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Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« on: March 16, 2013, 01:46:11 PM »
Thanks to Nick telling about an estate sale in Soddy-Daisy and then him and Randall helping locate, dig out and carry the thing back to the car I finally own an antique Maytag engine!   ;D ;D ;D

It's a single cylinder but I haven't determined the exact model or year yet.  It turns over and has what seems to be great compression.  I don't think it is firing and there is something missing on the carborator end . . . .there is a fine mess screen over the opening and there is an O-ring behind it.  I don't know a whole lot about these engines (yet) but I think it's just missing the breather.  I'll get some pictures posted later.   8)

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 01:52:10 PM »
Oh yeah, they had an old Maytag washer with an electric motor that this engine would fit, but they were asking $220 for it.  On the way out, a guy stopped me and told me had a washer that engine would fit . . . and said he would take $100 for it.  I got his number and told him I'd call him in a couple of weeks when I got some more nickles saved up.   8)  Now if could just get a line on one of those elusive Ice Cream Churns for a Maytag washer . . .

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 02:34:55 PM »
Here it is "Barn Fresh" with cobwebs leaves and all!   ;)

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 02:58:46 PM »
According to the numbers on the engine and what I've found in my research so far, this enigne is a Model 92 Maytag Multi-Motor and was built in Oct. 1934. It was originally installed on a Maytag model 11.111 Washing Machine.

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 03:19:07 PM »
looks awesome out from behind the door! Glad you finally found one, even happier that they had two since the first one was already marked sold!

I didn't get any of the items I was interested in, but I found a few other gadgets that were fun. I picked up a toy steam engine, but upon further inspection, it needs more work than I thought...

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »
looks awesome out from behind the door! Glad you finally found one, even happier that they had two since the first one was already marked sold!

Yeah, I got up early on a Saturday, drove nearly and hour and a half to get to the sale, had to park a half a mile from the place and walk to it and then stand in line for half an hour or more to get in the building where the engines were.  As we stepped inside, the FIRST thing I saw was a Maytag engine with a "SOLD" sticker on it!  "DA*#-IT!  It's already sold!  I should have just slept late this morning."

Then Nick looked back behind the door and spotted a second Maytag that no one had seen because the crowd had kept the door push tight against the wall.  He drug it out and grabbed the price tag off of it and got one of the ladies working the sale to put a SOLD sticker on it.  There were a few other antique engines, but they were either Briggs and Stratton (or similar brands) 4 stroke or larger hit and miss engines that were just way out of my budget.

If Nick had not of been there I probably would not have seen it.  If Randall had not of helped me carry it to the car, I would have killed myself before I got it loaded.  It's great to have friends around when you are trying to find and buy crap that you don't really need!   :D ;D 8)

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 05:04:23 PM »
Found a giant spark plug in a car yesterday and googled it,  turned out it was used in hit and miss engines ,  great find,  estate sales can be crazy if you aren't the first in line,  missed out on a schwinn bicycle,  went quick

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 06:46:02 PM »
Found a giant spark plug in a car yesterday and googled it,  turned out it was used in hit and miss engines ,  great find,  estate sales can be crazy if you aren't the first in line,  missed out on a schwinn bicycle,  went quick

I actually got a kids bicycle at this one. Its a late 50s or early 60s Murray with solid rubber wheels and a rear coaster brake that applies a little metal pad to the tire. it is freaking sweet and only needs a chain and one grip.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 07:04:03 PM »
I actually got a kids bicycle at this one. Its a late 50s or early 60s Murray with solid rubber wheels and a rear coaster brake that applies a little metal pad to the tire. it is freaking sweet and only needs a chain and one grip.

That was a pretty cool little bike!

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 08:05:29 PM »
Ill have my bikes at bugapuluzA

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 09:35:53 PM »
Oh yeah, they had an old Maytag washer with an electric motor that this engine would fit, but they were asking $220 for it.  On the way out, a guy stopped me and told me had a washer that engine would fit . . . and said he would take $100 for it.  I got his number and told him I'd call him in a couple of weeks when I got some more nickles saved up.   8)  Now if could just get a line on one of those elusive Ice Cream Churns for a Maytag washer . . .
You Guys must have gone to Harold Grimley's estate sale. Harold was a very good friend of mine. Just about everything he had was Jam up. Nice score on the Maytag. Think you are missing the air cleaner.

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 10:55:37 PM »
You Guys must have gone to Harold Grimley's estate sale. Harold was a very good friend of mine. Just about everything he had was Jam up. Nice score on the Maytag. Think you are missing the air cleaner.

Yep, it's missing the air cleaner.  It isn't firing and, not know anything much about them, it seems to me to have an excessive amount of end play.  But, other than the air cleaner, it seems to be complete and if it had much more compression, I think the something would break when you kicked it over.  I found a pdf file of a Maytag Multi-Motor Service Manual and a web site with someone showing pictures of each step of their rebuild.  There's a bunch of breathers on eBay right now starting at 26 bucks buy-it-now with free shipping.  I think I'll buy a gasket set for it and tear it down.  The only thing that really "worries" me is the end play.  But, worst case, I'll buy a rebuilt crankcase and crankshaft.  There's a guy on eBay selling them for $85.  He polishes the cranks, installs new bushings and custom reams the bushings to match the crank.

This should be fun.  Let the games begin!   ;D

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 12:08:04 AM »
I actually got a kids bicycle at this one. Its a late 50s or early 60s Murray with solid rubber wheels and a rear coaster brake that applies a little metal pad to the tire. it is freaking sweet and only needs a chain and one grip.

That was a pretty cool little bike!


I kinda cleaned it up. Its a very well detailed bike, but the reverse to brake set-up seems to be only kinda working. It slips a little bit.

why do my photos end up upside down?

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 12:47:17 AM »

it seems to me to have an excessive amount of end play.

watch this and see if adjusting the shims around the clutch can have an effect on the end play

« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 11:43:03 AM by Bignick »

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Re: Finally Got One! Wooo Hooo!!!

« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 09:06:53 AM »
I actually got a kids bicycle at this one. Its a late 50s or early 60s Murray with solid rubber wheels and a rear coaster brake that applies a little metal pad to the tire. it is freaking sweet and only needs a chain and one grip.

That was a pretty cool little bike!


I kinda cleaned it up. Its a very well detailed bike, but the reverse to brake set-up seems to be only kinda working. It slips a little bit.

why do my photos end up upside down?
looks nice

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