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Old 11-23-2008, 09:29:01 PM
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I just found these old photos from back in the 70's. I understand that the engine is gone now, but I still thought it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on Make and Model.

Governor weights in the cam gear with pushrod straddling the outside of the gear. The rear of the base appears to have the skid mounting bolts moved forward about 6" rather than right at the back corners.

What do you think?
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the governer weights in the cam gear look kinda like a woodpecker?
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:18:17 PM
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Looks like a Olin to me.

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That was my second guess also tom but the size fooled me I guess they made small ones to.
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Default Re: Buried Engine Identification?

I agree with Tom; Olin was my first thought when I looked at the pictures.
Tim, Olin made engines all the way down to 2 1/4 Horsepower. I know a guy who has one.
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I say Olin too, cam gear and weights are Olin-ish. Flywheel is "clean" like an Olin wheel. my .02
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Definately a Buffalo built Olin Gas Engine with ignitor type ignition system, hit and miss gov. Looks like somewhere between 5 and 9 hp.

Here is a link to a picture of my 6 1/2 hp for comparison:

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/show...hp?i=4246&c=32

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Thanks all, sounds like you nailed it right away.

I think if I had stumbled across that, I wouldn't be holding the camera very long...there would be sand flying everywhere.

Thanks again, Blair.
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