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Posted June 08, 2010 - 05:20 PM

Here is a Shaw R2D5 that s need of an engiine and restoration. Anybody have a 2 cylinder Stover air cooled model DVA-2 siting around that they'd part with?

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 05:48 AM

Neat looking tractor...

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 09:42 AM

Never heard of Stover engines, but I found a pic of that DVA-2 engine.
1938 Stover DVA-2, Air-Cooled Originally it was shipped to Shaw Manufacturing Co. of Galesburg, KS on 2-10-38. This two cylinder engine is quite rare. It is 2 hp. and was designated as a number 535. Power From The Past - Larry Kastens/1938 Stover DVA-2, Air-Cooled1938 Stover DVA-2 &.jpg

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Posted June 09, 2010 - 02:19 PM

That's the engine! It is actually rated at 5HP but that could be a typo. I knew it was going to be a tough find when I got the tractor. Can't hurt to shoot him an email and see if he wants to part with it. Stover was a big name in hit and miss engines and were in business in the 1800s. The air-cooleds were about the end and there has even been debate whether they actually built them or just rebadged Nelson engines. I figured if I ran out of projects before I found the engine I could always put a Z Briggs on it. They came with that engine also and were designated as RD5. Not too many would know the difference. These are some of Shaw's first riders and were made from the D series walk behinds.
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Posted June 10, 2010 - 05:45 AM

That's a neat tractor for sure! Good luck, to you, on finding an engine. I love looking and listening to the Stover engines at the shows I attend.

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 07:21 PM

That is a cool old tractor! Hope you can find the engine you want for it.

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Posted June 11, 2010 - 10:21 PM

If I'm not mistaken, the Stover Engines were made in Freeport, Illinois. There's a museum there, (Silvercreek Museum), and I believe it is in the old Stover Building. I was in the museum years ago, but don't remember much about it. I do know they have an operating, 120 ton, Cooper-Corliss Steam Engine.

Stephenson County Antique Engine Club has "The Freeport Show" on September 17, 18 & 19, 2010.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 09:11 AM

Hi Doug,

DId you ever find a Stover Engine for this Shaw?



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 09:44 AM

Hi Doug,

DId you ever find a Stover Engine for this Shaw?

No. Did you happen to stumble over one??

 

I did make contact with the owner of the one Daniel pictured. His property was in the wild fires they had in AZ a few years back. The photos are heartbreaking. He's trying to rebuild his collection but it will be a hard struggle. This engine does still exist but everything aluminum was lost. He's up in the air what to do with it and I'm not sure I want the project.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Hi Doug,

Sorry, I don't know of any and I have never seen Stover like that.

That project engine sounds like pretty extensive and expensive.

I hope you find one.  If I come across one, I'll let you know.

Candy


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