Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here are two engines I just bought. The first one is a 1933 McCormick Deering M 1 1/2 h.p. This engine was built the last year they made these engines. It has the new style diaphram fuel pump and was originally painted red. It was completely rebuild and it runs good. The second engine is a 1927 Fairbanks Morse Z 2 h.p. It has a type R magneto it looks to be in very good condition also. I bought these locally at an estate auction.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This is the first engine I aquired. My grandpa bought it for me when I was 11 years old. The first picture was taken right after we got it running. The second picture is me farming. I ran this tractor for hours in grandpa's garden. I got a cultivator with it, and I also put a blade on it and pushed snow. A few years later grandpa built a riding sulky for it and I rode it for several years. I want to restore it some day.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
This is a Doyle hedge trimmer I bought last fall. I don't have it running yet but it shouldn't take much to make it work. It has a 2 cycle engine and a flexible shaft drive. I think the hubcaps are really neat. I am looking for more info on the Doyle engines and what machines they were used on.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
This is a Quick Lift weed mower from my collection. It has a modified Maytag 92. There are not many of these around. It has been restored but I am not brave enough to try to start it. I have a couple pictures of the original patent drawings. Any more info would be appreciated.