OSHKOSH ENGINE

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Mike Moyers

37301 28th Avenue South #31, Federal Way, Washington 98003

This is a photo of my Oshkosh engine. I have read the articles
about ‘beating the bush’ and looking in old barns to find
gas engines, but I was spared all that effort in finding this
engine. The engine was about two miles from home, near a large
shopping mall between Seattle and Tacoma. Luckily all the parts
were there (in a basket).

Lucky for me, the seller had disassembled the engine and had the
cylinder bored and sleeved. Also, there was a new set of piston
rings.

I don’t know who built this engine or when.

The manufacturers apparently built engines other than Oshkosh. I
know of one identical to mine, except it has Alpco in raised
letters on the water hopper.

Also, in the March 1993 GEM, page 15, photo RW-1 shows an
identical engine without any lettering on the water hopper. If
anyone has information to offer on this engine, I will appreciate
hearing from you. Thanks.

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