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| July/August 1983

  • Gas engine used to pump water

  • Minneapolis 22-44, #3662'
    The picture is of Judson D. Tracy's Minneapolis 22-44, #3662, which he purchased from the Einar Solberg estate at York, N.D. in June of 1981.
  • Perkins Windmill Co. engine #2513
    William Woodman of 629 Eagle Point, Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849 owns this Perkins Windmill Co. engine #2513. 'It's probably 1 HP and manufactured around 1903-1905.'
    Bill Bond
  • Jacobson engine
    Dale Nickerson of Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, NY 14718 sent this picture of his Jacobson engine, taken by Kathy King at the Marion County Steam and Gas Engine Show.
    Ken Law

  • Gas engine used to pump water
  • Minneapolis 22-44, #3662'
  • Perkins Windmill Co. engine #2513
  • Jacobson engine

With the help of his friend Harold Schmid, the mechanical restoration was done during the winter months and painting was done in June and July of 1982. It was all ready for the New rockford, N. D. show in September where it was put through its paces. Judson's address is Box 356, Carrington, ND 58421.

I had no plans or kits and I built it on a watchmaker's lathe from scrap metal that I could find. It has a ' bore and stroke, 4 cycle. The cylinder is cast iron sleeve made from a gas pipe fitting, pressed into a 2 piece aluminum water jacket. The crankshaft is from a 1' piece of drill rod and the spark plug is a Champion V3. The coil is from a pre-World War model airplane. Bearings are poured babbitt into brass pieces from an old telegraph wounder. Valves are from a watchmaker's staking tool punch. The flywheels are from Boston chain sprockets.