Santy (as they call him over the water) has visited early this year and brought me another hunk of sorrow and joy, in the shape of a New Way vertical air-cooled, hit & miss gasoline engine. It has a base fuel tank and total loss oil system, fed by a sight oiler (not shown in photos) and I've not run it yet, though I'm assured it will run. It lacks various original bits (mixer, mag and muffler), which I am in the process of sourcing in the USA. As far as I can tell it is an F type, about 1916 in date.
It should have a paint scheme with approx John Deere green body with dark red flywheels. Plenty of lining and transfers were used and a similar engine in correct livery is shown.
It can be seen in the New Way Engines page at(photos at end of page)
If anyone knows of a New Way owner, I would be extremely grateful for an introduction. I know there's at least one other of this ?F? type in the UK, as I came across a pic by Mr. Thornton-Evison in SEM issue 236 (Oct 93) seen at the Wiltshire Ag Preservation Group's 1991 Country Fair. Did you get more than one shot that day, Philip?
Regards, Arthur G