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Collecting antique gasoline engines. Some tips.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1984 (v.68#4) pg. 25, 27

Small engine mechanics. Troubleshooting tips for small gasoline engines.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.74#3) pg. 47, 50

Do your own small gasoline engine repair and save. Some tips.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.80#1) pg. 62
Added Info COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1996 (v.80#2) pg. 6

Tips on maintaining 2- and 4-cycle engines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #81 Aug 1964 (v.14#4) pg. 63

Tip: Photograph carburetor settings and other adjustments on new chain saws, lawn mowers, etc. for future reference.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 108

Troubleshooting small engines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #207 Mar 1980 (v.30#3) pg. 98

Tune up your power equipment for spring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 57

How to make an accurate compression reading on a garden tiller or other gasoline-powered lawn and garden tool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #292 Oct 1988 (v.38#8) pg. 89

Tips on preventing backfire in a two-cycle air-cooled gas engine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #292 Oct 1988 (v.38#8) pg. 89

Tips on replacing the starter rope on a small gasoline engine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 81

Tips on tools and techniques for removing the flywheel of a small gasoline engine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 79

Troubleshooting a garden tractor (or other gasoline-powered tool) which runs rough.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 79

Power tune-up for small gasoline engines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 82

How to repair outdoor power equipment. Special section on what to do when an engine won't start, is hard to start, stops suddenly, lacks power, overheats or vibrates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 56

How to clean the fuel filter located inside the fuel tank of small gasoline engines (like those found on lawn mowers, etc).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 84

A regular maintenance schedule will extend small engine life.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1984 (v.28#2) pg. 38

How to convert a lawnmower engine to operate on alcohol fuel.
HARROWSMITH #35 Apr-May 1981 (v.5#7) pg. 44

Repairing a lawnmower's recoil starter.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 14

Tip: A simple gauge made from cork and wire prevents overfilling the gas tanks of small gasoline engines.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 18

Troubleshooting guide to starting small gasoline engines like those found on lawnmowers.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 66

Tip: Special bracket for loose engine-starting ropes keeps the knotted end from flying back and striking the person when it is pulled off starter pulley.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 8

Simple tool can be made for bending the ends of governor cables and control wires for small gasoline engines.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1979 (v.68#2) pg. 48

Installing small engine control cables. Tips on making the adjustments necessary for remote control of small engines.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 56

Learn about two-cycle gasoline engines by tearing down and rebuilding model airplane engines.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1979 (v.68#7) pg. 56

The care and feeding of small engines, such as lawn mower engines.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #504 May 1970 (v.66) pg. 84

How to install electronic ignition on a Briggs & Stratton gasoline engine (like those found on most lawn mowers). This will often eliminate starting problems. Est. cost: $15.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #662 Jul 1983 (v.79) pg. 100

Build a dual-fuel carburetor (gasoline or wood-gas) to feed a truck or stationary engine.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 138

How to diagnose common small-engine ailments, fix the ones you can and know which ones you can't.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #117 May-Jun 1989 pg. 96

Energy products: don't get ripped off. Part 1. Gasoline and electricity "savers".
NEW SHELTER Sep 1982 (v.3#7) pg. 79

The basics of routine repairs for a four-cycle rotary lawnmower engine.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1987 (v.34#4) pg. 66

How to maintain small gasoline engines. Part 1.
PARENTS HOME Jul 1981 (v.5#9) pg. 29

Repairing small gasoline engines. Part 2.
PARENTS HOME Sep 1981 (v.5#10) pg. 34

Electronic-ignition circuits for use with four-stroke engines. These circuits evolved from the conversion of an air compressor into an operating inverted gas engine.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 78

How to service small engines. Part 1. Troubleshooting and maintenance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1971 (v.135#3) pg. 130

How to service small engines. Part 2. Repairs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 134

Preseason and preventive maintenance for power mower engines.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 109

How to keep your power lawn mower operating. Covers fuel system, ignition system, compression and other tests.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 78

Learn to fix lawnmower or other small gasoline engines using the Foley Manufacturing Company correspondence course. Est. cost: $400.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1978 (v.149#5) pg. 92

How to overhaul a small engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1988 (v.165#3) pg. 119

How to replace a starter pull-rope on a small gasoline engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1988 (v.165#7) pg. 111

How to retrofit a 1963-1982 Briggs & Stratton gasoline engine with a zero-maintenance electronic ignition.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1989 (v.166#5) pg. 149

Maintenance of newer gas-powered outdoor equipment. Tips on selecting the correct gasoline and oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1990 (v.167#7) pg. 69

Adding a muffler to a power lawnmower.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1964 (v.184#6) pg. 149

How to select the right oil for your two-cycle engines, like those found in outboards, chain saws and snowmobiles.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1973 (v.202#5) pg. 86

Tip: How to replace a starter rope on a lawn mower.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1979 (v.214#3) pg. 156

How to maintain and repair a two-stroke engine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1979 (v.215#6) pg. 104

Tips on adding electronic ignition to a Briggs & Stratton engine on your lawnmower or other garden tool.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1983 (v.222#5) pg. 104

Fix small gas engines with a tool kit, a shop manual and a little common sense.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1972 (v.43#5) pg. 50

Quick check for condition of valve guides.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 24

Troubleshooting small (one-cylinder) engine ignition problems.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #240 Jul 1996 (v.20#12) pg. 23
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #242 Sep 1996 (v.21#2) pg. 35