True Restoration

| January/February 1994

  • Maytag Model

  • Maytag Model

6889 Glenroy Street, San Diego, California 92120

The cover photograph on the September 1993 issue was of a FANCY Maytag model 92, with the caption, '. . . picture of his beautifully restored Maytag.'

I am a Maytag collector and restorer with a dedication to true restoration and authenticity. While the cover photo is a nice picture of a highly customized Maytag, it is far from a restoration to anything like original. I admire the workmanship that goes into a customized engine and like to see them, but please don't confuse them with restorations. Perhaps the September cover should have been referred to as a 'custom.'

At right is a photo of a side exhaust model 92 which was built in September 1927 (first month of production). This engine is restored, both internally and externally, except for the skid, as best as I am able (the incorrect plug wire has been replaced and properly mounted).

I thought you might like to see what some of us do with the old Maytags. This was a froze up old rust bucket and now runs with the best of them.

I would hate to have people that are new to the hobby and use the fine magazine for ideas and restoration tips get the wrong idea about restoration. A 92 Maytag ain't red and silver, and a John Deere ain't blue!