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Old 06-03-2011, 01:52:28 AM
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I have looked at the archives and almost every place on this computer for anyone haveing a serial no list for Gade engines to no avail. Mine has the brass tag The Gade Manufactured by Gade Bros. Iowa Falls Iowa Patented in 1904 # 5308 all I have ever found is what is in Wedels book this one does have the carb with the round holes and round rod and brass rod end and mains and ingnitor fired. Which if you have one and are haveing trouble with it, check where the bar pushes the ingnitor trip up the ramp to trip it back, this has to be square not rounded off to push it off the ramp the way it should I gently touched it to a grinding wheel to square it up and WOW What a difference no more hassles with that! One of the simplest carbs I have ever seen but can be a little tricky I think this one was a stationary at one time but am trying to duplicate the best I can with funds avaible, portable rig that is in a book I found that is little later than this was made with the fuel tank above the flywheels in back. Thanks
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Contact Tom Alexander. I'll send you a PM with his number.
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Rich, What horse power is your engine? I have some Gade truck info around here that has been misplaced. I will find it. There are three different styles of trucks depending on hp size and year of vintage. Not too much info in computer land on Gades

Don, can you PM me with Tom's Number? I have several Gades that are not on a list.
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Mine is a 3 hp and mostly oringal paint at least I think? at least on the subbase because it has rusty spots here and there and I know where it was bought and was in a old shed way bakc in the woods near Big Springs Mo and sold at a farm auction taht is the way dad kept engines unless they where a total mess or naked LOL And is very heavy well madeenginefor a 3hp engine.
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Dwayne, I sent you a PM.
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Thanks Don and Dywayn I havent called him yet have been kinda busy at night.I did find something Curious today though, was cleaning the fins off and my late father never mentioned this, on the 2nd fin from the head is stamped 5 and is right in the center of fin, this is a stamp not a casting and looks to be of the same stamp that is on the brass name tag # Maybe 1905 ? has anyone else that has a Gade 3hp around that is close to #5308 have a number stamped here? Never heard of this # being stamped here before on Gades.
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I have a early style 3hp Gade.
Mine is sn 6031 and there is a 140 stamped on the second cooling fin.

Anyone know what year my Gade is?

I have no idea on the 140 other than it could be an employee number of the person that assembled the engine.

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I'll see Tom Alexander at Coolsprings next week. I'll ask him to look at this thread.
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Rich,

Another thought about the number stamped on the cooling fin.
I acknowledge I know nothing about Gade serial numbers so this next guess is truly a guess.

Maybe your 3hp was the 5th one they made, and mine was the 140th one they made of that size. This could work if they stamped a sequence number of each size of engine they made.
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