Smoke Rings

| September/October 1978

Engine is air-cooled

Hi! Well, by now the reunions are on the way to being memories for another year-school will be taking in for another year-still a few fall shows to take in and then it's time to shed the engines for another year- and to work on the ones you acquired this past summer. Year in and year out, seems like we only get started and its time to face another winter-don't you think?

ROBERT A. PYRON, R.F.D. 1, Box 74-A, Kilmichael, Mississippi 39747 is a newcomer to the Gas Engine Family and has been collecting engines for about a year. So far he has 14 engines and says he really enjoys the Gas magazine. He would like to know the original colors of the following engines: Novo, Witte, Hercules, Economy, Jumbo, Foos & F.M. Eclipse pumper. He'd be happy for any information on the pumper also.

G.A. NITSHE, JR., M.D. is a new subscriber and would like to know the color of a Witte 2? HP engine.

Then from THAIN WHITE, Misery Bluff, Dayton, Montana 59914 comes a request for specifications for the wood pieces for the 2 HP Z Fairbanks-Morse. This is for the dish wheel engine.

Then we hear from BERNARD A HINES, 7197 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana 46410. Bernard is one of our regular contributors and he writes: 'I need some help. We are restoring a 2 cylinder 2? stroke, 27/8' bore, 4 cycle valves in head, air-cooled, opposed jug cylinders horizontal gasoline engine with a cone friction on cranskshaft and (2) sliding cones on a crossshaft with a shifter cam and lever. Slide one cone on, crossshaft, in contact with crankshaft cone to go forward, use other cone for reverse. There is no nameplate as such anywhere on the engine. Various parts have raised letters and numbers on castings with 'ME' prefix followed by a number. On head of valves (of all places) it says BUDA in raised letters. Do I have a maintenance car engine? I think so.

Perhaps a reader can help me and some other readers at the same time with a letter to your ever-so-good magazine.' (Anyone out there have the answers?)