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I have an engine, about a 1 or 2 horse horizontal. This engine
has no name or numbers on it. There is a design on the side of the
water jacket like this
The valve and cam system resembles that of Associated engine.
This engine has the fuel mixer missing, perhaps someone can help me
with this engine.
WALT CELLEY, R.R. 1, Cabot, Vermont 05647 writes: 'I am
seeking information on a 6 HP Otto engine I recently purchased in
Pennsylvania, serial #14432, last patent date September 11, 1894.
This is a side shaft engine with vertical fly ball governor and is
tank-cooled. Would like to know the date of manufacture, color and
what the original cooling tank looks like. Will greatly appreciate
any of the above information. Phone 802-563-2201.
LARRY F. HARPSTER, Box 113A, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylania
16865 wants you to look at his tractor picture and perhaps give him
some data on it: 'Recently I acquired a 1948 Empire tractor
(model 90), and would appreciate any information the readers could
supply about the tractor. The only reference I could find about it
is in Gray's Agriculture Tractor 1855-1950. The tractor uses
Willy's Jeep engine, transmission, and transfer case. The firm
started production in 1946 and went out of business about 1950 or
so. I believe they must be quite scarce, as the serial number on
mine is only 5364. I would appreciate finding out the original
color, and would like to hear from anyone who has an Empire
tractor, or knows anything about them. Enclosed is a photo of the
My compliments on your magazine. I have enjoyed it for nearly
four years, and look forward to each issue.'
'CHUCK' GARRETT, JR., 2660 Delaware Drive, Florissant,
Missouri 63033 tells us: 'This is a report on the progress on
my Maytag powered Monitor lawn mower. I have a roster of
approximately 20 owners. Have received lots of nice letters and
some photos. The mowers run from brand new, still in crate to just
the engine. Each time I've been about to wrap it up, I'll
get another answer. I should have a fairly complete history with an
interview of the company's owner and other interesting
information on this company by fall. Right now, I'm working on
my 6 HP F-M, plus getting my newly acquired Delco light plant going
and getting it ready for summer show season.'
I have a letter here from HARRY L. RITTER, R.R. 5, Box 127,
Fulton (and that's all the address says, can't see which
state it was or zip code but I'm going to print the letter
anyhow as it may be of some help to you folks): 'Well, spring
is here at last and I have grease under my fingernails again. Not
much with old iron though. Have been busy with lawn mowers.
In May-June GEM, Tom Jensen told how to make low tension coils.
I got Model T coils at an auction. The boxes were falling apart. I
took the core and coarse winding and wrapped them with electrical
tape and attached an alligator lip to each wire. It makes a good
coil, 12 or 6 volt. Can also be used as an electro magnet for those
dropped pieces of hardware - use only 6 volts as it will heat up on
12 volts. Next to the Bible, GEM is next!'
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