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GRAY Engine?


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Old 09-07-2006, 12:59:40 AM
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The only thing I can see that would indicate a Gray is the "wheelbarrow" truck.

This is a picture of a Gray I have "restored" for a friend and I know it to be all original, because The friend says his grandpa bought it brand new. He was removing an old shed on his grandpa's farm, which had fallen down, and when he was picking up all the "stuff" that was left, up comes a bucket with the little Gray in it. He said: "You'll never be able to get that thing running!" Well I don't have it running yet, but Pinckneyville, Portland and Jerseyville shows, plus the new girl friend hasn't left me much time to get it timed. If any one out there can help me with "switch" to fire the buzz coil, I would sure appreciate it?

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Old 09-07-2006, 01:12:29 AM
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It's difficult to tell from the angles shown. Check out a 2hp throttle governed Witte and see if they aren't the same (less the head and hopper top).

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Old 09-07-2006, 07:30:50 PM
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Kirk, I believe you have solved the mystery. Remove the addition to the top of the hopper, put on the correct head and EK mag and it sure looks like my 2hp witte. I thought it might be a witte when I first seen the feet under the front of the engine. Ain't this fun!!
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:23:03 PM
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All rite, Some one post a picture of a 2 hp Witte.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:02:22 PM
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Hey guy's

Here are the photos of my Dad's 2hp Witte... Sure looks like the same engine to me with a few modifications.

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Here's a picture of an engine I took at the Nittany Show Saturday. When I started looking through the pictures on the computer, I thought, hey that looks familiar. This one even has the dry head.

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Old 09-10-2006, 03:54:40 PM
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Bill, I presume you don't remember what that engine was tagged as, do you?
I took a bunch of engine photos at Mt. Pleasant, thinking I could read what they said, or I'd remember what they were..... I was only half right!
Anyway, whatever the original engine is, it's a keeper.
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:54:00 PM
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You are right Tom, I suffer from CRS. On a good day it's DRS. The heck of it is, I remeber looking at a tag on an engine and it read Lauson. But this engine doesn't look like any Lauson's in the BRB. Sorry
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