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6hp Sandwich for my birthday present


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Old 03-22-2005, 11:01:55 PM
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Well today is my 29th birthday and I thought that it was just going to be another ho-hum day. The strange thing was that my dad called me from the barn this morning to wish me a happy birthday and to tell me that I needed to come visit him after work. So a wonderful day teaching, filled with WWII and the executive branch (then with a stop off at the bar with friends), I pulled in by dad’s at about 6:00. I got out of the truck and he yells to me, “hey could you get the aluminum shovel next to the combine for me?” So I head into the poll shed and the first thing I see are steel wheels to an engine truck. I think, “what is that – did dad move the Lauson into the….” the words after that cannot be repeated on this site as I looked up and saw the tulip hopper and realized that my dad had gotten my 6hp Sandwich gas engine, I bought last week, delivered to the farm. Man was I surprised!!! I thought that it was going to be May or June before we could pick it up. By the time I stopped yelling and jumping around my dad and brother were standing behind me with BIG smiles on their faces. They said simply, “Happy Birthday.” Not more than 20 seconds later, and without talking, we all took our positions: dad at the mixer and my brother and I at the flywheels. Before we knew it we had it turned over and she was running beautifully. Definitely a birthday to remember.

I will post a picture of it when I can get good light in the shed. The serial number is: EI 3298.

I am just curious about one thing: the number is “EI” instead of just E. Are all heavy patterns stamped EI? And if your wondering, yes, it is an I and not a 1, I looked really close.
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Happy Birthday! A Sandwich sounds good about now...hmmm, food...engine...Both sound good

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Happy birthday Randy!!!
I think you should fire up an Eagle to celebrate!!!!!

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Old 03-23-2005, 10:50:31 AM
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Happy Birthday and congratulations on your new engine. Keven
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:54:39 AM
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Here are the pictures of the birthday engine!!!
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I really like the Sandwich engines...too cool for words. I am curious, though. What is the purpose for the large center cast portion of the hub on the non pulley side flywheel? Great looking rig and you should (carefully) saw some cords with it!

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Old 03-23-2005, 01:06:08 PM
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It is a safety shroud that covers the key and the governor weights. Sandwich is one of the few early manfacturers that seemed to have any regard for operator safety and protection

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Pete, some Simplicitys also had governor weight guards. Al Wait
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Hey Randy, NICE engine, and an even better story. Maybe one day Ill own a Sandwich. Why so some Sandwiches have the hopper lip and some have it chopped off? Theres one on Ebay right now from Brackett Shaw And Lund with the lip chopped off. Can anyone tell me why?

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Very nice motor Randy congrats. Bob
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Why so some Sandwiches have the hopper lip and some have it chopped off? Frank Y
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The shaved top hoppers were on later engines (usually wico ek fired) from the Cub up thru the light 6hp engine. Just like other companies changed to save on cost.

On the 3hp that you mention, It is a shame that some painted it that ugly color and has since stripped some of it back to some of the original paint. Sill not what I would call "original". It is interesting also to see that the original wood was cut recently....There was a better one on the original cart that sold a few months back with the bosch mag, but it needed fresh paint as it was an old restoration with the wrong wendel paint color.
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