Story of a Judson


| June/July 1986


5268 Green Gables Rd., NW Brainerd, Minnesota 56401

Inspired by Bob Elliot's photo of his C.S. Judson engine in the February 1986 issue of GEM, I am enclosing a couple of photographs of a Judson engine that was finally brought to the point of reasonable restoration in late summer, 1985.

This Judson (Stover) engine is a 7 HP throttle-governed engine equipped to run on gasoline or kerosene with water injection from the hopper. The bore is 6' and R.P.M. is 360. Some other features are a Webster magneto with self-starter and a 20' diameter clutch pulley. The serial number on the original name plate is RX89045 which, I believe, dates the engine at 1916 or '17.

This engine came to Minnesota from the vicinity of Wynyard, Saskatchewan, where it was owned by a gentleman by the name of Barry Stachyuk (my apologies for any misspellings). If Barry is a reader of GEM, it would be interesting to hear from him.

When I obtained the Judson a couple of years back, the carburetor was functional on one valve only, the igniter trip was jury-rigged, the fuel pump was 'shot' and two of the four piston rings were broken. Surprisingly, it would run! For a few minutes on gas from the starting tank, anyway.

The mentioned problems (and a few others) were taken care of in turn and a reasonable facsimile of the missing (as usual!) half-moon crank guard was shaped from a small trailer fender. All bearings and gears were in good condition.






SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265