Austin Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931
In August 1989 I had a health problem, was disabled and retired
from my job. So I sold all of my old engines. But I began to get
better after surgery. Then I didn’t have any engines and that
almost made me sick again! At that time, I remembered I had started
on a model engine a year or two before. Well, I dug out what I had
and this is what I found: an old brake master cylinder from some
kind of heavy equipment, a governor from an old crank-type record
player, two old V pulleys from two old automatic washing machines
and two right angle gears from a tachometer unit removed from a
Deutz diesel engine. Wait a minute! I said I was going to make this
story short! Anyway, this is what I came up with.
I plan to blueprint this engine and put it in GEM at a later
Oh, by the way, the ‘Austin’ engine runs very well.