And so begins the restoration of the gas-powered washing machine! This restoration is on a 1929 No. 92 Maytag Multi-Motor. These hit and miss engines are actually quite common with around 600,000 made between 1927 and 1937 in Newton, Iowa, USA. These motors originally powered washing machines for clothes, but were also put on things line lawn mowers and toy race cars.
The restoration on this particular motor was a lot of fun as I had a secondary motor for parts as well as access to brand new parts that are still made today. It is an excellent project for someone wanting to restore a small engine.
I decided to change the paint scheme just a bit from original, but I really like how it turned out. Obviously, I was disappointed at the motor exploding at the end, but luckily I had a replacement part! The carburetor needed the most work as it was not in the best condition. I decided to give all painted surfaces a coat of clear fuel-resistant paint, just in case.
I am super excited to put this thing on a restored washing machine, which is what I plan on doing next! The new parts were made by Flywheel Supply.
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