Mike,So if that's a 15, how rare does that make it? I was told if it was a 13, it would have been #6 of existing 13's....
Interesting soft patch by the front hand-hole, can't tell exactly how it was attached, is it bolted on? I've seen patches riveted on before, but not bolted!
Gary, you were only off by one horsepower! It doesn't look as old to me as the Barnes engine, since the Barnes engine has cast-in cleats and cast wheels, from what I can tell this 15 looks like the rim is steel and the cleats are riveted or bolted on. As I said before, my buddy's 16 is pretty darn close in size to my 13 Gaar, it's a fairly small little engine. Would be interesting after getting this engine going to park it next to my 13 and compare sizes. Mine's an 8" x 10" bore/stroke.
Mike, it'd be hard to use a magnifying glass on these pictures. On the front of the plow is "prankster John" Schrock, I'm next, then Austin Monk, Clyde Corley, Dick Tombrink, I don't know the next, Lyle Parker, and I don't remember. Now, other than honest old me, the rest of those guys would "pull your chain" when the opportunity arose! I kind of think son Mike and Dave Vanek came up with the scheme? We were pulling the plow with the Peerless and were about 4/5 done with the round. Whomever started this process got us to close the throttle on the Peerless, back up, and pull the hitch pin. We drove it up out of the way and Mike backed the little Nick into the chain. I thought he did a pretty good shennanigan in the manner he threw an innertube into the firebox, tightened the clutch a little, walked it into the chain with the engine pushing stuccato exhaust puffs and my camera caught the governor (in both pictures) in a side view. I can no longer remember who took the pictures with my camera? You know Mike, I think that little Nick could have pulled that plow to the end of the field... if we'd all lifted our moldboards out of the ground?:shrug: GaryYou better watch it Gary, you're going to give John M some BAD ideas!!!!!! How far would it pull the plow before running out of steam?