Gas-Powered Antique Washing Machine [Restoration]

  • Published: 28 November 2019
  • It's real and you are going to want to see this run. This restoration is on a late 1920s Model 92 Maytag gas-powered washing machine. Electric versions were also available, but I restored the Maytag engine previously, so it is only natural that I slap it on this washer.
    This machine contained the most amount of parts I have had to deal with to date! It also gave me a very hard time, with several broken bolts, locked up parts, and damaged or missing parts. I was able to source some replacement parts from a viewer that kindly offered to share. I decided to paint the machine a light grey, but did not choose to paint the tub, even though it was originally painted. I felt that covering up all that aluminum would be a travesty.
    Getting this machine back together was a very lengthy process, as I had to learn through trial and error where each internal part should go and how it should move. Since the machine was so heavily rusted and locked up, it was hard to envision how the parts all work together, making it harder for me to figure out how to put it back together.
    I am satisfied with the result although I would have loved to do a mirror polish on the aluminum, but I have a life to live and having something that large and highly polished in the workshop would give me more anxiety than I need right now.
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Comments • 1 620

  • Joe Shopper
    Joe Shopper  13 часов назад

    These old washers with the exposed rollers used to be a great way to clean out the gene pool.

    • Joe Shopper
      Joe Shopper  13 часов назад

      I was casually watching until 22:18 when I had to stop and rewind. Thanks for that.

      • Nour Eltoureny
        Nour Eltoureny  15 часов назад

        Very good jop .. like tom&jerry washing machine😂😂❤

        • Turkey Man
          Turkey Man  16 часов назад

          Best restoration

          • Turkey Man
            Turkey Man  16 часов назад

            Holding that drill press was hilarious 🤣

            • Александр Чудов
              Александр Чудов  17 часов назад

              With the clean freshness of gasoline x)))

              • faarmer
                faarmer  18 часов назад

                Nice machine! But brother, you're leaving greasy fingerprints all over the white paint

                • luishion
                  luishion  19 часов назад

                  Sooner or later everything becomes a hammer

                  • Gellis12
                    Gellis12  19 часов назад

                    5:53 Can't be tight if it's a liquid

                    • Brooklyn
                      Brooklyn  20 часов назад

                      Omg when you slammed your face on the sand blasting machine i was dying laughing love the vid great work

                      • InstrucTube
                        InstrucTube  22 часа назад

                        I nearly lost it and had to pause the video when you used the drill press as a hand tool. Nice job good sir, very nice indeed!

                        • CyborgeBolt
                          CyborgeBolt  22 часа назад

                          This is also the name for my garage band

                          • ldlemos
                            ldlemos  День назад

                            whats that tide? bro you may have just voided the warranty, they recommend using "Dr Ajax triple A washing-up flakes". good thing you can repair it yourself just in case.

                            • Tokidoki
                              Tokidoki  День назад

                              Please wrap your freshly prepped roller in plastic wrap or?? anything to protect it from greasy, grodie fingerprints. A truly cringie moment watching the grubbiness increase. Thank you for another great video!

                              • Sexual Tyrannosaurus
                                Sexual Tyrannosaurus  День назад

                                Before watching the video. Gas powered washing machine? That sounds like the stupidest thing I've ever heard of! After watching the video. Huh, that thing is actually kind of neat!

                                • Daniel De Souza Dias
                                  Daniel De Souza Dias  День назад

                                  E mais fácil comprar uma lavadora nova .

                                  • Daniel Kitchel
                                    Daniel Kitchel  День назад

                                    Nice intro!

                                    • Peace Maker
                                      Peace Maker  День назад

                                      good job

                                      • E&R Auto Sales
                                        E&R Auto Sales  День назад

                                        Cool. The only thing I would suggest is if you would have fine sand the tub and polished it.

                                        • Senior El Zappo
                                          Senior El Zappo  День назад

                                          You have to admire a man who knows how to caress a mangle roller..

                                          • di. mythios
                                            di. mythios  День назад

                                            Going to be picky so I'll apologies now. If I had something as beautiful as this, and I really want to use it , I would have powdered what needs to be powder coated. I would have Zinc/Nickle plated what needs to be plated. The old school part of me would have tried to repair the split rollers then keep as a spare. This is how I became a wealthy man. Reuse. Repair. Recycle. Re-purpose. That is my mantra. And yea I would be using this machine semi-off grid. Other than that a very nice conversational piece.

                                            • michael johnson
                                              michael johnson  День назад

                                              27:12 stroke that roller

                                              • shaun swistak
                                                shaun swistak  День назад

                                                are all of those greasy fingerprints on that white roller going to show up on the clothes that you might wash?

                                                • BizeDex
                                                  BizeDex  День назад

                                                  15:20 roll that up in a joint and youll be getting tumors by the toke

                                                  • Dima Vovin
                                                    Dima Vovin  День назад

                                                    Накуй я это смотрел 👁

                                                    • Gary Miller
                                                      Gary Miller  День назад

                                                      Not gonna lie I was bummed maple syrup wasn’t in this episode

                                                      • TheDarkvindetta
                                                        TheDarkvindetta  День назад

                                                        К ЧЕМУ ЭТИ ДЕБИЛЬНЫЕ ШУТКИ ПРО НУТЕЛУ ?

                                                        • David Greenawalt
                                                          David Greenawalt  День назад

                                                          I'm about half way through this and just want to say, you're a brave man.

                                                          • Sergey Turowsky
                                                            Sergey Turowsky  День назад

                                                            Серьезный аппарат. Отличная работа. Я бы на таком ссыканул стирать))

                                                            • Ken Roberts
                                                              Ken Roberts  День назад

                                                              you stroke that roller one more time and its a porno

                                                              • Jay Manney
                                                                Jay Manney  День назад

                                                                I miss the scale banana in the intro. Shame they got written out of the show for that ill advised spin off.

