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Gas Engine Magazine October - November 2019

Gas Engine Magazine is a bimonthly publication dedicated to the hobby of collecting antique stationary gas engines. Since 1966, collectors and restorers have turned to Gas Engine Magazine for information about specific models and companies, detailed restorations and event coverage, and to connect with other enthusiasts.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Ogden Publications, Inc.
Fréquence:
Bimonthly
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2 min.
hit-and-miss

New collectors, old collections Just when it starts feeling like the pool of young aspirants to the old iron hobby is drying up, along comes budding engine restoration hobbyist Dana Kehoe. Currently studying automotive technology at the University of Northwestern Ohio, 20-year-old Dana stands as a refreshing reminder that with some encouragement, there are plenty of young enthusiasts out there waiting to be pulled into the old engine hobby. In fact, Dana’s been involved with engines for some time. Mentored by his uncle Jim Faith, Dana first got a 1-½hp John Deere E running, followed by his first full restoration when he was just 15, a 1908 2-¼hp hopper-cooled Galloway, the story of which we featured in the February/March 2016 issue. Recently, Dana finished his second restoration, a 1910 1-¾hp air-cooled Galloway,…

9 min.
flywheel forum

Pine Tree milking engine, Oldsmar memories and more 54/6/1: Pine Tree milking engine The post in the August/September issue from Cliff Jennings about the Pine Tree milking engine prompted me to crawl into the back of one of my engine buildings and refresh my memory of what I had traded for 15 or 20 years ago. I will now drag it out and put it close to the top of my to-do list. While my decal is more readable than Cliff’s, it is not perfect by any means and I am wondering if there are any reproductions of a good one. It does show a milking bucket under the cow. The decal reads, “Cows Adopted Child.” Does anyone have manuals for this engine? Also, does anyone have plans for using a 12-volt…

11 min.
learning the ropes

Dana Kehoe has accomplished a great deal with gasoline engines in his young life. “I began working with engines when I was about 6 years old,” says the 20-year-old student attending the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH). “Mostly I’d help my dad, John Kehoe, with his 800hp 1970 Chevy Nova race car, rebuilding it after races. My family has always been into engines, so I’ve been around it for a long time,” Dana says. “Those vivid memories are what motivated me to go to UNOH.” Dana is earning his Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive/High Performance Technology. At Christmas when Dana was 14 his family members began talking about gas engines. “They’re all part of the Thresherman’s club at Edgerton, Wisconsin,” Dana says, “and we got on the subject because…

6 min.
the 42-year itch

The year was 1976. The United States was celebrating its 200th birthday, Gerald Ford would lose the presidential election in November to Jimmy Carter, Sylvester Stallone’s movie Rocky would win best picture at the Oscars, and in Paducah, Kentucky, Bob Gill and Gene George were on the search for antique gas engines. Bob and Gene had known each other since ninth grade, and worked together. Gene was just starting to become interested in engines at the time, though Bob had been collecting since 1968 (see GEM, June/July 2014). Early in the year, one of their coworkers had mentioned that his wife’s grandfather had two engines for sale near Burna, Kentucky. Due to bad weather and other commitments, Bob and Gene weren’t able to follow up on the lead for a couple…

7 min.
the atlas engine an indiana engine in texas

The Indianapolis Car Works was established during the early 1870s. It manufactured a variety of products upon demand. In 1874 the company was reorganized as the Atlas Works, and again in 1878 as the Atlas Engine Works. The company experienced rapid growth producing stationary steam engines, and in 1880 company officials decided to limit their production to steam engines and boilers. It soon became the largest company in the world devoted exclusively to the manufacture of these products. During the 1880s, Atlas was renowned for its portable farm steam engines and its steam traction engines. In 1897 production was expanded to include gasoline engines and in 1910 Atlas started producing Hvid (thermoil) diesel engines. In 1878 the Atlas Engine Works had 600 employees; by 1902, the company employed approximately 1,500…

7 min.
rock star

The antique rock crusher at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion has been a people pleaser for 40 years, drawing steady crowds to watch and learn as the machine clanks and churns, turning limestone boulders into gravel. With several demonstrations held daily during the annual reunion, which takes place in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, over a five-day stretch ending on Labor Day, volunteers Fred Fleming and Mike Dietze work like a well-oiled machine, tossing limestone into the rock crusher. The two men, both from the Lincoln, Nebraska, area, have been attending the reunion since 1982. They typically arrive at the reunion grounds about a week early to help set up the stationary gas engine area. Part of that involves helping other volunteers haul rock from a nearby quarry to use in the crusher demonstrations. Adding…