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Welcome to SmokStak Antique Engine Collecting, Restoration and Showing!
Explore the world of Antique Gas and Steam Engine Collectors, discuss Engine and Tractor Shows, find out how to restore an old engine to working condition, or buy engines and parts from the Engine Ads page. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

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SmokStak® Support and Information
How to register, get acquainted and post messages. All about using the SmokStak® web site.
Registering, passwords, navigating, subscribing and getting the most out of this web site.
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Various information and older news about the SmokStak™ web server and its functioning.
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We each know a collector who has passed that meant something to us and this is a place for our final salute, a place of memories for all to share.
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Welcoming Smokstakers New and Old, a place to say a bit about yourself and post a photo if you're really brave. If you have a technical question, please post it on one of our other boards.
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This board is for testing and becoming familiar with posting messages. You can also EDIT and DELETE posts here.
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SmokStak® Antique Engine Community
Announcements, reviews, photos, movies and discussion about antique engine and tractor shows and swaps.
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Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.
55,785 392,854
Fairbanks Morse, Lister, Petter, Witte and other pump injected Diesel oil engines.
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Lister Engines
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OFES members otherwise known as "Oafs". If you like "BIG OLD GREASY RUSTY OIL FIELD ENGINES, you're in the right place. Founded by Russell Farmer.
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Oil Field Engine Classified Ads
2,335 17,805
Waukesha, Buda, Climax, LeRoi and others.
728 5,274
Stirling engines, Rider-Ericsson and others.
248 1,383
Briggs & Stratton, Clinton, Lauson, Maytag, Nelson, Wisconsin and other small air cooled engines.
13,258 90,314
Discussion about misc. carbs, mixers, fuel pumps, injectors.
484 2,311
Discussion about the care and feeding of Propane and Natural Gas Engines.
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Discussion about magnetos, buzz coils, spark plugs, ignitors and low tension coils.
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eBay Daily Ignition Feed
2,900 15,167
Discussion about collecting and restoring oilers, lubricators & grease cups.
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eBay Daily Lubrication Feed
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Steam, gas and hot air model engines, tractors and accessories. Machining and milling castings.
1,880 14,950
All scales, plus Lionel and American Flyer
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Weeden, Empire, Doll, Jensen, Wilesco, Mamod, Marklin
569 3,335
Discussion on old marine engines, naptha, gas, oil or steam and vintage outboard motors.
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Marine Engine Classified Ads
1,117 5,662
SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community
Antique steam engines, their boilers, pumps, gauges, whistles and other related things that make them run.
11,427 156,400
Photos and information about antique steel wheeled farm tractors. This is where to find the heaviest of Old Iron tractors.
7,102 88,085
Vintage farm tractors on rubber tires with various implements. Ford, John Deere, Oliver, McCormick and more.
4,837 32,076
Old belt driven farm equipment: shellers, milkers, threshers, pumps and antiquities of the industrial revolution.
7,078 43,381
SmokStak® Vintage Heavy Industrial Equipment
Graders, Shovels, Fork lifts, Dozers & Crawlers, Pay loaders & Fork lifts
505 4,208
Vintage Rail Engines, Vintage Railroads and Cars, Equipment and Lore
153 710
SmokStak® Shop Equipment Tools and Techniques
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Shop Equipment, fabrication, repairs, how to fix it, which tool to use for the job. Machinist shop talk, straight to the point.
1,876 16,717
Restoration, Repair and use of Shop and Industrial Air Compressors
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Hand-wrought manufacture of metal objects, extracting metals from their ores, or purifying metals and casting useful items from the metals.
357 2,416
Engine Skids & Carts, Pattern Making, General wood shop projects and tools.
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Tech. Talk about paint removers, thinners, primers and application techniques plus related topics. Rust removal, paint substitutes and color matching.
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Nuts, Bolts, Washers and Miscellaneous Fasteners
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Welder generators, equipment, weld practice, techniques, troubles and solutions. See our TERMS of SERVICE prior to reading!
996 6,308
Making Use of Scrap or Turning it into Cash
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SmokStak® Vintage Electrical Equipment
Antique Generators and Old Electric Motors: Questions and answers about restoring and showing old power generation systems.
26,264 295,243
Antique Generators, Light Plants, Typically 24, 32 or 48 volt although some are 110 volt. DC Lamps, Motors and appliances.
363 2,589
Antique lighting fixtures, bulbs, switches, meters and controls.
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SmokStak® General Discussion
Excess tools, parts or books that might be rare and that someone else might need. This is NOT a buy and sell forum.
138 740
Materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, waste oils, vegetable oils or animal fats, which can be used alone, or blended with fossil fuels.
102 2,118
All about finding and fixing old car or truck engines and vintage vehicles.
1,798 16,772
All about finding and fixing old motorcycle engines and vintage bikes.
93 587
The ins and outs of setting up a show trailer and getting it to and from the engine show. Please be fully aware of our web site Terms of Use Disclaimer as you read. Safety first!
320 4,160
Jeeps, back country 4X4, mountains, power plants, ghost towns and underground mining.
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Solutions for accessing and using the SmokStak® boards. Posting pictures, preventing viruses and solving internet service provider problems.
435 3,276
Live auctions and estate sales of engines, tractors, and old iron machinery. Upcoming auctions and auction results.
962 7,298
A place to show your ON topic movies of antique engines and old iron.
958 2,380
All eBay™ discussion; engines, frauds, fancies, weird stuff and more.
588 5,301
For Canadian Smokstakers to meet, greet and have local discussion.
450 2,530
For Australia and New Zealand Smokstakers to meet, greet, yabber and yack.
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SmokStak® Event Calendar and Other Links
See: Upcoming Shows, Swaps and Auctions for the Next 30 Day(s) in our What's Going On section on the forum home page. Link to Enginads and links to clubs and other important sites.
Thousands of engine and tractor photos uploaded by Smokstak subscribers into their personal photo albums.
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This is an open listing of all shows, swap meets and antique auctions. Make sure that your club's show or swap is listed here as a public service. Correct dates and times are the responsibility of the person posting the show.
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The folks who sponsor SmokStak® and supply parts, materials, engines and services for collectors and restorers.
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Buy, Sell and Swap. This is a separate web site where you can log in with your Smokstak user name and password.
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Swap links with us. Place a link to your site here and return the favor by providing a link back to Smokstak.
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Smokstak® Library
Our library section.
Show Reports - Engine Rebuilding - Stories about Collecting
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These are the original Smokstak articles from the Archives.
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