Hit and Miss
Hit and Miss Antique Stationary Gasoline Engines


Fairbanks Morse Z
(aka "Dish Pan")
1 1/2 hp at 500 RPM
Manufactured  in 1922 

My first hit and miss engine restoration. 

  Left: restored                                                                  Right: as purchased (frozen up tight)

Click Here to see break down of the govenor.

Click Here to see "How the Govenor Works".

Click Here to see closeups of the Mixer (carb)


Here is my second engine. It was given to me by a friend. He didn't want it anymore!!

Fairbanks Morse Z
(aka "Dish Pan")
2 hp at 600 RPM
ser# 688392
Manufactured  in 1927

The entire hoist was manufactured by A. L. Young Machinery Company in San Francisco, California
It has a label on side of the main frame

This rig was used by J. T. Thorp & Sons Inc. ( http://www.jtthorpe.com/ ) untill it was retired (thrown out).

It is a throttled engine with a mag. It is missing the entire govenor bracket and all the parts and the type R mag.

Click Here to see more of the restored" engine.
Also more of the un-restored hoist

This is what is left of a another engine I also own.

3 - 3 1/2 HP
575 RPMs
Type CT3
Serial Number TC250732

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Model 92 Maytag Engine
From a Maytag Washing Machine in the 30's

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