free the piston. It was fairly complete, only missing the oiler, muffler, and Webster magneto. The engine is now in top operating condition.

The engine beside it is a 3? H.P. Witte, serial No. B38705, manufactured sometime between 1922 and 1927. This engine was given to me by Dr. C. W. Koerper, M.D. of Oakland, California, whom I met through G.E.M. The engine was a 'basket case' when received by me, but it was fairly complete including the starting crank. The only items missing were the push rod, part of the rocker arm, oiler, and the magneto. This engine was recently restored, and it was started for the first time after restoration on Friday evening, May 21st, just two days prior to the gas-up. It started on the third spin of the flywheels. By the way, the magneto which is a Wico EK, is a brand new unit which I found at an implement dealer in the Bay Area.

Shown above is one of my engines. The nameplate describes it as a Sandow Engine manufactured by Detroit Motor Car Supply Company, Detroit, Michigan. Serial No. 2828. Would like to correspond with anyone owning one of these engines. Especially need details or pictures of original type radiator and gas tank.