Smoke Rings


| November/December 1984



R And V engine

Hi, dear folks! Is it possible that 1984 is getting gray and heading down the path to the beginning of a New Year? Yes, it is possible the Holiday Season is nearly upon us as we put away the Hallowe'en costumes for another year. Thanksgiving is really only a few weeks away and then Christmas comes upon us so quickly. Enjoy the Season, and to all the parents with children still at home really take the time to appreciate the family together, for too fast do the years fly by, and they leave to make their own lives and families. 'Course then, they come back in more numbers, so that's a happy note too. You know what I'm trying to say: cherish not only the Holidays, but all the days you are on God's good earth. Truthfully, aren't we blessed?

And now onto the communications for this, the 114th issue...

'I just rebuilt my first one-lunger and would appreciate some help to determine its age. It is a vertical motor with an external exhaust valve push-rod. The nameplate says: The Peerless Motor Co. Makers, Lansing, Michigan USA. Shop No. 686, HP Z. Thanks for any help and keep up the good work!' (If you can assist, please write EDWARD C. AMADUCCI, 12 Alpine Road, RD# 1, Boonton, New Jersey 07005).

CAREY K. ATTKISSON, SR., Box 242, Rockville, Virginia 23146 would like to exchange shop talk with someone who owns a Hercules throttle-governed kerosene engine. Phone 804-749-3595.

PAUL WALTERS, Friendly Lodge, Station Road, Raunds, Wellingboroush, Northants. NN9 6BT, England, air mails his letter: 'Having been interested in gas engines for a couple of years, everyone thought I was very lucky when I turned up at a rally with an Amanco, or its proper name, Associated.

'Britain's gas engine magazine retails various items, but when I inquired about Associated Hired Man transfers, everyone told me that original transfers can only be obtained from the U.S.A. Can you tell me where in America I can buy them? I am interested in any records and dates of Associated engines. My engine is an Associated Hired Man, 2 HP, Engine No. 145617. Sorry to ask so much.' (Please don't be sorry about your questions, that is the prime use of this columnto introduce enthusiasts to each other so they can solve each other's problems. By the way, this letter is from another of our younger generation as Paul is 14. Again, thank you for communication your need with us, Paul).