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TAG : Old Iron Questions

Morse-Z

Fairbanks Morse Z

I have been trying to track this engine’s history and all I have found out is a date via the previous owner. Do you have any ideas where it would have been supplied to? The engine number is 560366, it’s a 1-1/2hp Z. Thanks in advance, Merrick ...

Witte-cover

Witte Cover

I came across some items at an estate sale that fascinated me. I started researching and cannot find exactly what they are. It looks like some kind of cover, about 5-by-5-inch square, chrome with a Witte logo molded in the middle, and five bolt holes. Carl ...

Origin of Curious Gear System

 I have this old gear system from P.M. Gundlach in Bellville, Illinois, dated 1892 that my brother gave me. I don’t know where he acquired it, but I’m curious about what kind of machine it went on and what that machine was used for. If you know any information about it, I would be ...

Parts and Info for a Friend Engine

 This is a Friend engine, No. 1,856. It’s a 1910 engine – 1 of 10,000 made. Needs parts and information on engine. Call, write, or text.Thank you,Carl Edwards3201 Leith Lane, Apt. 403Louisville, KY 402181-502-377-7422Please send your questions and comments for Flywheel Forum to Gas Engine ...

Governor Needed for Stover

I recently acquired the pictured 16hp Stover, which I plan to use in my sugarcane mill.Some parts are missing, mainly the governor. I am looking for a source of parts and any manufacturer documentation. I have sent an email query to Joe Maurer at the Stover Registry and am awaiting his ...

Schramm Compressor Info Needed

 I’m looking for information for a Schramm compressor outfit like the one shown on Page 4 of the December/January issue. The tag on the block or the engine reads:Schramm Inc. #10260 Type 10 Piston Displacement 15 cubic ft. per minuteI think the engine is a Domestic, but don’t have enough ...

Looking for K Motor Information

 I have an engine that I have not been able to get any information on. There is no tag but "K Motor" is cast in the block. Engine weighs about 70 pounds, and it has a single cylinder and single flywheel. It probably is about 1/2hp with about a 3-inch piston.A mag is connected directly to the ...

Soo Line Spark Plug Information

 Reader Bob Lundberg writes in looking for information on Soo Line spark plugs. Bob writes: “The 2hp Witte that I brought to Florida from Michigan had a Soo Line spark plug. I have tried to research it, but have not found any information. It’s a 1925 engine, and in its ‘running’ days ...

Adapted 2-Cylinder Engine Designs

 I expect many of us have seen this catalog image of a 1918 Schramm compressor outfit, which used two standard hopper-cooled stationary engines linked together (likely made by Domestic, as it appears Schramm never actually produced its own engine); one as the power unit and the other ...

Pine Tree Milking Engine

 The post in the August/September issue from Cliff Jennings about the Pine Tree milking engine prompted me to crawl into the back of one of my engine buildings and refresh my memory of what I had traded for 15 or 20 years ago. I will now drag it out and put it close to the top of my to-do ...

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines