11/19/2010 10:17:10 AM
Select photos from the 2010 Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Assn. Show in Portland, Ind.
11/16/2010 2:27:30 PM
Any gas engine enthusiast will tell you that half the fun of collecting engines is the hunt.
11/16/2010 1:47:49 PM
Young Iron profile of Andrew Evans.
11/12/2010 11:53:30 AM
Ever since people started collecting antique tractors and antique gas engines, the big question regarding restoration has always been, “How far do you go?”
10/25/2010 11:54:12 AM
European gas engines at Nuenen show illustrate differences in style and design between European and American gas engines.
10/14/2010 11:50:42 AM
The ingenuity and creativity of gas engine enthusiasts is well illustrated through homemade hit-and-miss gas engines.
10/8/2010 2:50:12 PM
Rob Skinner's goal in restoring gas engines is to make them look as original as possible. To that end, he needs to paint the parts and then age them to the tune of a hundred years, giving new parts an antique finish.
9/28/2010 3:20:34 PM
"Young Iron" profile of antique gas engine collector Spenser Rynne, Kennebunk, ME.
7/26/2010 3:41:38 PM
Lester Bowman's impressive 1/3-scale model of a 2 HP Pacific vapor engine.
7/26/2010 12:00:33 PM
Purchasing and restoring an Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine became an adventure for one antique gas engine collector and his engine club – Part 6.
7/23/2010 1:43:16 PM
This Witte drag saw restoration was a project 60 years in the making.
7/22/2010 3:41:14 PM
August 21, 2010 is shaping up to be an interesting day for old iron auctions.
7/14/2010 1:37:03 PM
The first Mo-Kan and Lathrop Model Engine show drew scale model engine enthusiasts from across the country on May 22, 2010.
5/4/2010 12:06:32 PM
This is Fred Ballard, 87 years young, and his son, Tom, of Holmes, N.Y., with three of their engines - a 6 HP Fairbanks-Morse ZC, 2 HP Taylor vacuum engine and 1-1/2 HP Fuller & Johnson.
5/4/2010 12:00:15 PM
Gas engine auction results from the 2010 George Jacobs III Consignment Sale.
5/4/2010 11:50:57 AM
Information request for an unidentified car engine.
5/4/2010 11:42:15 AM
Information request for a 4-1/2 HP United gas engine.
5/4/2010 11:28:46 AM
Information request for a Witte gas engine in the U.K.
5/3/2010 2:26:41 PM
An adventure in restoration.
5/3/2010 12:50:53 PM
Peter Rooke continues restoration of a 1-3/4 HP Monarch.
4/30/2010 2:43:21 PM
Young Iron profile of Nate Smith, Brookville, Pa.
4/29/2010 2:12:48 PM
Abandoned East Texas cotton gin yields two Fairbanks-Morse engines.
4/29/2010 1:45:14 PM
Collector gives 1913 6 HP Associated engine a fresh lease on life.
4/8/2010 10:00:42 AM
Ryan Collins' essay "The Mechanics of Life."
3/10/2010 1:22:44 PM
Peter Rooke begins restoring a 1-3/4 HP Monarch badged by Nelson Bros.
3/9/2010 9:48:16 AM
Young Iron profile of Kevin Lightcap and Joe Alizieri.
3/9/2010 9:00:32 AM
Difficulty identifying the make and model of an old Briggs & Stratton powered motor scooter.
3/9/2010 8:53:32 AM
Another fine example of the model gas engines built from castings and drawings designed by Joe M. Tochtrop.
3/9/2010 8:47:17 AM
Stiles Bradley's unidentified aircraft engine.
2/15/2010 2:47:53 PM
Tom Jamboretz's scale-model Economy made from a casting kit designed by Joe Tochtrop.
12/28/2009 2:55:40 PM
Part 3 of purchasing and restoring an Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine.
12/28/2009 12:43:24 PM
A profile of 16-year-old gas engine collector Greg Acklery of Schuylerville, NY.
12/24/2009 11:20:05 AM
Scratch-built marine engine finds a home in a great old boat.
12/24/2009 11:12:37 AM
Information request for a Ford engine.
12/24/2009 11:04:52 AM
Information request for Alpha De Laval gas engine.
12/24/2009 11:00:06 AM
Questions about a Delco and an unknown engine
11/5/2009 11:53:26 AM
With the passing of Glenn Karch, the gas engine community loses one its finest.
10/30/2009 1:08:30 PM
Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-breed engine, Part 2
Labor of Love, Part 2
By Andrew Mackey
Editor’s note: The following is the unedited version of Part 2 of a multi-part series about the purchase, retrieval and restoration of an Oil City Boiler Works/South Penn cross-
10/22/2009 3:04:30 PM
Gaggle of gas engines at annual Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club show in Baraboo, Wis.
9/16/2009 10:25:05 AM
A video previewing the gas engines up for bid in the Gary Parker Collection auction.
7/28/2009 4:58:32 PM
Background on a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z with compressor.
7/28/2009 4:02:28 PM
Peter Rooke explains the fundamentals of magnetism and describes how to make your own magnet charger - Part 1 of 2
7/16/2009 11:58:36 AM
From the late 1970s through the 1980s, one of the most familiar names in Gas Engine Magazine was Bud Motry. He was a frequent contributor and provided many in-depth articles regarding gas engine restoration.
7/14/2009 9:53:51 AM
South Dakotan Dave Thompson stays close to his roots with his Sandwich Mfg. Co. collection.
6/16/2009 11:00:14 AM
“I have an engine that I can’t find the make of. ...”
6/9/2009 4:40:16 PM
Here are some photos and specifications for two Ohlsson & Rice Tiny Tiger Model 350 miniature generator sets.
6/9/2009 4:31:09 PM
What is the machine pictured in a 1909 photo of Brainerd, MN?
6/8/2009 3:51:01 PM
Gas engine auction results from the George Jacob III Consignment Sale, March 28, 2009, Kutztown, Pa.
5/7/2009 4:46:07 PM
Sprywheel garden tractor information
5/7/2009 4:35:37 PM
Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society participates in the Oil 150 Celebration.
5/7/2009 1:44:14 PM
Full-scale Economic model
4/28/2009 4:47:55 PM
Electric cars were quite popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially among ladies, who were then thought to be too delicate to crank an internal combustion engine.
4/1/2009 10:46:01 AM
Another great scratch-built gas engine model
3/30/2009 5:01:49 PM
Young Iron profile of John Ridings, Darlington, Pa.
1/27/2009 4:10:38 PM
A 1909 Famous vertical engine in original, pristine condition is the heart of an Indiana collection.
1/22/2009 3:20:14 PM
Making a scale-model Pacific.
1/22/2009 12:31:59 PM
Young Iron profile of Jordan Friedrich.
11/14/2008 4:09:04 PM
Sterling diesel engine info request.
10/9/2008 9:24:36 AM
Verne Kindschi passes the company records to Stan Johnson.
10/9/2008 9:18:23 AM
This upright puzzler holds a lot of secrets.
10/9/2008 9:03:20 AM
Wayne Grenning sold most of his collection to buy this gem of an engine.
10/8/2008 4:36:00 PM
Running and maintaining a 2-cycle drag saw is easy and straightforward.
10/8/2008 4:31:15 PM
I received a 1917 4 HP Vaughan New Style drag saw from a neighbor for free because it had been sitting outdoors for almost 60 years being trampled by cows in the mud. The piston was stuck, the wood frame was almost completely rotted away, and the chain drive and other drag saw parts were almost completely rusted through. It looked to be un-salvageable because of its bad shape. Our neighbor was going to scrap it, but because he found out that I collect these things he decided to let me have it.
10/8/2008 4:23:25 PM
A battered barn find becomes a beauty
10/8/2008 8:58:03 AM
A lot of TLC turns a run-down Domestic mud pump into quite a looker
10/7/2008 2:34:54 PM
Tips and tricks for preparing your antique engines for show season.
10/7/2008 2:27:53 PM
The 1993 article described how, in around 1880, farmer, carpenter and maple sugar maker Henry Adams of Wilmington, Vt., designed and built wooden tanks to hold maple sap. The design was patented. The tanks were built in a shop attached to the farmhouse with the assistance of Henry’s two sons, Walter and Leslie. In 1900, Walter later assumed ownership of the farm and business.
10/7/2008 10:53:44 AM
I found my Woolery engine at a sale about 40 years ago near Buffalo, Minn. It stood on a concrete mounting under one end of a long line shaft in the engine room of a machine shed. The shaft ran through the engine room wall into a machine shop where five or six machines could be belted to it.
10/6/2008 9:01:17 AM
Short-lived collaboration yields collectible engine
10/3/2008 4:47:22 PM
Peter Rooke finishes a tough IHC restoration project
10/3/2008 4:33:51 PM
I was lucky to be a youngster at the tail end of steam, and am forever imprinted with that experience. I put it down to being enveloped in those clouds of smoke and steam at the railway station, and then the train ride with the coach windows wide open so as to be sure to catch the engine's smoky breath. I remember steam trucks with their chain drives working at the docks and dribbling hot embers along the road. Out in the country, the road crews were still using steam road rollers. Great fun for us kids, when we got to play on one after the workmen had left for the day. Today, finding a steamer takes more effort, but take me within sniffing distance of one and I can home in on it with just as much vigor as locating that first cup of “Joe” in the morning.
