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TAG : Old Iron Questions

Help with Identifying “Milker” Engine

  Unidentified engine, cleaned up and painted. My name is Cliff Jennings, My father is Marlyn Jennings. He is an avid collector of hit-and-miss engines and has been for years. He has enjoyed reading your magazine for years and is looking for a bit of help. He’s 84 and doesn’t write so ...

Help with Unidentified Air-Cooled Engine

Unidentified air-cooled engineBore & stroke: 3-1/2in x 5inFlywheels: 16in x 1-3/8inCooling: Six cooling fins on 1-inch centers, 1-inch deepIgnition: Likely spark plug with battery and coilGoverning: Appears to be hit-and-miss, flywheel governorStarting: Flip-out hand crank built into ...

Is This a Daniel Best Engine?

Photo by Jack Alexander.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 a 1891 Daniel Best engine, one of three images received from Greg Johnson and taken by ...

Replacement Springs for Sattley Engine

Reader Bill Gingerich is hoping someone can help him with a 7hp Sattley he has. Specifically, Bill is looking for replacement springs for the governor and valves, and for full specifications on the engine, which Bill says is missing its tag. If you can help Bill, write or call him at the ...

Westinghouse Light Plant Wiring Diagrams

Bob Mitchell's Westinghouse 32-volt, Type E, Model 60. (Photos courtesy of Bob Mitchell).Reader Bob Mitchell writes in looking for information on a Westinghouse light plant he has. Bill writes: “I recently acquired a Westinghouse 32-volt light and power plant, Type E, Model 60. It is 1,500 ...

What Engine for Clutch Pulley?

Photo by Ray FisherReader Ray Fisher sends in photos of parts from a clutch pulley he’s come across, asking if anyone might know what engine it was designed to fit. Ray notes that it came in a box of parts accompanying a small Fairbanks-Morse engine. If anyone has information, please contact ...

Blueprints for an Ironwood Engine

Photo by Bob JohnsonReader Bob Johnson contacted us asking about acquiring drawings for or access to an Ironwood engine so he can make his own drawings of the engine. Ironwood engines were built as a course project by students at Roosevelt High School in Ironwood, Michigan, between ...

Looking for an Ohlsson & Rice Tiny Tiger Generator Part

Photo by Tyler DanielsReader Tyler Daniels writes in asking for help sourcing a carburetor diaphragm for his Model 300 Ohlsson & Rice Tiny Tiger generator. “It would run fine if it had a new carburetor diaphragm,” Tyler writes. “I’m requesting information on this engine, and any ...

Did Fairbanks-Morse Ever Make a 17 hp Z?

Photo by Cristy MillerReader Cristy Miller, Nappanee, Indiana, has come into possession of a very interesting 17 hp Fairbanks-Morse Z, and he’s hoping to learn more about it as it’s not an engine Fairbanks-Morse ever cataloged, nor does it appear in any available literature. Cristy ...

Unidentified Estate Sale Engine

 Photo by Dale RieppelDale Rieppel bought this engine at an estate sale one block from his house. “What caught my attention was the Fairbanks magneto on the engine,” Dale says, adding, “My grandson Keegan Murphy and I restored it and got it running. We take it to shows and pump water ...

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