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8 H.P. made by Witteand


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Old 09-29-2009, 11:32:52 PM
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Default 8 H.P. made by Witteand

I tried earlier to get information on my 8 H.P. cray engine but had no replied. I am adding more information and pictured this time. I wanted to know what the origional ignition source was and a few other questions answered. This engine except for the head and water hopper is similar to the Witte headless engine. I looked at a 6 H.P. at Sistersville show and many parts were just sized smaller on the 6 H.P. Witte. Also I was told that it is very much like the Meco except for the water hopper by a man that hasan a 6 H.P. Meco. The serial No. is A 1389 and is stamped on the name tag, crank shaft, flywheels and flywheel keys. Markings on the flywheel ane the same Witte uses in setting ex. valve timing and ignition. It says Ignitor Fires at mark on the flywheel but I dont think it ever had an Ignitor. It has a spark plug in the head and intake and exhaudt in the head are both 2" NPT threads. Valve rocker arm has no. 228 is marked 8 H.P. and bracket on flywheel that holds weights is marked 8 @ 12 H.P. I see no place where a mag would bolt have bolted up but something may have been mounted on 2 small pins directly above ant 2 1/4" threaded holes below it. Witte has never been mentioned as making Cray engines before that I know of. Anyway if anyone could help with identify ignition source I would apprediate it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:36:30 PM
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I thought that I could proof read after it was entered but not. So forgive spelling.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:53:37 AM
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Default Re: 8 H.P. made by Witteand

I think that Wico mag. has been added. The main bearing open oilers suggests the engine is much older than the magneto. It does have Witte features though.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:18:50 PM
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You gotta quit taking pictures with that phone!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:30:10 PM
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Default Re: 8 H.P. made by Witteand

Yes, the Mag was installed by my dad about 50 years ago. There are 2 threaded holes on off side of engine in baseplate same as Whitte which a dynamo was fastened to run on flywheel.
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