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Old 07-13-2019, 08:40:12 PM
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Today I picked up an Associated built engine. It was sold here in Quebec by P.T.Legare under the name "The Milwaukee".

I'm not too familiar with Associated engines but I know many here are. I thought that the first digit in the serial number was the horsepower. My engine is serial number 420359 on the name tag and also stamped on the end of the crank shaft. Since the first digit is a 4 I thought the engine should be a 4hp but the name tag clearly indicated 6 horsepower.

What can you tell me about it?
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

Dennis, Associated related their engines (Iowa Oversize) and the 4 hp became a 6 hp. Basically the same but had a couple changes most notably is the hopper extends over the head. A lot of manufactures just changed the rpm to get more hp.
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

David nailed it !
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

Is it known in what year this Iowa oversize was built?
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

Dennis, the records from the factory have never been discovered so an exact year would be impossible. There are some dates/serial numbers in the operating/repair manuals that one can go by. Your engine is a high serial number which leads me to think late 1920’s. Just my guess. Somebody may chime in with a better guess.
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

If my engine is in fact an "Iowa Oversize" and I have no way to tell for sure, and when I checked some old ads I have, the first time the term Iowa Oversize was used was in November 1920.

Anyone know in what year Associated built their last engine?

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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) engine.

I took a few more pictures of my 6hp Milwaukee.
They can be seen here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/associated/page102.html

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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) Engine

hi Dennis, you have a nice engine. I have a 6hp that is different than yours. mine has a webster mag setup, taller base, big opening for the water hopper and bigger flywheels.
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Default Re: Associated (The Milwaukee) Engine

another pic I have with my truck at the jacktown show from last fall.
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