                                                                • Wim Matthijs
                                                                  Wim Matthijs  День назад

                                                                  awesome, shouldnt the motor be fit with an exhaust?

                                                                  • Wim Matthijs
                                                                    Wim Matthijs  День назад

                                                                    like a muffler

                                                                    • Screws And Tools
                                                                      Screws And Tools  День назад

                                                                      Huge like for great restoration video! Thank you for sharing!

                                                                      • Giuseppe Colombo
                                                                        Giuseppe Colombo  День назад

                                                                        un lavoro meraviglioso complimenti

                                                                        • Alik Aknazarov
                                                                          Alik Aknazarov  День назад

                                                                          In Russia this washing machine called semi-automatic

                                                                          • Peng Win
                                                                            Peng Win  День назад

                                                                            He actually did it...the absolute madman.

                                                                            • Mandela Effect
                                                                              Mandela Effect  День назад

                                                                              That must of have been a washer for rich people back then

                                                                              • Paul Orth
                                                                                Paul Orth  День назад

                                                                                Fine old classic brought back to life. Laundry was definitely a back porch/yard job.

                                                                                • phooesnax
                                                                                  phooesnax  День назад

                                                                                  Picking the the drill press was hilarious! Our newer Maytag failed bearings two times....once within a year... Nice job Eric

                                                                                  • Johnpipe
                                                                                    Johnpipe  День назад

                                                                                    That is pretty cool.

                                                                                    • Chris F
                                                                                      Chris F  День назад

                                                                                      That's real nice work! It's obvious you know what you're doing, getting it all back together and humming!

                                                                                      • James Benedict
                                                                                        James Benedict  День назад

                                                                                        Is this where the saying got my tit in the wringer comes from?

                                                                                        • Stephen Sisino
                                                                                          Stephen Sisino  2 дня назад

                                                                                          ** Standing-Ovation ** fantastic... A true beauty. A true contraption. MARVELOUS!

                                                                                          • rhuttrho88
                                                                                            rhuttrho88  2 дня назад

                                                                                            Maaaaan if you didn't throw any clothes in there after the restoration.😡..........😂😂😂

                                                                                            • Surfhead
                                                                                              Surfhead  2 дня назад

                                                                                              Beautifully done. What a brilliant piece of machinery for its time. Definitely not OSHA approved LOL.

                                                                                              • rhuttrho88
                                                                                                rhuttrho88  2 дня назад

                                                                                                I guess the weekends was the time for the ole ball and chain to fire up the wash machine! Vroom Vroom!

                                                                                                • Judith Burdine
                                                                                                  Judith Burdine  2 дня назад

                                                                                                  You don’t have to wring out the cloth. That’s the wringers job.

                                                                                                  • Elektronik Schmiede
                                                                                                    Elektronik Schmiede  2 дня назад

                                                                                                    It would have been really smart from maytag, if they used a water jacket on that cylinder or exhaust to heat the water inside the washing mashine ...

                                                                                                    • T. S
                                                                                                      T. S  2 дня назад

                                                                                                      At 21:45 when he just banged his head on the screen and stuck his tongue out, i laughed soo loud 🤣🤣

                                                                                                      • Terry Stover
                                                                                                        Terry Stover  2 дня назад

                                                                                                        I think this is the coolest restoration I've seen you do yet. Very nice job.

                                                                                                        • Patrick Thompson
                                                                                                          Patrick Thompson  2 дня назад

                                                                                                          So, I noticed you added "hands" to your intro, showing off your shop tools. I thought this was supposed to be accessible to the common person? I mean, I have multiple piles of trash in my garage, so good there, but not one spare set of hands. I think you're getting too fancy with big budget tools like that, and it'll sour a lot of your normal viewers.

                                                                                                          • GabrielCupertino
                                                                                                            GabrielCupertino  2 дня назад

                                                                                                            I like your videos because they are true restoration challenges!

                                                                                                            • Roberto Deras
                                                                                                              Roberto Deras  2 дня назад

                                                                                                              EXCELENT JOB

                                                                                                              • ideildo martins braga
                                                                                                                ideildo martins braga  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                EU JA MAIS USARIA UMA MAQUINA DESSA DE LAVAR POIS E MUITA BARULHENTA OS MEUS VIZINHOS ME ESPANCARIA DE RAIVA PLEASE YOU KNOW THE YEAR OF THIS WASHING MACHINE

                                                                                                                • Grant Rennie
                                                                                                                  Grant Rennie  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                  I had kind of guessed that there might be something like this out there from the past, a petrol/gasolene powered washing machine, thought it would be either American or German and that it would be used somewhere like a mining camp or on a boat, but had never seen one before this video 👍 Have a great day

                                                                                                                  • reviews and repairs
                                                                                                                    reviews and repairs  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                    my mother used to use large wooden tonges to put the wet clothes through the mangle in case she caught her fingers

                                                                                                                    • Death Merchant
                                                                                                                      Death Merchant  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                      Put some sort of glasses on when your dropping parts in that vat of rust remover. Well or your next vid is gonna be in braille. Your wife should slap the crap out you boy. Good vid keep em coming.

                                                                                                                      • Billy Jack
                                                                                                                        Billy Jack  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                        My brother and i used to play with a 2 cylinder maytag when we were kids. My brother used to shell corn cobbs through the flywheel fins.

                                                                                                                        • shoominati23
                                                                                                                          shoominati23  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                          I'm trying to find one of the westinghouse washer dryer combos from the 50s that played the chime when the clothes were dry

                                                                                                                          • trancelistic
                                                                                                                            trancelistic  2 дня назад

                                                                                                                            Great job.