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    Post by rickraedeke on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:08 pm







    Found this Logan at an estate sale. 75 years old and it runs like a Swiss watch. When I'm not fooling around on the lathe I'm restoring my Continental radial. Found it sitting on a pallet in a farmers pasture. He thought it was junk.

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    Re: Great Machines

    Post by c sitas on Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:48 pm

    rick that logan is like new. I have a 6 inch craftsman about as old as your logan. I suppose the connie is tight ? The crank and rods in that thing blow my mind how they are arranged.

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    Re: Great Machines

    Post by JacobL on Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:41 am

    What's the story with that piston head hanging out the bottom? Missing a few parts? Or is that just how the engine originally came? Very interesting.
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    Re: Great Machines

    Post by rickraedeke on Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:38 pm

    I found this very cool machine abandoned in a farmers field (see photo) The missing cylinder was found and a deal struck for a very reasonable price. It's a little rusty in some spots but not beyond the point of recovery. Like the Logan it's old school (lots of machined parts)  These little beauties must have kept thousands of machinist busy during WW2. Just have a look at all those gears in the accessories case.






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    Re: Great Machines

    Post by c sitas on Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:39 pm

    Rick ,  listen close , you could hear it screaming yet, in a full out dive.

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