My New Way Engine

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23941 Strange Creek Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Sometime last year I purchased a rusty but free New Way engine.
The first time I showed it to a friend he said, ‘Now remember,
turn that flywheel towards the cylinder when you start it.’

Bill Mort’s New Way was a sight for sore eyes. (See
Reflections, August 1990 GEM, page 3, #25/8/7.) I had been waiting
for someone to come up with one like mine. The top of the cylinder
is flat. The ones I have seen have rounded outside edges of the
head end of the cylinder. The only difference is that mine has a
straight tube with butterfly for a carburetor. It works great.

I was like Bill this past year wondering, ‘What is the
HP?’ I had no fan or bracket on mine, but I have made one
thanks to my friend Ken Byers who has a machine shop and
experience.

Another friend in our club, Bob Brown, sent me a copy of my
series ‘J’ instructions and parts list. I noticed during
cleaning of the engine that each part had two letters and two
numbers on it. I checked the parts list and they matched the part
numbers. That was great until I found that the different HPs listed
had the same part numbers. Wrong. When I checked the cylinder part
numbers they were all different. That was great. Mine is a 2?
HP.

Here is the information:

1 HP ZC39; 11/2 HP NC 39; 2 HP DC 39; 2? HP OC39; 3 HP FC 39; 3?
HP TC 39, 4 HP GC 39; 6 HP VC 39. The number on the cylinder is on
top of the bottom end. My friend Lyle Cole painted the flowers and
stripes on my engine.

One more rare one coming later. This engine is battery
ignition.

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