As you know by now I have always enjoyed working on old equipment and this is no exception. I have always wanted to get my own hit and miss engine. I had a chance to get this one from a friends farm. This old Monitor engine was bought used in 1939. From the serial number it looks like it was manufactured in 1938. Here is a good website on the 'Monitor Engine'
I have not started the rebuild process yet but hope to start here soon. The piston is stuck and I have taken off the rod bolts but it is not budging. I have sprayed down the engine with PB Blaster. I am going to use the electrolysis machine to clean and hopefully brake loose the bolts and nuts.
Here is a picture of the Monitor I will add more pictures during the rebuild process: