‘When I purchased the Super MTA the engine had been run
without water in the radiator and the engine was locked up, the
Torque Amplifier was out. I completely rebuilt the engine with new
sleeves, pistons, rings, valves, valve guides, springs, bearings,
etc. and rebuilt the Torque Amplifier. I replaced a lot of other
parts. I ordered new and used parts from Pennsylvania, Indiana,
Iowa, Ohio, and Kentucky. I went to tractor wrecking yards for such
parts as belt pulley, remote control valve and the special tool
box, that was sold by IHC as an extra attachment for the old
Farmall H and M tractor to bolt onto the headlight crossbar.
‘I am a member of the Smokey Mountain Antique Engine and
Tractor Association, and am on the board of directors.’ King
planned to show his MTA for the first time at the club’s show
in Pigeon Forge on June 21 and 22.
‘There have been many conversions of the twin cylinder
Maytag, and I have done several of them myself,’ writes Marvin
Frahm of Box 406, Oakland, Illinois 61943. ‘Since I have a
fruit jar model Maytag, I thought I should have a ‘jelly
jar’ model to go with it. These pictures are the result. I
inverted one cylinder, cut the fins off the flywheel, made a new
carburetor, and added the ‘jelly jar’ for the fuel tank.
The base is from a gas burner under a very old hot water heater. I
also removed the kick starter ratchet and added a little flat