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Oshkosh by Gosh!


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Old 01-20-2006, 10:55:38 PM
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Oshkosh by Gosh!
I need your wisdom! I now have an Oshkosh engine, and I need some information.
According to the yellow book, CH Wendel, on page 364, they were in business from 1911 to 1912 or 1913. Mine doesn't look like the one in the book, it has spokes and the exhaust is on top.
What can you all tell me about my engine?
I had this engine running 30 years ago for a friend, and now he thought I should have it, I am very lucky.

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Default Re: Oshkosh by Gosh!

Some folks have all the luck!

I can't really tell you anything about your engine, but I have a friend that has a table saw powered with an Osh Kosh engine just like yours. I have always heard that they are a rare bird.

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Hi,
I see some older articles stating size by flywheel and Serial numbers on the side of the head. Well mine has a 19" flywheel, but I don't believe it is a 6 HP. Mine doesn't have numbers on the side of the head. Also I have seen many colors, does anyone have a good number?
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Thanks to;
05-01-2004, Shane Ball

OshKosh hit + Miss engine info??

If you go to search, and type in the above info, you will see the articles.
There has to be an Oshkosh expert out there, could you please shed some light?

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OSHKOSH engines were built in 2 & 4 cycle...the 2 cycles were used primarily by the railroad. I'm not an expert on OSHKOSH engines, but I do know that they are hard to find, VERY desirable & demand pretty good $$$$$. Here's a pic of a 5hp, owned by a collector friend of mine in MN. I also know a collector, here in WI, that has several OSHKOSH engines. IF & when I find his number, I'll get it to you ASAP!
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Hi,
I have read that the serial number is stamped on to the side of the head. I can't find one, is there any where else to look.
On this one there was some kind of oval plate riveted on top of the water hopper, what was that, the engine tag?

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