Restoration

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

Final Steps of Restoring ‘TheTwin’ Jacobsen Engine

Story by Andrew Mackey

Reassembly begins with a challenging rebuild phase and finishes with the magneto, fuel system and starter-part 3 of 3.


Restoring ‘TheTwin’ Jacobsen Engine

Story and photos by Andrew Mackey

Disassembly continues and restoration begins with the rods and wrist pins on a pair of rare Jacobsen twin cylinder engines -part 2 of 3.


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.


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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.



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