Gas Engine Magazine

Big 25 HP Texas Engine Found

By Staff

1528 Cliftwood Drive, Clarksville, Indiana 47130

Last summer, while I was working in a Texas oil field, I found
this big 25 HP Superior engine laying on its side in a ditch. At
first glance it appeared to be a hopeless case. However, after
several trips to just take some photos of a hunk of old iron in its
final resting place, I decided against my better judgement to at
least make an effort to rescue the ”old girl’. I found
the owners and a deal was made. Then came the fun part. Armed with
a couple of 50-ton jacks and lots of 4 x 4’s the engine was
soon moved to level ground, loaded and on its way to a new owner.
Really it was not all that simple to move this hulk with 5 foot
flywheels and a couple of tons of dead weight. However, it gave me
a great deal of satisfaction to know that another bit of history
was rescued.

  • Published on Oct 1, 1989
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