Restoration Is Easier Than Writing Stories

| May/June 1996

4660 County Road 134 St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303

For me it is easier to restore engines than to write stories about the restoration.

I acquired my little 1 HP Mogul (right) at an engine auction in November of 1994. It was complete, but the crankshaft was damaged almost beyond repair, and so were the timing gear and the fuel pump. It also needed a new exhaust valve and the ignitor to be rebuilt.

Mr. Merlyn Johnson and his father, Lester, of St. James, Minnesota, and Lighting Magneto of Ottertail, Minnesota, were a great help in the Mogul's restoration. It is mounted on an International truck, and I believe the paint to be the correct color.

It starts very easily and runs nice and smooth. I took it to several shows this past fall. People enjoyed seeing it run.

I bought the 1 HP McCormick Deering shown at left at a flea market. It caught my eye because it had an American Bosch magneto.