| February/March 1988

  • Old car hood

  • 8HP Foos

  • 8HP Foos

  • Old car hood
  • 8HP Foos
  • 8HP Foos

RD #6, Box 6369 Stroudsburg, PA. 18360

I bought this engine in 1986 from Paul Mager of Reeders, Pennsylvania.

The engine was bought new by his father and was in the family for over 70 years. It sat outside for years with just an old car hood over part of it. It was very weather beaten and rusty.

The first thing I had to do was sandblast it, then tear it completely apart and start from scratch.

The wagon cart belonged to the Mackes family of Sciota, Pa. It was in the family for many years. When I was a young boy, I used to work on the Mackes form and help farm, and there used to be an 8HP Foos on the cart. But when I got the cart after it had been setting outside for many years, all that was left was the iron frame and wheels. All the wood was rotten and I had to make all new wood parts for it.

Then came March of 1987 and I was sick and in the hospital. And when I got out and started to feel a little better, I would go out in my work shop and build a wood fire and work on my engine and cart, a little at a time.


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