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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
Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.
56,414 397,279
Briggs & Stratton, Clinton, Lauson, Maytag, Nelson, Wisconsin and other small air cooled engines. Sub forums for mowers, scooters and powered eqipment.
15,626 106,682
Stirling engines, Rider-Ericsson and others.
257 1,431
Waukesha, Buda, Climax, LeRoi and others.
746 5,460
Fairbanks Morse, Lister, Petter, Witte and other pump injected Diesel oil engines.
2,419 20,523
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.
2,365 18,001
Discussion about misc. carbs, mixers, fuel pumps, injectors.
516 2,477
Discussion about magnetos, buzz coils, spark plugs, ignitors and low tension coils.
2,952 15,489
Discussion about the care and feeding of Propane and Natural Gas Engines.
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Discussion about collecting and restoring oilers, lubricators & grease cups.
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Steam, gas and hot air model engines, tractors and accessories. Machining and milling castings.
1,927 15,336
Discussion on old marine engines, naptha, gas, oil or steam and vintage outboard motors.
1,141 5,827
SmokStak® Shows, Swaps, Announcements
Announcements, reviews, photos, movies and discussion about antique engine and tractor shows and swaps.
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SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community
Antique steam engines, their boilers, pumps, gauges, whistles and other related things that make them run.
11,630 158,153
Photos and information about antique steel wheeled farm tractors. This is where to find the heaviest of Old Iron tractors.
7,254 89,627
Vintage farm tractors on rubber tires with various implements. Ford, John Deere, Oliver, McCormick and more.
4,924 32,650
Old belt driven farm equipment: shellers, milkers, threshers and pumps.
4,906 28,886
SmokStak® Vintage Heavy Industrial Equipment
Graders, Shovels, Dozers & Crawlers, Pay loaders & Fork lifts
554 4,551
Vintage Rail Engines, Vintage Railroads and Cars, Equipment and Lore
223 1,071
Other Vintage and Antique Collectibles
Old iron collectors have a way of being attracted to old items of Farming and the Industrial Revolution.
Clock Works and Other Mechanical Antiques
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Casoline Station Pumps, Containers, Signs and other products.
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Washing, Sewing, Kitchen and Toys
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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.
1,931 17,298
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.
373 2,505
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!
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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.
6,091 49,733
Restoring, operating and maintaining vintage Onan generators. When asking new questions about your generator, ALWAYS give your model number AND serial number.
16,176 222,445
Restoring, maintaining and operating vintage Kohler generators.
2,752 20,557
MEP Mobile Electric Power, APU Auxiliary Power Unit and other military surplus generators.
1,473 11,485
Restoring, maintaining and operating Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Isuszu, and clones.
458 4,484
Early motors and generators.
34 200
Antique Generators, Light Plants, Typically 24, 32 or 48 volt although some are 110 volt. DC Lamps, Motors and appliances.
372 2,652
Antique lighting fixtures, bulbs, switches, meters and controls.
105 1,038
Radio Amateurs, Morse Code, Transmitter Tubes, Vintage Equipment, Antennas
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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.
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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.
104 2,142
All about finding and fixing old car or truck engines and vintage vehicles.
1,858 17,403
All about finding and fixing old motorcycle engines and vintage bikes.
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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!
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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.
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Live auctions and estate sales of engines, tractors, and old iron machinery. Upcoming auctions and auction results.
985 7,356
A place to show your ON topic movies of antique engines and old iron.
973 2,426
All eBay™ discussion; engines, frauds, fancies, weird stuff and more.
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For Canadian Smokstakers to meet, greet and have local discussion.
484 2,677
For Australia and New Zealand Smokstakers to meet, greet, yabber and yack.
2,930 27,197
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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