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Wind Wheel air cooled engine info ?


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Old 07-15-2009, 04:12:56 PM
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I have just traded for a running one cylinder Wind Wheel oil field engine Model #331COF Serial # 3301478. I need any information as to history of engine and the Holtkamp Company. How rare are the Wind Wheel now? Any information would be helpful. As a child one of the oil leases behind our farm had a Wind Wheel powering a Oilwell brand pump jack for a 2000' well. This engine was from the Parkersburg West Virginia area. Are there any owners out there and are there any hints and tricks ith this unit. It was gasoline powered origionally but has been converted to propane by a needle valve and regulator from a gas grill . Thanks Mark Sergent
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:59:38 PM
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Hey mark I had one at one time,i have some history on them from the guy who built them. And also rusty farmer had a article about them years ago in the gas engine magazine.Jason
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Try this: http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/G...arch-2003.aspx
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Hi, I'am a well tender in central WV and our company has around a dozen oil wells still using windwheel engines. Just yesterday we installed a twin that had been sitting idle out in the weather for several years. After filing the points it fired right up. They are one tough little engine. I have one that has ran 8 hours a week on natural gas for 10 years and the only thing I have done to it is adjust the valves and replaced a leaking head gasket. Most of the time the head bolt just above the exhaust valve will twist off.

Sonny
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Default Re: Wind Wheel air cooled engine info ?

Hey Mark,
As you already know, I know nothing about them. It is a good looking engine. I think you need to set up a date and time for all of us to meet at Pete's and work on it. You know that amoung the four of us, we can get it running!
Jeff
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Jeff,
If that bunch gets together , I don't think there would be that much work getting done . ( if you know what I mean )
Just need to get Web and Roland in there too !!!!!

Pete

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Anyone looking for information about Wind Whell engines you can contact me at jholtkamp@centraliahs.org. My Dad was the developer of this engine. I have alot of original info on it. I sent Mark Sargent some pictures, manuals and other information on his model. They made single and two cylinder models. Holtkamp Electric company in Centralia, Il was the manufacturer.
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John, I purchased 2 Windwheel engines. A single and a twin. They were to be scraped for junk. I'm fom S.E. Ohio and pumped wells for 15 years. One was a twin Windwheel. When I get them home, I may be emailing you. Would love to have a copy of the owners manual.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:21:59 PM
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Just an update. I got the single cly. running on propane and it runs great. I'm working on the twin now. Needs some TLC but I'm sure it will run again. Thanks to John Holtkamp's help.
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