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Tips and tricks for restoring and repairing antique tractors, gas engines and steam traction engines.

Jacobsen Engine ‘The Twin’ Found at Last

Story by Andrew Mackey

Andrew Mackey details his interest in Jacobsen engines, a 20-year search and the restoration of a rare 2-cylinder Part 1 of 3.

Regarding Paint on Old Machinery

 John Burgoyne

A reader shares his experience and viewpoint on repainting old engines and other antique equipment.

Westman Engine Piston Ring Holes

 John Burgoyne

A reader can’t figure out what the tiny holes in the piston rings of his Westman engine are for.

Long-Lost 1907 Sta-Rite 6 HP Engine Runs!

By Barney Kedrowski

Reuniting a 1907 Sta-Rite 6 HP engine with its long-lost family — and having a whole lot of fun along the way.


Firing Up a 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ

By Peter Rooke

A 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ gets a well-deserved restoration – Part 1 of 4

Set Ignition Timing With the Squarker

By Bruce Pierson

How-To: Build the Squarker device to help set ignition timing.

Baker Monitor: Sitting Pretty

By Robert and Terrie Pearson

Baker Monitor VJ gets new owner and fresh look.

Reverse Electrolysis Primer

By Gas Engine Magazine

Peter Rooke uses reverse electrolysis to add rust and patina to new parts.


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