The Pink Engine

| November/December 2000


P.O. Box 333, Clarissa, Minnesota 56440

I purchased a rusty piece of junk full of corn that mice were using for a storage shed. The engine was in bad shape, the head was cracked, and the magneto was shot. After numerous attempts to locate anyone that knew something about the magneto, I tackled the project myself. The cylinder was honed and new rings were ordered and installed. A 2?' well casing was used for exhaust. A total of two months was the time spent for restoration. What a project!

The time had finally arrived to try to start this engine. The compression was perfect, the mixer was set and the engine was running!

I'm tired of red or green colored engines at all the threshing shows, so the color pink was chosen, the color all ladies adore. The rose on the front is in honor of Blanche, who would have to start this engine because all the men were working in the fields.

By the way, my assistant (the dog) is named Fritz.