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Gas Engine Magazine October - November 2017

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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English
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Ogden Publications, Inc.
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2 min.
hit-and-miss

Finding engines It wasn’t all that long ago that a dedicated engine man could pretty much guarantee himself that with enough looking he could find the fabled “engine in the barn.” Once upon a time, it seemed like you couldn’t go into an old barn without tripping over an abandoned engine. But as time passed those engines slowly got found, and the next thing you know it seems like all the good finds have, well, been found. Yet just when you start thinking the well’s running dry, somebody trips across another fantastic engine lost to time, sitting quietly in the dark corner of a barn, still in its work clothes and looking very much as it did when last run. That’s exactly what South Dakota engine man Dave Thompson found when he…

3 min.
flywheel forum

52/6/1: Shaw Du-All Reader Brandon Rasmussen is looking for information regarding a Shaw Du-All he recently acquired. Brandon writes: “I need help identifying a Shaw Du-All that has recently come into my possession. It’s a walk-behind tractor and I want to restore it back to functionality. I could really use some help in identifying the model. Any help would be greatly appreciated.” We don’t have much information on the Du-All walk-behind tractors, save for the fact they were first introduced in 1933 and used Briggs & Stratton engines. Brandon’s Du-All appears to be equipped with a Briggs Model Z, which was produced from 1931 to 1949. If anyone can help Brandon, please drop him a line. Brandon Rasmussen kd8ncy.br@gmail.com 52/6/2: Maytag paint Don Newcomb called in recently asking if we knew the correct paint…

3 min.
52/6/6: gem experts

Are you knowledgeable about a specific company or engine? Help keep our old engines running by sharing your knowledge. Send an email to editor@gasenginemag azine.com to add your expertise and contact information to the list. Updated regularly, you can also find it at: www.gasenginemag azine.com/GEM-experts • Air-cooled (Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, etc., valve and carb repair): Robert Blin, (319) 377- 3339 bblin@bser.com • Alamo: Gary Calvin, (517) 368-5895 g.calvin@hotmail.com • Alma/McVicker: Roger Eldred, 10750 S. Vroman Rd., Shepherd, MI 48883 roaks35@aol.com • Associated/United igniters: Jim Albaitis, Ludington, MI (231) 843-4442 jim@gyhtech.com • Althaus & Ewing registry: Mark Shulaw, Bluffton, OH frappi@wcoil.com • Babbitt bearings/rebabbiting misc. engine machining: Larry Bunch wendyrocky2@gmail.com • Briggs & Stratton: Gene and Jessie Burmeister, Kewaunee, WI (920) 255-6193 aircooledobsession@hotmail.com • Buzz coils: John Weymiller, Box 427, Eitzen, MN 55931 (507) 495-3256 • Cars/1915 and earlier…

8 min.
family jewel

This vintage Gade engine not only held up under more than a half century of use, it survived for practically 100 years under the care of the original owner’s grandson. Approximately 100 years after this Gade 6 hp gas engine was set up to elevate grain at Sid Abild’s rural Wakonda, South Dakota, farm sometime around 1918, it was rolled out of the nowvintage granary and onto a flatbed trailer, bound for a new home. Arden Abild, Sid’s grandson, had been storing the engine since 1995 when he left the construction industry and returned to the family farm. Among his reasons for hanging onto the engine was the fact that he grew up using it and learning about its longtime history with the Abild family. A family heirloom “My dad, who passed away in…

4 min.
hot air

It may seem unusual for a museum dedicated to the preservation, display and education about internal combustion engines to consider featuring external combustion hot air engines at their annual show, but that is just what the Coolspring Power Museum did for their spring show on June 15-17, 2017. In doing so, the museum recognized the contribution this type of engine made to the industrial revolution, and the show was a great success thanks to the excellent cooperation and hard work of the Coolspring Power Museum’s volunteer staff. Hot air engines Hot air engines are a category of external combustion engines that operate on the alternate heating and cooling of a mass of air in an enclosed space. The resulting raising and lowering of the air pressure is used to drive a power…

5 min.
the cushman connection

Galen Perron has been fascinated by Cushman engines since he was a boy of 9 or 10. Initially, he was like the kid in the candy shop, bedazzled by the variety. “There were so many different models and types,” he says. “And they were on everything, from lawn mowers to scooters.” Eventually though, it was the line’s innovation that reeled him in. “Cushman was way ahead of their time,” he says. “Their competitors’ engines were much heavier. Cushman used lighter castings. They were innovative in a lot of ways. They were always making changes to the engines to make them better. Like the way the valves were configured: Cushman had them in line with each other. Normally you only see that on really high-price engines.” Hooked, Galen began building a collection at…