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Spark Plug Cleaning

55/4/1: Modification for cleaning small spark plugs I build, collect, repair and display model gas engines. One of my pet peeves is spark plugs, the very small ones are over $30 each, plus shipping. I had a small Bull Duram spark plug cleaner left over from my auto shop days. However, the ...

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Piersen Motor A347

55/4/2: Versatility and reuse   This Piersen is mounted in my show “hoopty” and was in Gas Engine Magazine in the A to Z section somewhere around 2009. Anyhow, this engine is an A347 and was set up with a Dixie trip impulse magneto, I still have it but it was replaced with a ...

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Craigslist Briggs FH Conversion Air Compressor

Briggs air compressor I read the article on engines adapted to other uses and thought I would send a couple of pictures of my air compressor. Looking at Craigslist postings about a year ago I saw an ad for an old air compressor and immediately knew it was a slant-fin Briggs FH conversion. I ...

Pine Tree Milker Information

  A Mr. Lemsky of Wisconsin writes in response to Gil Mangles' query in the October/November 2019 issue with more on the Pine Tree Milker. According to Lemsky, the Pine Tree Milker “was the name of the first generation milking machine of the Surge Corp., well known here in Wisconsin. ...

Winching 1922 6hp Novo

  Reader Ray Fisher wrote us in response to my comments last issue about engines adapted for duty outside their intended design. Case in point is a 1922 6hp Novo Ray owns that worked the Arizona mines: “Check out the photos of the 1922 6hp Novo (serial no. 53031) adapted to winch duty ...

Fairbanks-Morse and McVicker Buzz Saw Rig

  Regular contributor David Babcock writes in again, sending vintage photos showing a large Fairbanks-Morse installed in a workshop and a screen-cooled McVicker engine powering a buzz saw on a cold winter day. David writes: “The large engine is probably a 32hp Fairbanks N, belted to a ...

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Temple Pace Maker Pumping Engine

  Longtime reader and regular contributor Stiles Bradley sends in recent pictures of the 2hp Temple Pace Maker inverted pumping engine he got running a few years back. We shared some photos in the February/March 2016 issue, and now Stiles sends more showing the engine fully set up and ...

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Oldsmar Tractor Memories

To the editor, and to all who work at GEM. Thank you for such a great magazine. I have been a subscriber since 1979! I would like to go back in time now to show you and the readers how valuable each issue is. I’m calling this “On the Road Again, Part 2.” I was 15 years old when I went to ...

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Louis Runkles’ George B. Miller Engine

The George B. Miller looks every bit like a Waterloo engine, which is no surprise given George B. Miller's connection to Waterloo Gas Engine Co. To tell the story of this engine, I have to first explain that my son-in-law and I have been going to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, for the past seven ...

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Daughters and the Safety Vapor Engine

A blast from the past: This great photo from Fred Hickerson ran in the March/April 1974 issue of GEM. Does anyone know where Anne and Kathy are today? Or Fred and the Safety Vapor Engine? – Editor My three beauties, daughters Anne, left, and Kathy, right, gracing my Safety Vapor Engine, ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines