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Witte head: fabrication or wait

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Old 06-15-2005, 09:50:51 PM
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Default Witte head: fabrication or wait

I have purchased a 4 hp Witte (the one with the enclosed crank, and gov. ). it was missing the wet head and all attached to the head. Do you fellows think i will be able to find a head for it? or should i start figuring out a way to fabricate one from steel weldments.. AS usual i must admit that i am new to engines, but after looking around for a month, i have no leads on finding a head in any condition. Thanks for any common sense advise, (something i seem to have little of)
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Default Re: Witte head: fabrication or wait

RHudson.......I would think you can find one...check with Ed at Hit and Miss...or some of the other sponsors of this site... Mark Congden
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Default Re: Witte head: fabrication or wait

I have several engines that I have in taken apart and put in organized piles while I hunt for parts to complete them..Might take a year or two sometimes, but usually something will turn up on E-Bay, or Smokstak, or at swap meets & shows...Just gotta be REAL patient ..Parts for that Witte should be pretty plentiful, just keep looking and asking, and as you find a piece to the puzzle, throw it in the pile!

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