ALAMO Type "G" Engine
1-1/2HP. - Speed 500 RPM
Serial # G106199 (1925).


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Hi Denis - I have sent you some pictures of my Alamo. You will notice that there is a narrow brass tag on top of the hopper, though the picture doesn't show anything because of the flash, it has the serial # G106199, the speed-500RPM, the horsepower at 1-1/2HP., but no brand name whatsoever. Also the boss on the front of the hopper has the same serial number G106199 although the flash has obliterated the numbers.
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You will also notice that the governor is totally different than all other Alamo governors. Instead of 2 weights on the outside of the flywheel, there is one long one inside the flywheel. This is a very rare Alamo Engine!
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Another odd thing is that the belt pulley is on the mag side and the crankshaft is so short on the other side there is no room for a pulley. There are also other small differences that I was told about by Tom Laffey when I met him in Portland. He new exactly what my engine looked like because he knew another fellow that had one like it. Tom told me it is only rated at 1-1/2 HP. The picture of the Alamo Blue Line top right of page 18 in the BYB looks similar to mine except the governor is wrong, however it's listed as 1 HP. The top left of page 19 also looks like my engine except the governor is still wrong. Another major difference is where the hopper bolts to the Cylinder. These pictures in the book show solid tabs where it bolts together and my engine has slotted tabs which are open on the outside edge. Tom also told me that the "G" serial number engines are the only ones like that. It's a mystery to me other than it was made by some other foundry or engine builder??? The mag bracket on my Alamo is indeed a 303M51 with CMM mag serial number 660176. The igniter pushrod arm that clamps to the rod is different than any shown in the book. It has 2 setscrews in the bottom side pointing up, and the arm has a longer gooseneck than those in the book. Instead of the gooseneck coming straight up then turning back at 90 degrees, mine comes up at about 45 degrees. The casting numbers are not legible. They look like they have been ground off. I'm guessing by the book it should be part number 10670.
Larry Anger.
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