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'He drilled a hole for a spark plug and made the camshaft,
carburetor, rocker arm, push rods and everything else to make it
run and it even runs backwards. You could almost classify this in
What is It department. It is magneto fired for ignition.
This letter was sent by EVERETT ALTHAUS, 706 Pennsylvania
Avenue, Mendota, Illinois 61342. He sent it in for Mr. Waller.
Comment on colors comes from ROBERT A. JOHNSON, Route 2, Box
358, Canyon, Texas 79015 as he states: 'I am writing this
because there seems to be some confusion about the proper color for
Monitor engines. I have some N.O.S. Parts and they are painted two
different colors. Some are close to the I.H.C. red. The others are
a dark grey, about the shade of Rustoleum's hotrod grey primer,
except it is glossy.
'I own a 4 HP #6914 which was built in 1912 that is red. I
also have a 1 HP #39092 which was built much later that is
grey. I have no idea when the color change was made. I hope this
will help some of the people.'
Here comes our paragraph of short letters which I'm sure
will help those requesting information. First one comes from KEN G.
LINNUM, W227N4027 LN TR LN, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072 who has two
engines he has restored, but doesn't know the year of
manufacture and would like some help. One is a 2 HP Witte, S.N.
B20338. The other is a Lindsay Alamo Type A, 1 HP, S.N. 78260. CARL
HATCH, R.D. #4, Box 277, Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848 wishes someone
out in Engine Land would show him how to wire up a Model T coil to
run an engine that has a Webster magneto and igniter as magneto is
dead. He would appreciate a diagram. JACK L. ALEXANDER, 92 North
White Road, San Jose, California 95127 has a 1920 Aermotor pump
engine and the Aermotor pump and he would like to know the original
colors. Also would appreciate knowing if anyone is remanufacturing
gas tanks for Model GP John Deere tractors. BILLY BRITT, Box 336,
Beech Bluff, Tennessee 38313 is planning a vacation to Raymond,
Washington next year and would like to correspond with individual
collectors and clubs nearest to Raymond to find out show dates in
that area. MARK C. PACK, 737 Stratford Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
84106 has acquired an 8 HP Ingeco gas engine with hit and miss
governor, ignitor with battery and coil, RPM 325, NO. 4024 Type AN.
He would like to hear from someone that has one like it. BRUCE
CROWN, 3333 Main Street, Chula Vista, California 92011 recently
acquired a horizontal cyl. 2-cycle engine, bore 9', stroke
12', flywheel 54' O.D. fuel injection, make unknown (maybe
F-M) has casting numbers preceded by the letters YG. Any
information in identifying this engine will be appreciated. JIM
OSNES, 16420 Fillmore, Brighton, Colorado, R.R. 2,80601 needs to
find information on a 20 HP Cushman 2 cylinder vertical headless
Model 77, S.N. 520. Would like year of mfg., color and how to set
it up as it is a basket case, but complete. It has a magneto and a
pair of coils and would like to know if they are used together or
separately. He also thanks those who helped identify his Stewart
Little Wonder Sheep Shearing Engine. EARL LOAR, 308 E. Harvard,
Fresno, California 93794, 209-222-4668 would like to know if
someone could help him with data on the Bates and Edmonds Motor Co.
of Lansing, Michigan and when they built the Bull Dog and Bull Pup
engines., When were the different models built? H. ROSSOW, Box 15,
Weston, Idaho 83286 would like to hear from someone who has an F-M
Model 1B-1, 2 HP engine and anyone who has a Wisconsin, Model AN4.
EUGENE THOMPSON, 105 Hawbrook, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 would
like to correspond with other Rock Island owners. He recently
purchased one of these engines and needs help. The identification
tag is missing from the engine and he desires to know the HP,
original color, striping, etc. S.N. is stamped on water jacket and
is 89362. The bore is 41/8' and stroke is
5'. BURTON E. ALDRICH, Box 129, Farnham, New York 14061 needs
information on the New Way Motor Company, Lansing, Michigan,
especially on their water-cooled vertical engine. JAMES C.
BEAUCHAMP, 27855 West California, Lathrup Village, Michigan 48076
has been attending shows for about 15 years but just recently
purchased his first engine. He needs help as to color, striping,
age, etc. and also tank information. The engine is a Witte with the
magneto in the flywheel, throttling governor, S.N. 92744X Special.
VICTOR TAYLOR, Route 2, Box 323, Faison, North Carolina 28341 has
just purchased a Freeport engine mfg. by Stover Engine Works,
Freeport, Illinois-2 HP, speed 375, YA600, S.N. VA 15622. He would
like to know how old the engine is and any other data. PAT
JENNINGS, Box 45, Murrieta, California 92362 recently acquired a
Wallis tractor of 4-wheel design, 15 HP, S.N. 23344 and would like
to know the original color, approximate year of mfg., type of
carburetion and any other tidbits. THOMAS E. STRANKO, 2478
Stephanie Lane, Binghamton, New York 13903 collects inboard marine
engines and would be happy to swap, free of charge, catalog and
manual information or pictures with anyone out in
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