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    Mystery Gas engines

    I have a couple of gas engines, that I have forgotten about, especially as to who made them at the time.
    One I think was a US Engines made engine around 26cc. It is unique in having mounting lugs on the side which can be quite handy sometimes.
    The other engine which is a little 19cc engine, gives me vague memories about it but I am drawing a blank.
    Does anyone remember them?
    Thanks for looking.
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    The engine in the middle of the three here is the one I think was made by US Engines but I could be mistaken. it is Made in the USA though, from before when the Chinese took over all the manufacturing for small engines.





    Here is that cute little 19cc gas engine. It is vaguely familar though, but I forget at this time anything about it. The frame holding the magneto tends to obsure the engine from the front. This one is still new having never been run so far. it does weigh about 1757 grams as it is though, so it isn't all that light weight.















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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    The first engine is not a US 25 as they had indentions in the fins for the long wrench to to take the cylinder bolts out.

    I cannot remember exactly what it is but essentially it is a old RYOBI 31 with beam mounts. It was made before Lawboy, IDC, Ryan, and Ryobi came along to make them. I have one that is a Lawnboy that I bought new in the early 80's but mine does not have the beam mounts either.
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    I'm pretty sure the 19cc is an Echo.

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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    They are Homelite 25's from Sears and the other is an Echo 21.
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    The engine with the black trim is just a standard Ryobi 31

    The little engine sure looks like it is an Echo like Av8tor says.
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    The Mystery question....what ya going to do with them ???????
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    The "Ryobi" with the motor mount rails is most likely an EVRA sold by Hobby Loby about a zillion years ago.
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    TKG  thanks, Yeah I think that is it, an Evra and yes Hobby Lobby sold them many years ago too.  They used to call them a EVRA 190  for 1.9 cu in or 31cc. Horizon Hobbies might have sold them too. Some people say it'll turn a 18x6 at 7,000+ RPMs. If i remember right they used to have a pulley and a rope pull for starting them too. The Evra's appear to have maybe used Ryobi parts to make them.

    Yeah that little 19cc engine does look like a Echo. But I found it interesting that the label on it implies that someone made a number of them for RC plane use too. So i was curious if anyone remembered who made a number of them for sale years ago.

    Thanks everyone for helping me out

    Captjohn, actually I don't know what I'll do with them at this time.

    There is a youtube video of someone running a Evra Engine like mine too:
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    Ryobi and Echo .........have em both
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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    FPE engines sold Echo engines. They might still be in business, I don't know. Their prices are/were very high.

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    RE: Mystery Gas engines

    Yeah I think that was it.   FPE was very likely the ones who made that second unkown 19cc engine years ago.
    Thanks AV8TOR
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