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Drug another one out of the woods :)


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Old 07-04-2005, 02:51:22 PM
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Photo Drug another one out of the woods :)

Sure was a hot one this weekend when working on getting this 15HP Reid out of the woods.

15 HP Reid retreval

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Old 07-04-2005, 04:11:01 PM
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My god Tom, you ought to have about 50 oilfield engines by now huh
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Default Re: Drug another one out of the woods :)

seems like you were in the shade
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Old 07-04-2005, 08:48:01 PM
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I can see how you retrieved the engine. But how did it get there originally. Haul it in pieces and put it together or complete with horse’s, Was there a road nearby. They must have been ingenious people with out our modern equipment to get the job done.
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:55:37 PM
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GEEEZ! were do you guy's find these things!?
I swear i could spend a year in the woods and not find a engine
let alone, a BOLT!
kinda jelous now cuz i wish i had me one that i just found out of the woods.

oh well........maybee one day..........i hope....
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:04:10 AM
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I saw an old picture once of a team of horses pulling a complete engine across a field. They unhooked the connecting rod from the crank, pushed the piston all the way forward and were actually rolling the engine on the flywheels. Don't know if that was the usual practice but it worked. As far as getting it into the woods, that was not a problem because back when they put that engine there it was probably a cleared field. The woods came along in the next 75 years or so.
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I doubt that where I get alot of my engines were ever fields just because of the hills and such. I figure they used horses and block and tackle to get them where they needed. I've had to use dozers to get alot of them out. I've also rolled several on their flywheels but you have to be careful not to hit a soft spot and one flywheel sink in and upset the engine

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Old 07-05-2005, 04:36:17 PM
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I'm with Skylar, I don't know how you find 'em, Tom. Great engine, from the photos it looks very complete. Any history on it?

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Photo Re: Drug another one out of the woods :)

Here some I just got out of the woods..... There still out there but getting harder to find


pictures of these engines still in the woods http://www.geocities.com/oilfield62/dogrunreids.html



{ Just found } 12hp Pattin Bros ( four cycle ) http://www.geocities.com/oilgasfest/12hpPattinBros.html



More Pictures of engines I got out of the woods (and links to other I got out )
http://www.geocities.com/oilfield62/reidshome.html
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Please leave a few behind for me to find...(P.S. directions would help)

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:03:47 PM
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What do you do to find these engines?
do you do a little research on the land and learn the history of it? like find if there was any well's or generators around way back then, then get a map and a compass to find them or what?
something like a treasure hunt?
or do you just start walking around in the woods till you find something?
like i say, with my luck, i could spend a year in the woods and not even find a bolt!
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Default Re: Drug another one out of the woods :)

I hear ya skylar. Engines around here are like hens teeth or they're already in someone else's collection and you have to buy them at shows or travel 700 miles to the big swap meets. I too have often wondered exactly how people seem to repeatedly stumble across engines in the woods and how one goes about purchasing them from an owner that may no longer be around?
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Default Re: Drug another one out of the woods :)

Don't worry guys, I have left some out there, mostly because they were in too bad of shape and not worth getting or in too bad a place to get out.

I have found them several ways,

- by driving the back roads and looking for them in the bushes, which most of those that can be seen from the road have already been had.
- by using plot maps like you say and looking where the old wells were and figuring about where an engine should of been, which doesn't work well either
-or the best way is talking to alot of people like hunters, oil field guys, old timers that used them

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