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    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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    Post by c sitas 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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    Post by JacobL 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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    Post by rickraedeke 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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    Post by c sitas 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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    Post by c sitas Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:04 am

    I see alot of time and money here. Lookin real good Rick.
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    Post by chaz Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:43 am

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        Awesome ........... wall hanger or hang it on air boat or airplane ? Very Happy
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    Post by rickraedeke Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 am

    This lovely little example of 1940s technology is fated to remain grounded to be admired by the worlds aviation enthusiast. There's an aviation museum or collector out there somewhere just begging to add this beauty to it's displays. At over 400 pounds I wouldn't want to contemplate the freight cost. Just moving it around the shop demands some real effort.

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