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Recently acquired two stationary engine. Found out why they are called stationary. The 1 1/2 horse engine in weights 300 lbs.

These engine will be a get period correct payloads for my 1929 truck. Also they will provide more shop time since my truck is nearly completed.

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This is a 1 1/2 HP SATTLEY engine that was sold thru “monkey wards” or Montgomery Wards. Not sure of the year.

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The other engine is a 1935 model 2 3/4 HP Stover.

These engines were a big part of the industry to to build these old trucks and cars.

Any suggestions on possible forums that I can use would be appreciated.

”Yesterday Tractor” ( https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=station&th=13677)  web site has a forum that I joined but I have not got any response to my inquiry on the engine.

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Haven't been in yesterdays tractors (ytmag.com) for some time; their stationary forum was minor, but am surprised no replies as remewmber thwm as very helpful/sypathitic...

Can heartily recommend smokstak forum for your engines; give them a try...engine history, advice, parts, sympathy, as the case may be...

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Maybe the folks at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA can provide you with some help.

Last time I was there they had at least half a dozen of these hit-and-miss engines chugging away.

They have an entire row of these stationary engines on display along with plenty of other neat things.

 

http://www.agsem.com/

 

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Best use I have seen for one of these engines is as an ice cream making power plant.  They put all the ingredients in a stainless pot, put the top with a paddle attached and started the engine up.  People who had seen it before knew that when the engine stopped it was time for ice cream.

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That exposed crank machine looks interesting.

The SMOKESTAK, (no C), forum is a good starting point for info on these engines. There are many active clubs in  Australia, with up to a dozen engines running at one time at the agricultural fairs. I attended an Australia wide get-together here in Tasmania, and realised that much of the machinery that I use  daily is 'collectable'!

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17 hours ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

Do not want o hijack this thread but if anyone comes across one of the small Olds stationary engines I am interested.  

 

Not quite what you're looking for and not presently for sale,but thought you might like to see this "stationary" Olds engine.It is a 1903 curved dash engine modified back in the day to stationary format with twin flywheels,a pulley, and a special base to make it a vertical engine. Haven't had it running yet.

Jim

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