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Old 08-01-2012, 05:11:43 PM
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Hi, my name's Matt, but I mostly get called Nutgone or just Nutts on line, you're welcome to take your pick.
I've been into old engines since I was very small, but I kind of lost interest in my late teens, when my brother & I put all our remaining engines into storage in my sister's garden. Now we've decided to get back into the hobby, we went back to our engines & they're all in a pretty sorry state (I'm actually quite disgusted with myself for letting them get so bad)

Anyway, here I am, & why am I here? (You may ask), well, we have a couple of American engines, one is a 1930s Briggs & Stratton RC (I think) the other is a WW2 Homelite generating set. My brother is restoring the Briggs & I have taken on the Homelite, & I can tell you, it's a very complicated little engine.

I took it apart when I was about 13 or 14, but now I'm 33. I'm not sure what we still have & what's gone missing, but I'm heading over to my sister's place soon to find out. I'm pretty sure I have most of the carb, but not sure about the fuel tank. I know the sprung skids it once sat on are definitely gone (long story)

I'll have a look round & start a thread somewhere (I see this is quite a large forum, so will have to pick my place quite carefully). So far I've seen lots of great engines on here & some really good info. I've recently restored my British generating set as well, maybe I'll put up some pics somewhere & a little thread about what I did, I'm sure someone will find it vaguely interesting.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:48:34 AM
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Welcome to SmokStak Matt !! We look forward to seeing your engines and I'm sure many will find them VERY interesting.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:00:34 AM
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Welcome to the stak. Yes we find stories and pictures very interesting. When you are an old iron addict you find anything about iron calms the nerves. Bill K
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33, eh? And another kid joins us!

Welcome - hands across the sea and all that!

Take care - Elden
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