Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Maytag toy racer from 1935. Powered by the washing machines hit and miss 2 stroke engine, this was a promotional kids go cart made in Newton Iowa from 1934 to 41

about 30 of the 500 made still survive,



  1. Someone could make a legitimate argument that typical Maytag engines are not "hit and miss", and are simply a 2-stroke with a spark interruptor. Hit and miss engines are generally accepted to be 4-cycle with the governor acting on the exhaust valve to create the "miss".

    1. I am just working with the info from the call board. I have to assume its correct.

  2. One could also argue a hit miss is hit on demand motor 4 stroke did it with valves and Maytag with spark...heard both sides of this argument