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Hello all
My name is Scott and I live in Red Bluff, California USA. I have always
loved mechanical things, especially engines though I am fairly new to
collecting. About 18 years ago a relative gave me a Briggs & Stratton Model
WMB washing machine engine. It is complete except for the manifold, flex
exhaust hose and ball silencer. It runs like a champ. I may hook it to an
arbor with a wire wheel and buffer.
My second find was a Wisconsin model AHH coupled to an Essick M20 water
pump mounted on what looks like a home made trailer fabricated from an auto
front end, possibly a Ford model A. This is the link to my Web Shots page if
anyone cares to take a look:
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The carb and mag are off at this time for refurbishing. They are actually
done but will not be remounted until other repairs are completed. The motor
spins freely with a hint of compression. I suspect a stuck valve or bad
seat. I will get around to tearing it down later this year.The carb is a
Zenith and the mag is Fairbanks Morse.
My third engine is a Waukesha model ICK 4 cyl. It runs well. The mag was
rebuilt by the prior owner. I need to mount it on a base with a support for
the crank handle and a radiator. I am not sure yet what I want to power with
it.
My other interests are aviation and hiking. I don't have my pilots
license yet but I do a fair bit of flying with friends I have friends who
own various aircraft from an Aeronca Champ to a P-51. I will post some
aviation pics on my page in future if anyone is interested. I have posted a
few aircraft engine pics of a Merlin and a P&W R-4360 owned by the same chap
that has the P-51. He also has a few old motors including a Vertical Cushman
and a verry large Fairbanks Morse 3 cyl 2 stroke diesel. I don't have any
pics of them yet but I will try to get some soon.
Well enough allready I am running on a bit. Feel free to let me know if
any of you are planning to be in northern California area. Happy Easter all.
Sincerely; Scott McAfee
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Scott McAfee
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Hi Scott:
Welcome to the newsgroup!
You will find a lot of interesting subjects here, including the occasional off-topic post, but generally it's pretty much engine related.
Have you seen the sectioned R-4360 at the Hiller Aviation Museum ? worth a trip just to see that. I have been there three times now and have put up a lot of photos of that on my website.
We visit Ca every April now for the Tulare engine show, also worth a visit if you want to see lots of old iron.
Peter
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Peter A Forbes

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