Hobby Heavyweights: Bud Motry

A wealth of restoration tips and tricks

| July 2009


Webster tri polar low-tension magnetos. Bud Motry submitted several articles to GEM about magnetos and gas engine restoration.

Bud Motry

From the late 1970s through the 1980s, one of the most familiar names in Gas Engine Magazine was Bud Motry. He was a frequent contributor and provided many in-depth articles regarding gas engine restoration.

His booklet "Antique Engine Repair" is often cited as a favorite resource among collectors. That, paired along with the fact that it's been out of print for many years make finding a copy pretty tough.

Bud passed away in April 2008, but he left behind a wealth of information through the articles he submitted to GEM. The following is a categorized list of links to the articles Bud contributed over the years.

Gas engine restoration
• Cost cutting tips on restoring old engines 

How to pour crankshaft main bearings 

• Low-tension magnetos