Gas Engines

The hobby of collecting antique engines, past and present.

Collecting Midwest Engines

Story and Photos by Bill Vossler

An Illinois-built 8hp Appleton engine and a Nebraska-made 2-1/2hp Dempster are the cornerstones of one man’s gas engine collection.


A Unique Briggs and Stratton Model FH Conversion

Story and photos by Glenn Thompson

A modified Briggs and Stratton Model FH is still enjoying the show circuit as a hit-or-miss engine under its new owner.


Restoring a 5hp Fairbanks-Morse Z

Submitted by Richard Jackson; photos by Richard Jackson.

A reader shares photos of a 1938 5hp Fairbanks-Morse Z that he and a friend beautifully restored.


Help with Unidentified Air-Cooled Engine

Submitted by David Wirth; photos by David Wirth.

A reader needs help in identifying a mystery engine from Washington state that has no part or serial numbers.


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Is This a Daniel Best Engine?

Submitted by Jack Alexander

A reader submits a photo of what appears to be an early Daniel Best engine in the background.


Mystery Engine Identified as Salsbury Engine

By the Gas Engine Magazine staff

A reader helps us identify another reader’s engine, which is likely a Salsbury Model 600.


Half-Scale Gardner Model 0 Build – Part 2 of 2

By Peter Rooke

Peter Rooke finishes the Gardner Model 0 scale engine after finishing the remaining pieces and resolving issues with the gas feed and mix.


California Rarity: 3hp Frisco Standard Stationary Engine

By Richard Backus

Uncommon even on the West Coast, a Frisco Standard makes a surprising appearance at the Old Threshers Reunion.



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