One of the best – if not the best – aspects of collecting old engines is the people. When I was first introduced to the vintage engine hobby, I was completely out of my element. I had a solid background in car and motorcycle engines, but hit-and-miss engines? Not so much. Yet as soon as I ...
Unidentified air-cooled engine
Bore & stroke: 3-1/2in x 5in
Flywheels: 16in x 1-3/8in
Cooling: Six cooling fins on 1-inch centers, 1-inch deep
Ignition: Likely spark plug with battery and coil
Governing: Appears to be hit-and-miss, flywheel governor
Starting: Flip-out hand crank ...
Attached is a photo of my mother taken in July 1927, during her vacation at a Chico, California, dude ranch. Notice the engine in the background behind the pump. The second photo shows an 1891 Daniel Best engine, one of three images received from Greg Johnson and taken by Ransome ...
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