Not Just Another Maytag

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Box 476 Brighton, Illinois 62012

In the past few years, I have seen some Maytag Twins converted
to water-cooled. I decided that I would like to try and build one,
but try and make it look like something that Maytag would have
manufactured.

After two years of part time work, the Maytag was ready to
start. At first it was temperamental, but after a few hours of fine
tuning, it turned out to be a powerful and smooth running
engine.

The cylinders, pistons and muffler are off an unknown outboard
motor. Everything else is Maytag, with some parts slightly
modified.

The cylinder bore was increased to two inches and the rods were
lengthened by a half inch. The cooling tank is an old fire
extinguisher, which the water thermo-siphons through the
cylinders.

When I first started to show this engine, it caused quite a
commotion among fellow collectors, as the serial number is EXP-0001
72DW and the cylinders have Maytag casted on them.

I belong to the Ill-Mo Tractor and Engine Club at St. Peters,
Missouri and the Tri-County Antique Club in Jerseyville,
Illinois.

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