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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-07-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
There are a few sources...

There are a few sources (https://inventory.powerzone.com/search/engines/oilwell-witte/e-20) in the US. There is also Chad Equipment sells (http://www.chadequipment.com/categories.php?cat=EngGas)for...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-05-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Yesterday I filled up the coolant, and started it...

Yesterday I filled up the coolant, and started it up and let it run. After it got hot, I started to feel some push back from the governor, not great but something. I took off for a couple hours to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
It takes little to start it if you can get it...

It takes little to start it if you can get it rolling over. And the amount of cranking we did was impressive. I never would have been able to troubleshoot it without the electric start.
Now that it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
I know:D:D I have a lister type, and it is...

I know:D:D
I have a lister type, and it is everything they say for ease of starting and economy, bit the Witte takes all that and quality to a high level.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
That's what they were built for. Long life and...

That's what they were built for. Long life and fuel economy. First time I saw one was in 1972 when I was moving to the Yukon. All along the Alaska highway were these gas stations/roadhouses that were...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
That is a much older engine and has 2 flywheels,...

That is a much older engine and has 2 flywheels, and mine has one. The old 2 flywheel design was often diesel, but that one pictured has a magneto tripped by the exhaust push rod.
This is mine...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
I suspect you are right, but it may be that the...

I suspect you are right, but it may be that the sliding collar is seized on the shaft, or the rod that activates the throttle is disconnected inside.
I plan to add more coolant when Napa opens and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Update

I have found the time to get back to this engine. I had to order a left hand rotation starter for it, as I haven't found anyone big enough to start it by hand. 6.25" X 8" bore and stroke.
So...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-23-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Thanks for all the help and links. Most I have...

Thanks for all the help and links.
Most I have read already.
The key thing is the model which is E20RC, 20 being horsepower, and C being the single flywheel type, which is their latest design under...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Might be a sleaze factory. They say they are...

Might be a sleaze factory. They say they are free, but want my credit card.:rolleyes:



You are right. I figured it out by other means today, so my starter just needs the right pinion to do the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Someone suggested slowing down the video, and it...

Someone suggested slowing down the video, and it sure looks like CCW, if so....the Magneto is the wrong one for the engine. The impulse coupling clicks and spark occurs when you rotate clockwise.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ironman
Witte engine info

I am working on a US Oilwell Witte E-20RC Engine like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS85wXcuWYM) I need some information such as rotation CCW or CW, Carb make and model, and how many...
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