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Headless Witte

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Old 05-24-2004, 10:51:44 PM
Jerry willis
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I see in the reprint service book they list up to a 30 hp. are their any of this size around yet? Jerry
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Old 05-25-2004, 09:57:42 AM
Tony Leonard
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Hello Jerry,

I personally only know of 3 remaining 30 HP Headless Witte engines. The most complete one is owned by Dale Cairns of East Sparta, Ohio. I have posted a picture of Dale standing in the water hopper of his engine.

You don't need a Sauna when you have an engine this big.

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:19:27 AM
Jerry willis
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Thank you Tony. I have a 3 hp headless I just got running. Jerry.
Old 05-25-2004, 08:35:22 PM
Andrew Albrecht
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Here are two more photos of Dale's 30 H.P. Witte. Note the size of the spark plug and mag, compaired to the piston. The haze in the other photo is smoke. The day i visited him he fired the engine up for me. Wow what a site and sound.
Old 05-25-2004, 10:52:46 PM
Rob Charles
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Looks like the mag should be 6 times as big to go on that engine.I saw a 16 hp acouple of years ago I thought that was big.Rob
Old 05-26-2004, 03:42:30 PM
Jon Rozevink
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I've been in the hopper of Dale's big Witte also. It sure is very spacious in there! Click on the link to see pictures.

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Old 05-26-2004, 05:02:23 PM
Don C. Wiley
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It looks like you were at the cold and rainy Portland swap meet with that cap and coat on.

Did you get wet in there? Oh, sorry! I know you're smarter than that. You wouldn't climb in there with water still in the hopper.

"DELCO DON" Southern Illinois


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