New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The New Way  Engine Identification Table has been published on its own page.

To allow New Way Enthusiasts to identify their motor by some of the classic indicators in the different Series/Model/Type.
The Identification table is an incomplete work requiring input from New Way Enthusiasts. You will note there are cells without data or a ?. This is a best effort with data available from American and Australian enthusiasts I know to this time.
Ultimately to provide a complete and accurate table of all New Way Motors for enthusiasts to use as a ready reconer in determining what New Way motor they have even if it exists in a bare bones state.
Your Help
If you own a New Way  Motor and it's data is incomplete in the table or not listed at all, I desperately need your help so as to provide a fully comprehensive reference table for any New Way   enthusiast. All help appreciated.
In the interests of quickly building an accurate reference service, let me know if:-
  • A New Way motor isn't listed and you have details you can accurately supply.
  • You can supply missing data or you think some I have shown is incorrect.
  • If you have a photo of a motor where presently there is none or it is incomplete/unrestored etc., I would really appreciate if you could email me a photo so I can add it to the table. (last Column) NOTE:- Most photos are achieved simply by a link to the correct photo on WEB sites.
My email is else press the comments button to leave details to allow me to update the table.

Direct LINK to table is - else click the page button at top of the right hand column.

Remember, for me to get this right I really do need the help of other enthusiasts - there are gaps to fill, photo's to find. Thanks in advance for Table Update Information in comments or emails as a service to other New Way owners.


  1. Great site, the info on the crank handle is something I have been looking for a long time. This is the best engine site on one engine brand that I know of, keep up the good work. Cheers Bill

  2. Hi,I have New-Way motor on an old John Deere potatoe digger.My father said that the carborator was the same as used on a 1927 Chev so I assume that it was made around that time.Would this motor have been orginal for this John Deere potatoe digger or would it have been added later as a replacement motor.It looks like it was the original motor.Thank you,Lonnie

  3. Highly likely it was original with the New Way Engine on Deere Potato diggers. They fitted different sizes 6, 8, 10 Hp depending on how heavy the soil was they were working. This applied to the Hoover - Deere Digger especially.