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| October 2006



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Mystery Engine F-G

Boston, Mass.

Bore: 4-inch, Allis-Chalmers WC?piston
Stroke: 3-inch
Flywheel width: 2-1/8 inches
Flywheel diameter: 15 inches
Governing: None, hand lever to butterfly on the carburetor.
Unique features: Rollers on lifters, brass lever to advance timing.

Owner: William Brown
34 Browncastle Ranch
Santa Fe, NM 87508-1302

Editor's note: This engine came to us with little information.?Here is what we've found: Ernie (ernie176@yahoo.com), senior member of www.oldmarineengine.com writes: "F and G was Fitzhenry-Guptill. They made orchard spraying equipment. Most are from Cambridge, Mass., but some have another city name near Boston. Yes, they do look like marine engines. They are quite common in New England. Some are headless and some have removable heads. Most had a large drip oiler with a large single glass and four or five needle valves to adjust the individual oil lines. I havn't seen one with a govenor. They had a rather nice brass carburetor with a fine adjustable throttle quadrant."

Hayes Farm Tool &Pumps

Galva, Ill.

Horsepower: 1-1/2
Serial number: Possible serial no. 4102 is the only number stamped on the engine.
Bore: 3-7/8-inch
Stroke: 5-1/2-inch
Flywheel width: 1-1/2 inches
Flywheel diameter: 20 inches
Governing: hit-and-miss with a weight on the flywheel hubs
Ignition: high-tension, coil and battery
Unique features: This engine has a dry-finned air-cooled head and a small bolt on the muffler that covers both ports. It starts and operates, including the starting crank handle, on the off-side. The timing and speed may be adjusted while running. The fuel and air mixer is cast on the head and the fuel tank is cast in the engine base.