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Fort Wayne Foundry & Machine Co. Information Wanted!


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Old 09-27-2017, 01:57:30 PM
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Hello All,
Doing some research on the Fort Wayne Foundry and Machine Co. Fort Wayne, Ind. I would like to find an engine catalog or catalogs that show several pictures of the engines. I have the BYB and information C.H. has provided but I still have more questions than answers.

Any idea what the round dial like item is in front of the ignitor ?

Idea as to what the carb should look like?

For the Cart Guru's, Does this cart look like a specific make or brand?

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Temp Gage?
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It bolts - could it be the ignition coil?
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Not sure who makes the cart but I've got one just like it. I've wondered what it is.
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Trucks look like early Bettendorf with the single row of spokes down the center of the wheel. Jason
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LCJudge Can you post some pics of your cart?
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Trucks look like early Bettendorf with the single row of spokes down the center of the wheel. Jason
https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...ttendorf+carts

Jason, I believe you are right. There are a number of pictures of carts very similar to this one in a previous thread started by Jeff Wahl. I've included the link to that thread above. The Bettendorf carts start with post#9. I have the same cart under my McVicker engine. Tommy, if you look closely at your cart, Bettendorf may be cast into the outer circumference of the wheel hubs.

Coincidentally, there is also a Wayne engine ad in post #26 of the same thread.

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It might be a temp gauge. hole is 1.5 inches and in the water jacket. Hoping to hear back from Tommy on his Wayne engine.
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It might be a temp gauge. hole is 1.5 inches and in the water jacket. Hoping to hear back from Tommy on his Wayne engine.
Tommy does not have a Wayne Engine, He said he has a cart like yours.
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https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showt...f+carts&page=2

Keven Withers had mentioned a surviving engine back in 2013. When I messaged him last week, he pointed me in Tommy's direction for the surviving engine.
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Correction on my part. After cleaning more crud out of the hole it appears this 1.5in hole leads to the top side of the intake valve and not the water jacket. Hole for some type of hot tube to heat air?
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Can anyone tell me what other engine manufactures used this type of fuel shut off system? Straight rod across the head that blocked off fuel from the mixer when the exhaust valve was being opened.
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Not the best drawings but I ran across these the other day in a book I have here.

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More pics & info.

Also it looks like there is a catalog for the Wayne engines at;

http://link.library.in.gov/portal/Ca...d/J3EkuhZnarA/
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More pics & info.

Also it looks like there is a catalog for the Wayne engines at;

http://link.library.in.gov/portal/Ca...d/J3EkuhZnarA/
I like your little icon, the engine with the turning flywheels.
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Nick, Thanks for posting these. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across the same photo wayne7.jpg in an old magazine. It really surprised me on how detailed they described the ignitor and what the missing mystery item was "H". Item "H" was used with city gas and/or for a gas producer that the foundry also made and sold. My engine is setup for gasoline only. I believe the Ind. State catalog is the same one from the Smithsonian that I shared with them.
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Ryan,
I found some pictures from the 1978 & 1979 Maumee Valley New Haven shows that have pictures of the Wayne when it was together and running. Doug brought it up to the show for a few years. I was digging thru old pictures tonight looking for something else and found them and thought you may want them.
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Mark today is my 36th Birthday and I have to say you just made my day!! Thank you very much!!

This picture helps confirm some of the original parts that were missing that couldn't be found at the auction. I believe I have everything that is supposed to be with the engine from when it was new. Items that are incorrect like the oiler, oiler tree, spark plug etc.
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I haven't had chance to scan; but dad has a picture of this engine at the Darke County show in Greenville, OH around that time. It was definitely a running engine even though it had some oilfield modifications.
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Ryan,
I am glad you liked the pictures. I was only 10 years old back then and did not remember Doug bringing the Wayne to New Haven. I remember him taking the engine to Portland at a later time when I was older. The Wayne always impressed me since it was a locally built gas engine. I was really surprised when I found the pictures. Attached is the picture I was looking for with my grandfather running a Massey Pacemaker that I just re-restored. You can also see the Wayne in the backround of the picture.
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