Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Always Putt-Putt-Puttering Around

Our friend Gary keeps finding fascinating old iron.  This is his latest; a Lockwood-Ash marine engine.  These were popular in the days before outboard motors came along, and they are still popular in Louisiana.

I doubt that Gary will be taking this down the Mississippi, but the Kaskaskia would be smooth sailing, without any barge traffic. A neat feature of these old 2-stroke engines is that they are reversible. The timer sits up front, and has a lever for the operator to use in adjusting the timing, and for changing the direction the engine runs.

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