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My latest purchase, a 14.5” Bore 35 HP Superior, or is it?


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Dave, I was loking at the other bores and hp's on these posts. I want to further correct the bore measurement on my 20 HP superior. As some of you may realise it is an 11 1/2" bore. I was dead wrong saying it was 12.
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Dave I could be wrong, but I found numbers stamped on the very end of the cylinder flange were it bolts to the block facing the crankshaft opposit side of the sideshaft. Good luck, let me know if you find any there. Tim
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I think Keith is right.. Your engine may not be a Superior. It is a Ohio Oil Company engine. They copied Superior and parts will interchange. I have talked with a man in Flatrock that works on the Superiors there that are still running. . He is the one that told me about the OOCO engines. Here are a couple movies of these Superiors running.







and this guy has about 6 of them in his backyard!!!
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It would be interesting to learn more about the OOCO/Superior relationship. I thought my engine was a Superior, it has the plate on the head saying Superior, and they were sold to the OOCO in large numbers so they placed "OOCO" on the head casting. If anyone knows different I'd like to be corrected??
Here's a photo of the head that shows the OOCO and Superior.
http://www.herculesengines.com/Super...1_155843AA.jpg
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Thanks again guys, 10 degrees here this morning, I am heading out to the shop in a while to get some more pictures and info off the 35, There are Superior markings as well as OOCO markings and i will attempt to post pictures of both, does any one know what years these were produced, Dave
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Kieth, what a great collection your family has pulled together.
Thanks for the vidios fred. It is amazing how quit they run for thier size.
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Your engine may not be a Superior. It is a Ohio Oil Company engine. They copied Superior and parts will interchange.
I believe Superior would cast a custom head plate for its customers. I don't know if it was just an option or if they did it for customers that bought a certain amount of engines. There is one down in Texas (Dwayne Fuller's place) that has the name of a local oil company on it. I can't read the name on the pic I have, but it is something like Wicovia gas and oil or something like that. I am pretty sure that this small oil company did not build their own engines that looked just like superiors.
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Thanks Walt. We've been very fortunate.
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You are right Ray, the 35 at Dewayne's place says Wichita Gas on the head,
Theres a 25 at the oil museum in Drumright, OK that says Tidol Oil on the head, and I have a head cover plate for a 35 that says "The Big Four Tulsa, Ok 35hp"
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Arrow should offer that on their engines.
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