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TAG : Flywheel Forum

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 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 ...

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 ...

Drag Saw Engine Identified

Drag saw/log saw collector Chris Jerue contacted us in reference to an unidentified engine query submitted by Ron Sindorf in the April/May 2016 issue (51/3/8: “A surprise phone call”). “The drag saw engine that was in question by Ron Sindorf was built by The Beaver Motor Car Co. in ...

Bridge Engine Identified as a Double Efficiency

Longtime reader and vintage car and engine enthusiast David Kolzow sent in this very interesting period photograph of a bridge under construction near La Moille, Illinois, likely sometime in the 1905-1915 era. A belt can just be seen running from the rear of the engine, perhaps driving a mud ...

Getting a Bessemer Gas Engine to Original Specs

Reader Bill Gingerich writes in about a Bessemer he recently bought. He didn’t send a photo, but did supply the following information from the engine’s tag, which reads: The Bessemer Gas Engine Co., Grove City, PA, Gaso Kero Type, No. A626 R.P.M.650 H.P.2. “I bought this engine in ...

Search for a Renfrew Engine Manual

A Stover Type Y showing Stover green.I have just inherited a gas engine that has a tag from the Renfrew Machinery Co. It is 2 hp A with a speed of 500 rpm and a serial number of Y114917. This engine was running prior to it going in storage so it is complete. Is there someplace I can obtain a ...

Seeking More Hummer Gas Engine Information

Paul Luckman's Hummer gas engine follows conventional layout, with hit-and-miss governing, a spark plug and buzz coil, atmospheric intake valve and a single cast cylinder and water hopper. Photos by Paul Luckman.I am hoping someone can come up with some information on Hummer engines. My engine ...

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