| September/October 1970

  • Sandow Engine

  • Sandow Engine

  • Sandow Engine's timing lever
    Courtesy of Charles I. Bond, 300'A S. W. 3rd St., Richmond, Indiana 47374.
    Charles I. Bond

  • Sandow Engine
  • Sandow Engine
  • Sandow Engine's timing lever

5098 S. Livonia Rd. Livonia, New York 14487

We have just returned from a short trip to Florida and while there called on Col. Ilerdon, Earl Nickerson, Tony Ullrich, Earl Smith and Keith Oderkirk. We had a very cordial reception at each place, and Mt. Nickerson started his tractor, old Studebaker car which he let me drive, and several engines. He is a farmer from Jamestown, N.Y. While chasing engines I have met many fine people in southern N.Y. and Penna. and Mr. Nickerson certainly has transplanted this warm cordiality to Fla. The Col. took me to his race track where he keeps his engines, and showed me many interesting engines and machines. He is a real gentleman in the southern tradition. Mr. Oderkirk and Mr. Smith have large collections of old cars, tractors, machinery, and household antiques. Mr. Ullrich operates a machine shop and restores engines.

Here is the gist of a letter I sent to Mr. Howard Turnbull about a problem he mentioned in the last issue. You might want to print it for other peoples information.

In regards to the New Way engine; the oil pipe should go up to an angle check valve like the one that goes on the gas line. From there a bent piece of pipe goes to the outer end of the fan spindle. Its purpose is to oil the fan and other parts in that area. It was put on that side of the engine so it would take a little oil over the ball in the valve and force it up to the fan.

The oiler should be set to deliver about 10 or 12 drops a minute. You should put enough oil in the crankcase to touch the connecting rod when it is down to the bottom of its travel. After this initial oiling the oil from the oiler should keep the level high enough and keep the fan and other parts oiled.

The buzz saw blade would want to turn about 600 to 900 rpm. The faster you turn it the faster it will cut, but will use more power. Be careful not to let the log shift while cutting and bind the saw, as the power stored in the balance wheel could shatter the blade and cause injuries to people in the area. My father told of a neighbor being killed this way. We always used a tractor on the buzz saw and took off the balance wheel. Then the belt would slip before any damage would be done.


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