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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.
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Briggs & Stratton, Clinton, Lauson, Maytag, Nelson, Wisconsin and other small air cooled engines. Sub forums for mowers, scooters and powered eqipment.
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Stirling engines, Rider-Ericsson and others.
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Waukesha, Buda, Climax, LeRoi and others.
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Fairbanks Morse, Lister, Petter, Witte and other pump injected Diesel oil 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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Discussion about misc. carbs, mixers, fuel pumps, injectors.
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Discussion about magnetos, buzz coils, spark plugs, ignitors and low tension coils.
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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, trains and accessories. Machining and milling castings.
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Discussion on old marine engines, naptha, gas, oil or steam and vintage outboard motors.
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SmokStak® Shows, Swaps, Announcements
Shows and Swap-meets, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Announcements, reviews, photos, movies and discussion about antique engine and tractor shows and swaps.
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SmokStak® Old Iron and Tractor Community
Steam Traction Engines, Stationary Engines, Steel Wheel Tractors, Farm Tractors, Antiques and Collectibles.
Antique steam engines, their boilers, pumps, gauges, whistles and other related things that make them run.
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Photos and information about antique steel wheeled farm tractors. This is where to find the heaviest of Old Iron tractors.
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Vintage farm tractors on rubber tires with various implements. Ford, John Deere, Oliver, McCormick and more.
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Old belt driven farm equipment: shellers, milkers, threshers and pumps.
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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® Vintage Heavy Industrial Equipment
Graders, Shovels, Dozers & Crawlers, Pay loaders & Fork lifts
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Vintage Locomotives, Vintage Railroads and Cars, Equipment and Lore
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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.
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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.
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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
Early motors and generators.
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Antique Generators and Old Electric Motors: Questions and answers about restoring and showing old power generation systems.
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Restoring, operating and maintaining vintage Onan generators. When asking new questions about your generator, ALWAYS give your model number AND serial number.
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Restoring, maintaining and operating vintage Kohler generators.
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MEP Mobile Electric Power, APU Auxiliary Power Unit and other military surplus generators.
1,478 11,538
Restoring, maintaining and operating Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Isuszu, and clones.
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Restoring, maintaining and operating Generac generators.
1,055 10,263
Windmills, solar panels and inverters for standby power.
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Antique Generators, Light Plants, Typically 24, 32 or 48 volt although some are 110 volt. DC Lamps, Motors and appliances.
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Antique lighting fixtures, bulbs, switches, meters and controls.
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Radio Amateurs, Morse Code, Transmitter Tubes, Vintage Equipment, Antennas
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SmokStak® General Off Topic 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.
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All about finding and fixing old car or truck engines and vintage vehicles.
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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.
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A place to show your ON topic movies of antique engines and old iron.
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All eBay™ discussion; engines, frauds, fancies, weird stuff and more.
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For Canadian Smokstakers to meet, greet and have local discussion.
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For Australia and New Zealand Smokstakers to meet, greet, yabber and yack.
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SmokStak® Links and Oher Connections
These were the early digests of Smokstak Posts submitted to Gas Engine Magazine.
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Antique Engines, Hit and Miss Engines, Small air cooled engines, Steel wheel tractors, Antique Tractors, Belt and Gear Driven Machinery. Old Iron Collectibles. Now entering our 25th YEAR of Classified ADS!
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