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Old 05-19-2005, 05:07:30 PM
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Question John Smyth engine ?

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I just picked up a 3hp John Smyth with a webster mag on it. Does anyone know what decals and paint color this engine should have on it? Also what type of gas tank should it have on it?
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Default Re: John Smyth engine ?

A friend has a John Smythe 6HP and the original fuel tank is about 12 inch diameter by 12 inch high (approximately) It is on edge, so the flat sides are on top and bottom. I think the engines are red. I don't have more info than that. Kevin
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Default Re: John Smyth engine ?

i think,but i am not sure that the john smyth co was a large supply house for all kinds of things including engines they did not make any but bought from several co,s.look under nelson bros.engines.one of them may look like yours?
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They are Waterloo engines, not Nelsons. Dark red with a cylindrical gas tank with a side outlet. About 3"-4" high would be plenty for a 3 HP; available from Starbolt or Lee Pedersen or other suppliers. I have a 4 1/2 HP. Al Wait
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Smyth-Despard I believe re-tagged Nelson Bros. engines.

John Smyth:Waterloo(Faultless) & air cooled Alma Clippers marketed by Smyth as Little Marvels for two.
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Ok it's a waterloo and has a bolt on water hopper with a flat top that bolts on. I checked the serial number against the waterloo chart on a majestic webpage and it should be a 1917.
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