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Callahan 4 H.P. Camstopper


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Old 02-13-2008, 07:06:18 PM
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Heres the Callahan Camstopper 4 H.P. shown at Portland 2007. This engine dates to around 1900 to 1904.






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Wow Fred. I really like that engine!
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THANKS FOR THE GREAT VIDEO ON THIS AMAZING ENGINE !! THE OWNER IS A GREAT PERSON ALSO !!! HEY FRED, PICK ME UP ONE OF THESE DOWN SOUTH !
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Tommy, Do you know by chance who owns that nice Callahan? Keven
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I certainly HOPE he knows who owns it Keven, or else he's got one heckuva problem on his hands...
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I started to get sweaty palms watching that video , but I've recovered . I guess I'll pull out my model Callahan to get another fix for today , and make some additions I picked up off watching that .
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I had an inquiry about the history of the engine. Thought I would post it here for everyone. I got the engine in the early 1990's out of Texas. The gent I got it from found it while helping a friend herd some cattle. The engine was on a ranch in a building and was supposedly used to run some machining equipment. He was able to purchase it for $75. I had to do quite a bit of work on it as the cylinder had an internal crack and someone had cut the governor balls off of it and made lead weights to mount on the governor. I had the cylinder sleeved and a friend told me of a governor that he knew of on a shelf in Ohio. The gent was gracious to sell me the governor and it fit perfectly (and was in perfect condition). Most everything you see is original but I had to do a lot of cleanup work on it. I have the gasoline carb for the engine and it mounts where you see the two cam lobes. I just haven't gotten around to restoring it to put it back on the engine. I'll do that someday (I've got a lot of those projects!). I restored and showed the engine in '95 and '96. But in '97 a tornado hit my place and did some damage to the engine such as destroying the cooling tank, breaking the muffler off, breaking an oiler, busting up the battery box and some other damage. The photo you see in my signature line is of the engine in '95. I "Re Restored" the engine in the summer of '07 and showed it at Portland.
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