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Old 03-06-2005, 10:28:55 PM
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Saw this engine at the Florida Flywheelers Fort Meade, Florida show last week.
The owner knew little about the engine. Sure was sweet running ... slow & very quiet. Anyone have any ideas?
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Doug was the owner from central Pa? Dick
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Dick, I'm not sure where he was from. There were two gentlemen there and we talked a little about the engine but that was all. I'm not really sure which of the two was the actual owner.
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I'm mainly a tractor guy, but I HAVE to tell you.....THAT is ONE NEAT ENGINE!!!!
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"FRIEND" Sprayer engine. Built by "FRIEND Manufacturing CO. of Gasport, N.Y. See the Febuary 1988 issue od GEM.
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Alan,
I checked Feb88 and several other issues especially Dec94 on Evolution of Friend Engines and Dec95 but can't say I saw the same engine. The biggest difference is placement of large gear on right side ... on all the Friends the center of that gear is below the crankshaft center. On this mystery engine the gear center is above c/s center. It is also considerably smaller than any Friend I've seen. I would say it is no more than 1 1/2 hp. Smallest Friends are 2 1/2 hp, I think.
I was wondering if maybe it were British?
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