10/3/2008 4:08:23 PM
These fantastic photos of Ruston & Hornsby engines in action in Iraq came to us through Ron Page of Australia. Ron’s son, Jason, is in the Australian Army, and got a hold of these photos taken by another group of soldiers. The following is the description that came with the photos, provided by Australian soldier Tony Kuilboer:
10/3/2008 3:47:02 PM
In early 2004, a neighbor, Bob, was visiting me and saw some of my engines. He said he had his father’s engine, which I should take. It was an International LLB 3-5 HP. Soon after I picked it up, it was putt-putting just like new.
10/3/2008 2:29:03 PM
Some engines are worth the hassle. Take Dave Rotigel’s 1920 11 HP Austral oil engine, for instance.
10/3/2008 1:53:17 PM
One of the least known Pennsylvania engine manufactures was M.B. Landis. Milton lived in eastern Lancaster County on a farm along Route 30 in Strasburg.
10/3/2008 11:51:41 AM
An excerpt from Glenn Karch’s new book: The Kewanee Engine Story
10/3/2008 11:48:27 AM
Well, almost: This 8 HP International Harvester is 99 percent
10/3/2008 10:59:48 AM
A Nelson Bros. KracKerJack restoration
10/3/2008 10:49:32 AM
Rare Ziegler-Schryer engine comes with remarkable history
10/3/2008 10:05:14 AM
John E. Gilson was the third generation in his family to be involved with the Gilson Mfg. Co. of Port Washington, Wis., his father, John Gilson, being president, and his grandfather, Theodore Gilson, co-founder of the company in 1850.
10/3/2008 9:27:38 AM
A 6 HP Gilson restoration comes down to the wire before the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion
10/2/2008 4:32:34 PM
Two men, nearly a world apart, find commonality in engines
10/2/2008 4:29:44 PM
An engine shines after years deteriorating in the dirt
10/2/2008 4:06:03 PM
What’s found on the farm, stays on the farm
10/2/2008 3:58:45 PM
Canadian engine sparks an enthusiast’s restoration interests
10/2/2008 3:54:47 PM
The extreme belching of smoke from a long, gray exhaust pipe filled the air, floating east with the breeze, as the loud clanking of the great engine beat with rhythmic precision.
10/2/2008 3:41:39 PM
A supremely rare Holland engine, restored for a friend’s joy.
10/2/2008 3:27:31 PM
100-plus-year-old building home to old Fairbanks engines
10/2/2008 3:24:44 PM
Group effort brings a beautiful engine back to life
10/2/2008 3:20:19 PM
What is the likelihood of the same person finding not one, but two very old, rare, square pushrod Stover gas engines in the same geographical area within 37 serial numbers of each other?
10/2/2008 2:23:19 PM
Mysteries abound in the engine-selling history of Flint & Walling
10/2/2008 1:53:57 PM
A 15 HP Fairbanks-Morse lives the high life as a firefighter
10/2/2008 1:47:55 PM
Having nearly finished the engine, the cart was next on the agenda. A telephone call resulted in a visit to a nearby farm, where timber was salvaged from the roof of an out-building that was being demolished. Once home, the timber was painstakingly de-nailed, then put through a planer to clean it up, reducing it to 2 inches-by-3-1/4 inches.
10/2/2008 1:42:10 PM
The flywheels, as befitting an early Amanco, are 2-1/4 inches wide and 18 inches in diameter. They were very rusted so I decided to try and machine them to remove the majority of the pitting from the sides and face.
10/2/2008 1:34:09 PM
Part three in a five-part series: Restoring an Amanco 2-1/4 HP Hired Man
10/2/2008 12:05:57 PM
Conrods and Pistons Restoring an Amanco 2 1 4 HP Hired Man February 2006 by Peter Rooke The connecting rod presented a major problem as it was badly twisted and there was also a crack in the casting, which
10/2/2008 12:01:53 PM
I arrived home with my first stationary engine to be greeted by my wife’s unhelpful comments about a lump of rusty old metal and questions about my sanity. She found it difficult to visualize the mound on the garage floor could eventually become a restored, gleaming, working engine: It would take me almost a year to complete.
10/2/2008 11:49:36 AM
Rare 12 HP Badger Engine Rescued from Harsh Wisconsin Weather and Brought Back to Life
10/2/2008 11:18:35 AM
George Martin used to build B-24 bombers and wing sections for the A-20 Havoc. He shoveled tons of coal as a Santa Fe Railroad fireman, worked as a Naval Air Corps electrician, and delivered the mail for 30 years while farming at the same time. However, to this long-retired Northeastern Missouri native son, none of those experiences quite compare to restoring engines or getting creative in the woodshop.
10/2/2008 11:02:24 AM
This engine started as a rumor among friends at shows, with several talking of a sideshaft engine near Prairie Home, Mo., and how the family would not sell. We've all heard about these things, and some people get the chance to break the chain of “I won't sell.” Dad and I never got that chance with this engine.