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Jim Marsh
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 04:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just got a Wonder Engine, marine engine 2 cylinder, hp 3 4 , #1229, It was my fathers for many years. Made in Syracuse N.Y.
PLEASE HELP, I would like to find out about this
engine and Wonder Mfg. I would like to restore.
and get it to run.
Jim
marshduck@provide.net
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andrew
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jim,

A friend of mine has one of those engines... very nice small two cylinder engine! Wonderful!

I don't have history on Wonder, but I think Bruce Hall might. Maybe he will see this and post something.

I don't know if you are familiar with early marine inboards in general or not... if not you may want the book OLD MARINE ENGINES and the booklet THE PALMER HANDBOOK.

Are you missing parts? How about posting a picture or email it to me and I will post it.

Regards,
Andrew
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richarddurgee
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stan Grayson's book "Old Marine Engines" appendix A Says.
Wonder Mfg Co.
Syracuse N.Y.
Trade name: Wonder
Note: Listed in Syracuse city directories from
1907-1918.Acquired by Henrey F. and William P. King, successors To Barber Brothers.

Photos taken 2002 at Clayton Museum New york.


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andrew
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some comments and pics from Jim:

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Andrew,

I just got the engine 1 week ago, My Dad had it for over 30 years, but he never did anything with it.

My Dad lived on Lake Erie so I would Think it was used in fresh water. I think it was left in the house from another owner, not sure? We live
a long way from any salt water.

I will try to check the water jacket. I am very handy I can fix most things, But I don't know if it can be restored.

I will let you know about the water jacket.



also...

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I looked into the water intake where the water pump mounts and the water jacket looks very good to me just some light rust. I stuck a screwdriver in and it seems good.

I think I could make a water pump.




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