- and he wants a thousand quid for it! Poor, hopeful soul.
Like the E-bay man with the Vincent Marine Engine (lifeboat, not Amanda)
that wanted to start at £7,500.
Of course we will.
Nil bid ...............
Just to prove that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I find it very
attractive - not to the tune of £1000 though!
ebay usually has a selection of horizontal Maytag engines available in the
USA, but the earlier verticals crop up far less often and to see one in the
UK is very unusual.
They are not that uncommon, despite what is being said in the adverts,
we saw a couple at Portland, the best one is at:
Think that was $350 or thereabouts IIRC. There is also a flat twin on
the floor below just in the RH corner of the picture, twins were about
$250+ for unrestored engines.
Still wish I had bought the John Deere V4.....
I am embarrassed to admit that this is the first time I have had a proper
look at your Portland visit report - WOW, what an event. As if the fabulous
display of engines on show (approx how many?) wasn't enough, the sale area
looks like it presented temptations at every turn.
My wife has relatives in Aurora Indiana, trouble is they are on the wrong
side of a family feud - looks like it might be time to start building
John Deer V4 starter engine doesn't do a lot for me, but I have always
fancied one of the air cooled V4's (Wisconsin?) which appeared on the cover
of SEM a few years ago.
We've said before we have similar tastes Nick, I thought the vee four
Wisconsin looked good, too. Without balance shafts, they must have a
dreadful rocking couple.
I bet you got all excited over the WW1 airship generator, too!
It's well worth the expense to go, we were seriously impressed by the
scale and variety of stuff there, and there is only tractors and
engines, no steam, no bikes, no cars, no plastic toy vendors.
The JD V4 was attractive because it was so small, you can gauge the
size by the bits in the background, and although it was small it was a
complete running unit, add a tank and a pulley and off you go..
The air-cooled V4 Wisconsins are pretty plentiful over there, and not
that uncommon over here, Dan Howden and his father had one, he may
still have it.
"J K Siddorn" wrote:-
Thought so. I have a WWI vintage Douglas (sadly without dynamo). If I were
ever lucky enough to aquire the German version I suppose they would have to
be kept at opposite ends of the garden separated by a couple of lines of
trenches and barbed wire!
That's right - we had a load of Wisconsins at one point. The V4 was a
lovely engine, sounds lovely at full throttle, trouble was being 20bhp and
petrol it was a bit thirsty. Sadly it had to go as part of my collection
dispersal, I know where there's an AC4 in-line 4 cylinder Wisconsin
(ex-myself) which is for sale if anyone's interested.
dan, the mention of the AC4 wisconsin brought back memories of mine back in
it was off a hay baler which had burned in a barn.
as most youngsters go, i had big plans for it but they never materialised.