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TAG : Old Iron Questions

Unknown Antique Marine Engine

 Photo courtesy of Charles WiseI was recently asked to help with the restoration of this antique marine engine that found its way down to the Chesapeake Bay from the Canadian Maritime Provinces. It appears to be a 2-stroke, three-port, dome-head monobloc jump-start engine. There are no ...

Smaller Babbit Pour Spout Sizes?

Photo courtesy of Ray FisherI have an old babbit bearing pour spout for engines. It is 30 inches long and 7 inches wide at the top. It is missing the stand. Have readers seen smaller sizes?Photo courtesy of Ray FisherRay Fisher (520) 861-0181 hammerblow55@gmail.comPlease send your questions ...

Several Questions About Unknown Engine

Photo courtesy of Dave LeesI bought this engine recently. I restored it and it runs beautifully. It has a 3-3/4-inch piston and battery ignition. The flywheel is 16 inches in diameter. I’d like to know if any readers know what make it is, where it was built, how old it is and about what ...

Seeking Sieverkropp Engine Information

Photo courtesy of Ellie Forgach.My father, Peter Forgach, has a 1910 Sieverkropp engine. He is hoping to connect with others who may be able to provide information such as how many were manufactured in 1910 and approximate value. My father does not use email but you can email me, and I will ...

Westman Engine Piston Ring Holes

 These piston rings are out of an early Westman manufactured by Enterprise Machine Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are 4-1/4 inches in diameter and 7/16-inch wide. The subject of interest are the tiny holes through the ring steps; nobody can figure out the reason for their being there. They ...

John Smyth or Economy Engine?

My dad bought this engine sometime between 1915-1920. He used it in the 1940s for various chores around the farm. The last duty was to run the clothes washer. The washer sat on the porch and the engine sat out in the yard connected with a flat belt. Sometimes my mom had trouble starting it, so ...

Novo S Conundrum

 I have a conundrum I hope you can solve. I think this is an early Novo S. As you can see in the pictures, this unit has no breather tube and it also has no breather holes in the back bearing cap. It does, however, have a small breathing pipe on the backside. Also, the castings have S numbers ...

Remington Oil Engine Information

I have found a Remington oil engine in a barn. I don’t know whether to buy it to restore, or sell it as is. How rare is this engine? How much is it worth as it sits, running or restored? I saw this engine for eight years as I picked up my milk. I always loved it. Now the farm is sold, and the ...

Is this a Trencher?

I’m not expecting this to get published in your magazine; I’m just curious as to what this piece of equipment is that’s been in the woods behind our house ever since we moved here almost 12 years ago – and was probably there for decades before that. The wheel says “National Drill Mfg. ...

Fairmont Type QM Help Requested

 I have a Fairmont Type QM 6 hp engine that belonged to my late father. I’d like to get it running again, but I know very little about it. I am hoping that you can help me. I would like to know what gasoline to use (leaded, unleaded, and what octane?), what oil to mix (regular motor oil, ...

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