Please become a member or sign the vistors page. All comments welcome. Looking for all that I can get on Maytag Corp. There is a lot of information out there, looking for what is not published. Searching for the odd items that they produced.
A little bit about me. I am a US Army Soldier stationed in Wisconsin for the Army Reserve in Wausau, WI. I have been collecting for the past 10 years off an on. Starting in 2007 I have did more collecting then prior years. I have been around old engines for about 30 years as my dad collected them. I have restored more Maytags then I can count. Well off on my next adventure, heading to Korea in May 2013 for a year long tour. I hope to find some old engines while I'm there. I thought I seen somewhere that the military used some of the Maytag engines to power signal equipment, so that is my first thing I plan to search for.
I must say I got my best find in Jan 09...it is a Fruit Jar Maytag (Pictures posted). This engine is different from all the others that I have seen online and in person. This one has a two bolt main bearing. The ones that I have seen have been four bolt main bearing, like the uprights and model 82's. I have been told that this is real rare but it was one that was made by Maytag. Spoke to a guy that says he has old plans from the factory (waiting to see them).
2010 has been a good Maytag Collecting year....I got two Model 19's....one with a decal and the other with the caution plate on the starter cover....I got my X-mas gift early it was a Experimental Maytag (picture below), the Flywheel, the main bearing and head are the odd parts on this engine....only part that begins with X is the main bearing....
Well it is 2011 and not much going on as it is colder then a well diggers axx....but I did pick up a twin with a Backlite Air Control Knob....it is earlier then the one I currently have...I do want to let everyone know that there is going to be a big show in Iowa, here is what I got off SmokStak:
Come join us for the 47th Annual Old Time Power Show on August 19-21, 2011. Antique Acres Janesville, Iowa. Featuring John Deere, Ferguson and Maytag Gas Engines, Related items, Equipment and Memorabillia on Exhibit at the Show!
Guy/Gal's they are looking to make this a big event and are looking for 750-1000 Maytag engines. I was hoping to attend/show but due to Milatary requirement i will be in El Paso, TX....and finish on the 19th....so not sure that I could make that 1200 mile trip in one day....I am going to try and make it to the show on Sat 20 Aug 11, as I want to see what everyone has brought to show and meet up with old friends and hopefully make new ones. I may have my Fruit Jar with me because i do want to show it off. I am still looking for another one like mine...so if anyone know who might have one please email or ping me on here...
Come back often and see updates and what I have uncovered...
David Fannon firstname.lastname@example.org
Longbase Model 92 Fruit Jar Maytag 2 Bolt-Main bearing
Quicklift Mower Fruit Jar Engine First Show Edger, WI
Maytag Experimental Engine Oilpull Maytag Tractor
McLean Maytag Tractor 11 Fin Model 82 Maytag