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Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:44:30 PM »
You may have wondered what was being shipped from Wisconsin to Texas and mentioned in amertac's Shipping Thread-

I have wanted to jump off into hit & miss engines for some time, and Johnsironsanctuary set me up with two Maytag engines to get started with. One seems rebuildable easily, and the other will be a parts donor.
John's shipping crate was great, even protected the engines from at least one stray forklift blade!











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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 05:28:05 PM »
That is cool were they for early washing machines or other uses?
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 05:31:31 PM »
Yes. These were washing machine motors.
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 06:33:57 PM »
Those will be a fun project. I haven't found a Maytag yet, but wait until you research the tools that came with them!! Some of the wrenches for them are HARD to find!!!

FWIW, here's a video of my 1945 Briggs and Stratton replacement motor I rehabilitated....

http://youtu.be/WnWCl_MYT1k

Since the video, I have secured an original, NOS gas tank and fuel pickup assembly for it. I hope to completely restore it with new paint and decals.

Can't wait to see yours, Papaw!!
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 07:56:08 PM »
Those used to be common in the for sale piles, growing less so.   I have a single just like those.   Also have the twin, hidden away in the barn someplace.   Good luck getting it running again.   Love that put putt sound. 
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 08:11:49 PM »
Headed out to visit a guy tomorrow who has a bunch of these. I need a spark plug right away, and maybe very little else to make one run. I hope so at least!
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 10:13:15 PM »
Very nice engines, what year?
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2012, 12:55:14 AM »
Wow, I have not seen one of those Maytag motors in many years. Hope you get it running soon Papaw.
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 09:04:24 AM »
Some clean up is needed to find numbers and such to determine year, but these are Model 92 engines built between 1928 and 1937.
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 09:11:03 PM »
Not much to report on the Maytags.
Chores around the house and other real life stuff got in the way. Also the guy I need to see about some parts was busy Friday and didn't answer the phone Saturday.

I did get them out of the truck and into the shop where I tried to get some spark, but no luck yet. Found the flywheel bearing plate cracked.
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2012, 06:24:33 AM »
When I was a kid I made a go-cart out of bed frames and a Maytag engine. It was direct drive With a chain drive, the " hit and miss"  function played havoc  with the chain.
They aren't  really " hit and miss' there is a speed control that lifts the points off the cam,
the engine fires every revolution until it gets to speed.

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 07:12:07 AM »
i r into small aircooleds too, only aircooled inboard boat motors though.  heres a videofrom portland 2011 of the only briggs model "bmg" known to exist in the briggs collector world.  i saved it from scrap in 2007 and finally restored it for the briggs-o-rama portland 2011.  the engine "b" is common, but this one is a special block to receive the built one year only briggs built reverse gear transmission.  it first ran since restore at portland 2011 as i finished it 1am before leaving at 4am. (last minute mike lol!!!).   briggs stopped inboard marine engine when the war ended by then "us motors" were buying briggs surplus castings and parts to market their own aircooled inboards to compliment their water cooled models.
thanks for looking.
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 09:34:01 AM »
That's cool, Mike!
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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 11:25:30 AM »
I have a stamped steel multi wrench marked in the old Maytag logo.
     
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The only bad tool is the one that couldn't finish the job.  Ironicly it may be the best tool for the next job.

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Re: Not Tools , but I bet I use some old ones- Maytag Engines
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 01:39:47 PM »
There are a number of different wrenches that Maytag supplied.  Another thing to watch for is an oil can. They are cool, but pricey.  This is one that I Ebayed about 10 years ago.

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