Dairy Queen Witte

| March/April 1991

  • Engine

  • Engine

  • Engine
  • Engine

403 Glenmore, Victoria, Texas 77904.

My friend, David Young, in Goliad, Texas, was sitting in the Dairy Queen (fast food) drinking his morning coffee when this truck pulled in with some old engines on it with other scrap iron. The driver came in to get his morning coffee too. Since my friend buys old iron for salvage he bought the whole load and saved the driver about forty miles of travel to Victoria's junk dealer.

After some arm twisting he sold it to me with the understanding that if I re-sold it, he wanted the first chance

The engine was free but pretty rough. It had been fitted with an automobile distributor mounted on it with the original gear. I couldn't find an original mag so I fitted it with an American Bosch mag, some new rings, one valve and four new special head bolts. Then with the removal of several shims from the crankshaft and connecting rod it was ready to start. When it started to run, oil came out of the crankshaft openings. I soon found out that the oil level was too high as the crankcase breathes through these openings.

In all my research I couldn't find this engine mentioned anywhere although I found a man in Goldwaithe, Texas who said he had one like it.


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