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A Briggs & Stratton Engine Still at Work

This past March 24, 2019, after heavy snow and record cold in Minnesota, it finally started to warm up. With all this snow melt came flooding. My son Scott had 5-6 inches of water standing in his backyard, and it was threatening to flood his basement! Some 20 years ago he bought a small Briggs ...

ledger-books

Fun Facts: John Deere E Trivia

The John Deere Model E serial number list is contained in five "ledger" books. Starting from the left is engines from August 1929 to May 1941. Second, December 1934 to November 1835. Third, October 1920 to March 1926. (This ledger is 5 inches thick). Fourth is December 1941 to May 1946. Fifth, ...

engines-restoration-antiques

More ACME/S.M. Jones Engine Information

  I read with much interest the article on the ACME/S.M. Jones gas engines. There are several of these engines running. These are 10hp geared units and are used to pump wells, generally two wells at a time.   These 10hp engines are 601 cubic inches in displacement. I have made ...

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Restoring a 5hp Fairbanks-Morse Z

    1938 Fairbanks-Morse 5hp Z Style B Manufacturer: Fairbanks, Morse & Co., Beloit, WI Year: 1938 Serial No.: 807471 Horsepower: 5hp @ 600rpm Bore & stroke: 4-3/4in x 6in Flywheels: 21-1/16in x 2-3/8in Ignition: Spark plug with Fairbanks-Morse RV 1 high-tension ...

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Mystery Engine Identified as Salsbury Engine

  Last issue, Dale Rieppel sent in photos of an engine he restored, but of unknown make. By way of identification, reader Kenneth Martin sent us a photo copy of an advertisement for a 6-1/2hp Salsbury: Dale’s engine is almost identical. A little digging suggests Dale’s engine is a ...

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Worthington Horizontal Gas Compressors

  I wanted to let you know about five Worthington horizontal gas compressors that I think are still in place in Hooker, Oklahoma. I worked at this location for five years, it was owned by Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America. The site was sold to another gas company and the engines were ...

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Around the Corner: 1926 6hp McCormick-Deering Type M

  Manufacturer: International Harvester Co., Chicago, IL Year: 1926 Serial No.: CW4501 Horsepower: 6hp @ 550rpm Bore & stroke: 4-3/4in x 8in Flywheel: 23in x 3in Ignition: Spark plug w/Wico EK high-tension magneto Fuel: Kerosene/gasoline Governing: Volume Cooling: ...

Wooden Aermotor Engine Base

 After reading the August/September 2018 issue, I have to comment about the "Patent Page" section. Aermotor did in fact produce an engine with the wooden base as in the patent that you highlighted. I've attached a picture from a 1911 ad. I don't think they built that engine for very long, ...

Regarding Paint on Old Machinery

 Photo courtesy of John BurgoyneLike most engine or tractor rebuilders, there comes that inevitable time when that freshly rebuilt piece of old machinery has to be painted, a task few of us are qualified for and even fewer enjoy doing! Having rebuilt engines and machine tools for over 40 ...

Response to Thread Standards Concerns

Regular contributor Andrew Mackey responds to John Burgoyne (53/3/1: Thread standards) in the April/May 2018 Gas Engine Magazine. Andrew writes:The studs and nuts on the Oil city-south Penn half-breed engine restored by Andrew Mackey. As with much old equipment, they were non-standard. Photo by ...

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines