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US Oilwell Witte Info?

OilfieldTrash

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I picked up this US Oilwell era Witte at a sale, just got it home to stat working on it. I've fooled with some Witte B's but not a lot, does anyone have info about identifying these, or where to get parts? I know Arrow bought them out, but I don't know much of the story beyond that.
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D. Ludwig
 

tyrion

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

I have a 10hp B and I have some info what do want to know specifically?
 

OilfieldTrash

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

I'm trying to identify this one for starters(no tag) and also find out if replacement parts are obtainable.1111171524.jpg
 

tyrion

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Flywheel diam. for a C is 32" a B is 25" what is yours? I cannot tell but I suppose it is a single flywheel? w/twin disc clutch. Parts could be difficult. I think arrow has pretty much quite with Witte stuff. David Johnson would know. That leaves oilfield bone yards. what do you need?
 

OilfieldTrash

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

So far I need a disc for the clutch, the hub that bolts on the crank for the clutch, and a mixer/carb. The piston is currently stuck, so who knows what I will need before its all said and done.
 

tyrion

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Well sounds like you have a C model 6" bore x 8" stroke. You should be able to find the serial number under the crankcase cover on the block.
Not sure what to tell you about parts, if you can get in touch with David Johnson he could tell you what if anything Arrow might have and maybe give you some contacts of folks out his way that might have some used parts.
 

tyrion

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

I think you are right Ed, I can't tell from the picture but I believe the newer ones had a clamped on flywheel also.
 

Reed Engine

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07/10/2019
Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Pretty sure that's an American Bosch mag. That's a good thing.
 

OilfieldTrash

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

I still haven't found a serial or any clear way to ID it. Getting ready to dose the cylinder with tranny fluid and diesel and see if she will free up. The flywheel is pinched on with a bolt, the clutch side has a clamped on flange that the Rockford style flywheel bolts to...which is broke. I'll post some detailed pictures tomorrow if possible.

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After looking at the catalog, I think...key word is think...it is an E20RC.
 

Reed Engine

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07/10/2019
Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Loosen the conn rod bolts about half way and that will give you some bump to get the piston moving. Use the flywheel.
 

OilfieldTrash

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Filled cylinder with alittile used oil and some atf. Gonna let that stew for a bit, then loosen the rod bolts a bit and see if she frees up any.
 

Billmercer

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

Greetings -
We are missing the Simplex Pumping Jack and the connecting arm piece that straddles the well (see attached drawing).
Do you know where we could obtain one?


I am donating my Dad's Oil Well to be used as a display at our Restored Village: South Side Historical Village, near Pittsburgh, PA.
Website: https://sshva.wordpress.com/


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The South Side Historical Village was established in 1995, and is located at the Hookstown Fairgrounds in Hookstown, Pennsylvania. Our Mission: To Collect, Preserve & Interpret Early American Life.
Thanks
God Bless
Bill & Ruth Mercer
724-312-4048
billmercer39@hotmail.com
 

David A.

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Re: US Oilwell Witte info?

reed worked with me on my crc witte, I about ran him crazy with all the questions, but he survived and I thank him for it all, he is knowledgable and helpful, THANKS again ED
 
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