Too Cool

Fuller & Johnson Gets a Happy Home


| May/June 2004


A few years ago during a visit to the Coolspring Power Museum in Coolspring, Pa., I purchased this 3-1/2 HP Fuller & Johnson engine. This handsome, well-designed engine features tapered flywheels, six head bolts, a wet head, angled crankshaft bearing beds and a spring on the rocker arm to maintain light pressure on the exhaust valve. A flywheel spring and ball weight give ideal hit-and-miss cycles.

This little engine sold for $108 in 1929. I have finished restoring it and mounted it on red oak timbers and trucks.

Contact engine enthusiast Howard G. Hoffman at: 1599 Hubbard Road, East Aurora, NY 14052-3030.