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Old 03-17-2005, 08:23:18 PM
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Hey Guys:; Iv'e got a Ct 3.. #227425 Enclosed crank... Think its about 1931?.. BYB pg.494 lower corner sez:: Some were Economy (sears).. Diffrent Markings... I have smooth flywheels no casting names or Freeport Ill. on them ... Could this be a Economy (stover)... Thanks in advance...Byron
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Hope the following helps you understand what you have. By the way, whether or not the Sears version, or straight Stover, you have a good engine form a design viewpoint. A lot were built, and gave good service.

I'm of the understanding that the Sears engines were all of the throttle governed design, "Stover" versions could be had as either hit or miss OR throttle governed. The "Sears" CT-3 engines had flywheels with three teardrop shaped cutouts in each flywheel, and a somewhat different profile to the hopper than the engines sold under the Stover brand name.

The sold as Stover engines has six round cutouts in each flywheel.

My serial number list (C. H. Wendell, Power in the Past, Vol. 3) indicates that your engine s/n corresponds to 1935 as the year of manufacture.

By the way, I have a Sears version CT-3, which is the first engine I brought back to life.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the Info Chuck:: It is hit-n-miss ...with the round cutouts.. Just had not noticed any others with nothing on flywheels...Byron..... Thanks Harry
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Greetings, I just got a Economy (Stovers) CT-4 five hp.
The name tag says "Sears & Roebuck and Co. Model 715.5 s/n TD292___
can't rember the hole number. This engine is the same as the Stover CT-4 that I have. THe shape of the hopper, type of fly wheel (six holes), and the wood frame is exactly the same dimentions.
My questions are do others have the round holes fly wheels with no name in the rim. Where can you get a replacement name tag, this one is almost transparent! What decal did it whear bow tie, prop, sctriped?
And dose any body got any photos of one like this???
Hope someone can help...

Oh yey, it throttled gov. with water injection!
color as uncovered were mostly red with the wood and belt wheel in green.
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