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TAG : Antique Gas Engines

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The Atlas Engine: An Indiana Engine in Texas

Circa-1907 4hp Atlas Manufacturer: Atlas engine Work, Indianapolis, IN Year: Circa 1907 Serial No.: 29744 Horsepower: 4hp @ 425rpm Bore & stroke: 5in x 8in Flywheels: 36in x 2-1/4in Belt Pulley: 12in x 12in Ignition: Spark plug w/magneto Hit-and-miss with vertical flyball ...

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The 42-Year Itch: Fairbanks-Morse Model NB

  The year was 1976. The United States was celebrating its 200th birthday, Gerald Ford would lose the presidential election in November to Jimmy Carter, Sylvester Stallone’s movie Rocky would win best picture at the Oscars, and in Paducah, Kentucky, Bob Gill and Gene George were on the ...

The Unexpected

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short experience with engines it’s that things seldom go as planned. Whether you’re restoring an engine or just fixing it when it breaks, you’ve probably learned to expect the unexpected. To the true enthusiast, this does nothing but add to the ...

Riding the Wave

In my very first column in Gas Engine Magazine, back in the April/May 2012 issue, I expressed my feelings of awe toward the welcoming spirit of the antique gas engine community. The members are always willing to take the time to explain processes, share information and give helpful advice. I ...

Make It Work

If you ask antique gas engine collectors what their favorite thing about collecting is, I’m sure you’ll get a myriad of answers: the community, the history, the mechanics, the sights and sounds.For me, the more I learn about engines the more impressed I am by the contrasts between engines. ...

The Tilly Foster Farm Museum

Gas Engine Magazine subscriber Jeff Hyatt of Patterson, N.Y., recently sent us the link to this video produced by the Tilly Foster Farm Museum located in Brewster, N.Y. The farm is where the Putnam County Antique Machinery Assoc. holds its annual antique farm equipment show. In this video, ...

Old Iron Poll: How Far Do You Restore an Antique Tractor or Gas Engine?

Ever since people started collecting antique tractors and antique gas engines, the big question regarding restoration has always been, “How far do you go?” Some collectors do just enough to get a piece running again and want it to look its age. Others enjoy overhauling it piece by piece ...

Hit-and-Miss Ice Cream at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

For attendees at the 2010 Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., a steady chugging sound garnered quite a bit of attention. To the well-trained ear of an antique gas engine enthusiast, the chugging was the unmistakable sound of a hit-and-miss gas engine. ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines