Model Hot Air Engines Of Wood


| August/September 1988


Sr.307 S. Clinton Avenue, Saint Johns, Michigan, 48879

My interest in hot air engines started the summer of 1986 while showing my gas engines at a show in Northern Michigan in June.

A nice old man across from me had a hot air engine made mostly of wood. I couldn't help being fascinated by it and wishing I had one too. It ran all day with very little being done to it.

In September, 1987, I met him again at another gas engine show but this time he had two of them just alike. I looked them over better while he explained how they worked. I took some pictures while he encouraged me to build one. I got some directions from him for putting one together.



It seemed difficult at first but, after considerable spare time and effort, I finished it. I was surprised how easy it was to get it started the day I first tried to run it. I was quite pleased with what I had done. I didn't use very good wood for the first one which had only one flywheel cut out of plywood.

I soon started planning another one made with two flywheels and better wood to look more like a hit and miss type.














SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube

Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265