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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: http://community.webshots.com/user/scotty24280 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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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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