My Custom Sattley


| June/July 1993



5 HP Sattley after restoration

4653 E. Michigan Fresno, California 93703

I am one of those guys who did not have to go engine hunting. My dad bought a 1920, 5 HP Sattley at an auction in Oregon. He kept trying to get me interested in old iron and he gave me the Sattley to get started.

I was lucky the engine was all complete, but it also came with an inch of dried grease and the usual rust. The engine was not stuck.

I have seen my dad's engines and been to many shows. I decided I wanted something different. Being from a younger generation (23) and liking to be different, I decided to give my engine a custom touch.

I completely stripped and sandblasted the engine. I bondoed the base, flywheels and water hopper. Boy! I didn't know what I was getting into. It took me over 100 hours to bondo and refinish these parts.

Every nut, bolt, spring and everything you can think of was chromed, including the pulley. I left the oiler, magneto and grease cups brass.