Rod and piston assembly, Sharpies, Maytag fuel mixture, spray cart and Easy Engine

Flywheel Forum

| October/November 2004

  • Rod and Piston Assembly
    39/10/1: An unidentified rod and piston assembly with the marking 'A11-12B' cast on the rod.
    White Chapel Drive
  • Unidentified Spray Cart
    39/10/5: A spray cart missing the pump and engine, and maybe a gear box of some sort.
    Greg Best
  • Genco engine

    Tim Bonneville
  • Genco engine

    Tim Bonneville

  • Rod and Piston Assembly
  • Unidentified Spray Cart
  • Genco engine
  • Genco engine

39/10/1: Rod and Piston Assembly 
Can someone help me identify this rod and piston assembly? The piston is 3-1/4 inches in diameter, and the rod fits a 1-1/4-inch crank and has 'A11-12B' cast on the rod.

I also need a rod for a 1-1/2 HP Stover K with 'A-80' cast on it. Thanks. Wes Faust, 1153 White Chapel Drive, Central Point, OR 95702; (541)664-9119;

39/10/2: Sharpies 2-1/2 HP 
I found a 2-1/2 HP Sharpies gas engine with dual ignition. I would like to correspond with anyone having a similar engine. Raymond Wickham, Box 402, Dumont, 1A 50625-0402; samwick@netins. net

39/10/3: Maytag Fuel Mixture 
In reference to Gas Engine Magazine, August 2004, 39/8/2: Maytag Fuel Mixture. I have some Maytag facts, but they do not make mixing any clearer.

On an unopened can of Maytag multi-motor oil it states: 'The mixing proportions of this fuel are one part Maytag multi-motor oil to 16 parts of gasoline (2 ounces of oil and 1 quart of gasoline).'

I have an original Maytag fuel mixing can and measuring cup, that works out to 2 ounces of oil in 1-1/2 pints of fuel, which is a 12-to-1 ratio or about 0.6 pints per gallon.

I personally run a 32-to-1 mix using a good quality of two-cycle oil. I have not had any problems and a lot less smoke. Ronald Parks, 1405 Nabors Lane, Odessa, TX 79761.

39/10/4: Maytag Fuel Mixture -Take II 
Concerning question 39/8/2 in the August 2004 Gas Engine Magazine: I've been told to use a mixture ratio of 16-to-1 or 20-to-1.

I don't carry a separate gas can just for Maytags, so I mix my fuel, as needed, in a quart bottle. I'll put about 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of oil in the bottle and fill it with gasoline. This amount works out right for the Maytag Model 92 fuel tank.

I have used regular 30-weight automobile oil for mixing and it works fine, but when I did that I fouled the spark plugs. Normally, I use a two-cycle mixing oil of a name brand and have pretty good luck. Joseph L. Betz, 3581 Falmouth Drive, Library, PA 15129-9437.

39/10/5: Unidentified Spray Cart 
I am looking for any information on this spray cart. It is missing the pump and engine, and maybe a gear box of some sort. It was used on the grounds of the John Ringling Hotel in Sarasota, Fla.

I want to restore it to original condition, so if any one has any literature, pictures or information I would like to hear from you. Greg Best, (941) 371-5025;

39/10/6: Easy Engine 
I have an Easy Engine, fourcycle, serial no. 14448, Syracuse Washing Machinery Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.

I would like any information someone might have on this engine, including year, horsepower, etc. Jerry Sheeley, 306 Morris St., Uhrichsville, OH 44683.

39/10/7: Correction 
John Schneider's address was incorrect in GEM August 2004 'Flywheel Forum' 39/9/2. John lives in Nebraska (NE), not Maine (ME).

39/10/8: Engine Identification 
Re: 39/9/1, the unidentified upright engine in the September 2004 issue of GEM. I believe this is - or is related to - a Genco engine made in Hanover, Pa., by General Gas & Electric Co. Tim Bonneville, Fairmont, W.Va.;

39/10/8 A:
Tim Bonneville's Genco engine is almost identical to Eugen Martin's 'unidentified' engine shown in the September 2004 issue of GEM.

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