Pictures From the Past: Mixing it Up
Regular contributor David Babcock has a knack
for coming across period photographs showing the equipment we
collect and love as it was used – literally in its work
It’s easy to forget how important stationary engines were to
rural residents in the early days, mechanical beasts of burden that
could lessen the physical toil of just about any job, on or off the
farm. In this issue David sends in some period shots showing a
variety of old engine-powered cement mixers at work in rural sites
in the Upper Midwest.
Contact engine enthusiast David Babcock at: 3491 E.
Deckerville Road, Cass City, MI 48726;
Understanding the High-Tension Ignition System
Learn about the high-tension ignition system and why the condenser exists to put the spark back in the 1952 Clinton engine.
Franklin Engine Modification
Follow Ronald McClellan through building the carburetor and replacing the air intake for the restoration of his Franklin gas engine.
Final Steps of Restoring ‘TheTwin’ Jacobsen Engine
Reassembly begins with a challenging rebuild phase and finishes with the magneto, fuel system and starter-part 3 of 3.