Found this to be a fascinating video!!
Nice, I had a 3-1/2hp 1909 New Way once, Loved it
Here's my thermoil RM Hvid 8hp
I have been at a local high school doing demonstrations all day today with my 1 1/2 HP Fairbanks Morse "Z" Dishpan engine. I had 1 small engine class and 2 automotive classes. The kids really enjoyed it. They all had to try and start it by flipping the flywheels over. I gave them a good narrative of the purpose and uses of gasoline engines. Explained function and demonstrated it running. I'm sorry that I did not get a chance to take pictures with the kids around but here are some shots of the engine in the school shop.
Cool!! That's a great teaching tool. In one of my former lives I was a JR High teacher for a couple years. I took a little Hit and Miss engine to school a couple times for a science class and let the kids get a little oil splattered on them. It was fun.
Hey, Randall! Small world, I see on your you tube that Joey McKenzie is playing one of the mandolins Spencer makes. Joey and I have been friends for 40 years, since he was a kid in Jr. High trying to learn to play guitar. He lived in Oregon then, been in Texas for 30 years now. BTW, I just played Spencer's Winter Wonderland for the opening song on my December 2nd Christmas radio show, as I have every year since I got his Christmas Along the Crooked Road CD.
Did I ever send you those Stromberg screws??
Hers an old Hercules JK I redone a few years ago for a winter project>
Ok here's mine earlier this fall. I posted it on another forum with the quote, "Cut your own firewood and it will warm you twice" Henry Ford.
1917 Economy, 7hp, with original drop frame cart and clutch pulley, just as it came from the Sears and Roebuck catalog.
Marvin, that's really cool. I could listen to that one-lunger chuckle away all day long!
Thats cool Stan,when they get the Bristol project done I'll send you a copy,Spencer is around 15 instruments behind,he has them in Canda,England,France.
Stan you sent the screws!thanks again and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Our club in Moruya, on the south coast of New South Wales, has this lovely old 6HP York in its care. Made in York PA by the Flinchbaugh family, it was restored by the club with the aid of a grant from the local Shire council because it is reputed to be the first internal combustion engine to come to our town in 1906 We think its around 1904 manufacture It's the only 6HP known to exist in Australia. You can see more info on the engine here. http://matama.weebly.com/ Look under "projects" where you'll also find an historically important 20' bed Granite lathe
I found this in a barn in 2011,its a 12hp whitte oil burner
Those old side-shaft engines are so cool, I have always wanted one but never had one. They are the rarest of the early engines.
I hope I get to meet you sometime, you are one widely-diversified talented person!
Neat pic and neat set-up, I still wish I hadn't sold my Economy 1-1/2 HP engine years ago--but at least the guy I sold it to restored it.