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TAG : April/May 2017

Fuller & Johnson Double Efficiency Correction

 The Fuller & Johnson Double Efficiency shown on Page 5 of the February/March 2017 issue is a 5 hp engine, not a 3 hp as stated, as the smallest size did not have a sight glass on the hopper, used a different style muffler and, based on the flywheel size, does not scale properly when ...

Challenge and Associated Engines

 Enclosed are two pictures of me coupling two gas engines together to seat in the rings on the green engine. The engine is a circa-1917 Challenge 2 hp made in Batavia, Illinois, just outside Chicago. I was never happy with the compression. I re-cut the 1/4-inch piston ring grooves to ...

Help Herstmonceux Museum Identify a Generator Engine

 We recently received a query from Terry Valeriano at the Herstmonceux Museum in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England, about an engine that is believed to have been located there more than 100 years ago. Although the engine is long gone, for historical purposes the museum is eager to identify ...

Who Made This Marine Engine?

I would appreciate any suggestions readers may have about the possible manufacturer of this 2-cylinder, 2-cycle marine engine that I have loosely reassembled for purposes of identification. Family recollection has it that it was used to power a commuter launch in the early decades of the last ...

Help Identify This Ice Cutting Machine

 I have enclosed an interesting photo of an early ice cutting machine. It has a 4-cylinder engine that powered the unit. I have never seen one like it. It does not have a valve cover on the engine.David Kolzow615 E. Union St.Earlville, IL 60518Sleepyhollow5@frontier.comIt appears to have a ...

A 5 hp Piersen and Good Intentions

Last issue, I noted my ongoing motions toward finally getting my 1920 5 hp Piersen running. With the engine finally pulled out and occupying the middle of my shop, I was confident that I’d finally make some real headway on it – to the point I suggested I might even have it running by now. ...

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