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Old 08-24-2005, 10:06:23 PM
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I recently bought a engine that has no name tag according to the BYB it is a alamo product, the guy i bought it from thinks it's a Rock Island looked under various parts but could determine no paint color is there any casting nos. different between them? any way to tell them apart? or i could just put what ever tag i want on and call it good! Thanks John
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:40:01 PM
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The Alamo engines that were built for Rock Island had an A prefix to the serial number. This is normally stamped on a boss on the hopper as well as on the brass tag.
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could you send a picture of this engine I have a rockisland & alamo engines, just curious & what size hp ?, my rockisland is 1 1/2hp with a wico mag on it, my alamo has a webster on it 1 1/2hp they are both nice engines curious to see what you have, & see if i can be any help with yours. I did not know about the stamping on the engine, but i will on my alamo also.to make sure ., that what it is

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Checked the ser no. on the hopper and there is no A just a no.so that makes it An Alamo? Unfortunatly i have no way of sending pictures, wish i did ! Alamos are blue aren't they? It has a 4in.bore&5in. stroke so i figure it's a 2 1/2 or3 h.p. webster mag, has the original cast crankguard and muffler turns free has compression just no paint none what so ever like it dissolved or something! Anyone have an old Alamo name plate laying around or where i could get a repo ? Thanks John
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Checked the ser no. on the hopper and there is no A just a no.so that makes it An Alamo? Unfortunatly i have no way of sending pictures, wish i did ! Alamos are blue aren't they? It has a 4in.bore&5in. stroke so i figure it's a 2 1/2 or3 h.p. webster mag, has the original cast crankguard and muffler turns free has compression just no paint none what so ever like it dissolved or something! Anyone have an old Alamo name plate laying around or where i could get a repo ? Thanks John
sorry you can not send pictures , mine is a lite blue color, not sure if its correct , but thats the way i bought it. have fun working on it.
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The Alamo that I have seen is all BLUE. Of course it is a unique sounding engine while running well at least the one I saw nice exahust music from it too while it is running. I believe it was a 8 or 9 hp model.
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Alamo and Empire engines are blue; Rock Islands are brown. One-Shot sign paint dark blue is a fairly good match. There are a couple of Alamo web-sites. One has a picture of my restored 3 1/2 HP. Send me your e-mail address and I will send pix of mine. Al Wait
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Alamo and Empire engines are blue; Rock Islands are brown. One-Shot sign paint dark blue is a fairly good match. There are a couple of Alamo web-sites. One has a picture of my restored 3 1/2 HP. Send me your e-mail address and I will send pix of mine. Al Wait
thanks Al for the infor. i would like to see you engine,like i said mine is lite blue, a would like to see what blue its should be. BD
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John,

Here is a pic of my 1 1/2 HP. I have completely restored it. Before and after pics.

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My Alamo is an early one, tank cooled no brass tags or rivet holes where they could have been mounted and made about 1912 and the remaining paint on it is RED.
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