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10 Hp Stover 'u' Breathes Again!


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Old 12-31-2004, 11:47:54 PM
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Default 10 Hp Stover 'u' Breathes Again!

Yesterday, with the generous help of some local stackers, my 10 hp 1918 Stover 'U' started breathing again after a 50+ year rest. It is a throttle governed, kerosene engine previously modified with a Wico magneto. This engine was close to a basket case and had been abused, vandalized, and left unprotected from the weather on the scrap metal pile. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears in the form of money and labor transformed this rusty hulk to a nice looking engine. However, the best reward was hearing the sound of the engine running after its long silence. Thanks Harry, your sponsors for parts, and all stackers for advice that made it all possible.
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Len, A job well done!!! Nice loking engine.
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Len, you've created a beauty! Good for you!

You've definitely got a keeper.

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Congratulations!
You sure did a great job on the Stover.
10 Horse must be a BIG engine!

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Great job Len, you should be proud of yourself. The brass looks nice.
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Len: Sure is a nice feeling to have something like it "WAS", come back to life with fellow "STAKERS" to help. It's a nice crowd we have .
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