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It's a George Miller-built engine, could have been a Faultless or a contract engine for Colbert American Boy.
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ok thanks bill. anyone have old ads on these. or pictures?
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Here is my John Smyth Faultless #94947, 5-1/2 X 10, 36" flywheels. It has the date on the governor weights but I have never recorded them. It has about enough original red paint to cover one side of a wooden match head. Was originally skid-mounted and when I got it the oiler and the ignitor were missing, also missing about 1/3 of the cast fuel tank mount. This engine sat outside from the late 20's to 2001 and I am the third owner. It was stuck for real, had to sleeve the front 2/3's of the cylinder and make a copy of the fuel tank, it was smashed up pretty good at some point when the engine decided to rest on one side. Very nice runner, my favorite engine.
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Nice engine Bill , almost identical to the one I got ,I think that might be the next size bigger!, Looks like the bolts might be almost gone that hold the hopper on, I replaced all of the ones on mine and the gasket, almost had no bolts!! Been there done that with a Round Rod, it actually was loose and started seeping like that.. I need to find a nut for the Luk carb and I have some 1/4 galv pipe to replace the copper 3/8th comp fittings now, and get the tank and box right kind of temp to see what it would run like.....And I missed a splash sheild on here ,but a dollar short and day late
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New bolts in the hopper. When I was putting it together a very good friend was urging me to just use a bead of silicone on it, just to be obnoxious I cut a thick paper gasket for it and refused to use any sealer on it. It doesn't seep much when it's warm and I figure it kinda' matches the the original look. You don't get a finish like this one has overnight! Check out the pitting on the crankshaft and hub.
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Nice patina on that one!! At least it didn't have calcuim chloride in the hopper, you can actually see the sleeve on the little Waterloo boy that is cast dated, the cyl fell out when chris bored and sleeved it, and the piston still has pits where it ate through the cyl wall! Runs good 4 days straight at Mt Pleasant, Ia. last year....
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John, Here's a picture I've had filed away of a Russell engine I seen some years back.
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Here is a 1,1/2 hp Van Duzen, Roys & Co. which is in our collection

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Here is my 1909 4hp Waterloo, serial 12065. It had been sitting for over 40 years before I acquired it.

It still has the original pinned piston rings, but has new valve guides, and valve work done. It had a small piece broke out of the bottom of the edge of the cylinder, probably due to a rod failure it its life. I found that the piston pin bolt end had been welded many years ago, and was still strong, so a new piston pin was made to correct for wear, and the original bushing slightly reamed. It is my favorite of the bunch.

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Have you ever heard of a Colbert American Boy? No tag but this is what they are claiming it is. Thanks Bob boblinda66@gmail.com
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