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Reo Trollabout


Looked on craigslist this morning and a guy had some gravelys for sale and talking to him i say...

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:12 PM
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Circa 1971.......project when I was a frosh in High School
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Nice display set-up Tim! I too had fun with the REO engines. I motorized a Raliegh 3 speed bike - was clocked at over 50 MPH by the local gendarmes on I-280 before it opened in 1968. I also motorized a hand built coaster car My dad built for me in 1958. I put the REO on it in 1964, and used it for over 6 years. My kids all had rides in it, and now my grandkids will have their shot at it too My grand daughter likes to sit in it, but can't work the clutch yet! She can coast down the driveway though I'me now looking at mounting a REO 552 in a 3 wheel bike , so I can use it as a butt buggy.
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Circa 1971.......project when I was a frosh in High School
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Default Last coat of wax on max

HOTROD BUILT LIKE A SEWWING MACHINE
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this is not a sewwing machine but it could have been if they made the kenmore connection.......hey
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Beautiful !! I've got a 15' skiff that would fit right in!!
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it would look super in a skiff and two of them in your boat would be hot.....
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My pops knows quite a bit about these little "boogers"... The green machines! If you go to his house someday, you will call him Andy jacobsen, REO, Hit and Miss Mackey... Just peek in the locked garage and you'll know why!!! lol


I love the REO kart though, dad!!!!


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That has to be hard on the tailbone though!
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Reo also made three different tractors that I know about.
I have all three different models. Reo is the first engine I ever had. My dad bought it for me for $5.00 a long time ago.
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When mounted in a boat, the Trollabout engine sat at about a 20 degree angle, on a factory supplied steel base, that was mounted to the hull of your boat of choice. The prop shaft followed that angle thru the hull, thru a stuffing box, also mounted on the hull. The assembly ended with the prop just about even with the transom. The rudder stuck out behind the prop. The trollabout was fitted with a friction drive reverse - but steering was poor when going backwards!

It was rumored that a poorly fitted / adjusted stuffing box did in the Trollabout roll out, the boat sank at the dock!
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Default Re: Reo Trollabout

all single screw inboards hardly steered in reverse. its rearward direction was determined by prop rotation and the direction of the wind. i believe the engine angle was closer to 12 degrees. fyi i have alot of extra nos reo trollabout marine engine mounting and thru the hull fittings.
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Nope, not me. I'm not gonna necropost!
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