Pics @ the antique engine swap meet

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by srdavo, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I just got home...this thing was sooo cool. I've never been to any kind of swap meet.
     

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    swap meet continued.....

    2 cylinder, 2 stroke Maytag washing machine. wow!!
     

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  3. Papasaun

    Papasaun Guest

    :lol::lol: Must be the Euro model on that Maytag,,,,, its a left hand shift!!

    Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon, or morning, or all day.
    Those engines look kinda rusty but,,,, one mans trash,,???? Looks like GOLD to me!

    Papa
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    some cool stuff there Dave ! :D
    looks like you had a good time :)
     
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    man...i took 53 pics.
    this was the coolest thing.... called a "hit & miss". this thing fired once every 16 revolutions! the crankshaft & most of the piston was exposed...it had an external oiler to lube the moving parts. there was a moving counterweight on one of the the flywheels...when centrifugal force let up...it allowed the engine to fire. &&& the exhaust valve remained open, until time to fire again. so those 16 revos free-wheeled like crazy.
    this was a blast!!
     

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  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Wow Dave, that engine is almost totaly exposed. The one that caught my eye was the horizontally opposed twin cylinder washing machine. It looks like a mini BMW. Too cool!
    Doc
     
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I think there's still some of those washing machines around here. I know some ladies that live a bit remote that have mentioned using them. I'd bet that when they finally got electricity, they didn't haul the old machine off. I may have to look into it. (A good excuse to go visitin'.)
     
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    davo, wow...i like the "automatic"...something seems familiar....

    great pics, thanks for the tour :)
     
  9. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Yes...that automatic really stands out, next to the shiny Cushman!!

    the Servicycle seat is double sprung....leaf spring in the front & coil spring in the back.
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  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    there was a cushman in the pic? ;)
     
  11. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    TOO Cool!

    My grandfather, when he was alive, would love to go to those meets. They usually tied them in with the steam engines up here in KC. I was always looking for some bizarre motor to power a small wooden boat. Way to go Dave.:cool:

     
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