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#1 suburban 12 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2013 - 08:36 PM

My brother got this today as part of a trade for getting an old generator running and working for someone. We don't know what model it is yet but it still turns over easily. My brother was told that this engine used to be on an old ringer washing machine. I can't wait to see it run.

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Posted May 22, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Some Cushman scooters used them too. Great find.

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 03:02 AM

It is a model Y.

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 07:21 AM

I remeber seeing them on washing machines.I used to go fishing with my parents as a youngster and up at the remote fishing camps  they had a couple of them that were used by the guests.Been awhile since I've seen one thanks for the pics.Larry

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Posted May 23, 2013 - 08:02 AM

I used to have a Maytag, kick start engine and regret ever letting it get away.

I think it is unfortunate that they quit making the old Wringer Washing machines. A good part of the world has very limited water available and a modern Automatic uses 30 gal of water per load.

When you have limited water that is a tremendous Waste.

My father-in-law used to winter in Alamo Texas and would go down and work in an Orphange in Mexico doing Handyman chores.

They used an old broken down Maytag Wringer Machine. Which he knew inside out, since he had built every part during his 30 yrs at Maytag.

He was a Maytag Retiree, and called one of the Plant Managers in Newton looking for parts.

They shipped the last two Wringer Machines in their warehouse, to him in Alamo, and he took them to the Orphange.

Edited by JD DANNELS, May 23, 2013 - 08:06 AM.

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