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| January/February 2004



Antique engines

Mahlon Ellick

Letting Off Steam

You did it again. No matter how colorful it may be, your practice of printing over pictures of antique engines is disgusting. On page 5 of the November issue, I cannot tell what is in the back two or three rows. Also, red and black does not show well with people who are colorblind.

On the table of contents, you say an article on building a magneto charger is on page 12. It turns out to be an article about timers. You need a new proof reader.

I will say the story on the Portland show was very good. Also, the model Froelich tractor story: Mr. Bausch must have spent many hours to produce this excellent piece of machinery. What a legacy to leave his family - very, very nice. Mahlon Ellick 12314 Cypress Sand Lane, Ml 49343

We did indeed goof on the table of contents of the November 2003 issue. It should have read 'Building and Using a Magneto Timer.' - Editor

Picture Pegged as International

On page 3 of the November issue of GEM, the picture of the unknown tractor is an International Harvester 8-16, evidenced by the firewall, hood former, the position of the magneto at the front of the engine and its drop-center axle. Jim Farber 28180 Highway 128 P.O. Box 7 Yorkville, CA 95494-0007

I just received the November 2003 GEM. On page 3 there is an unknown tractor, which I believe is an IHC 8-16. But of course it is missing the hood and rear fenders. Thank you for such a great magazine. Mike and Jen Murphy briggscollector@hotmail.com