My Wife's Witte

(Or How To Get Your Wife Into Engines)


| April/May 1990


No. 1, Honeymoon Hill, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

One-Buy an old engine and convince her that it is hers.

Two-Let her paint it any color she likes.

Three-Explain to all that it is not original.

My wife had only a passing interest in the old engines, like: How much did it cost? What do you do with it? Will it ever run?

I started out with a throttle engine; it took two years to get it and me to the first engine show (GEM Oct. '86, page 9). That is when the bug started to bite. As it bit deeper I had to have a Hit-and-Miss. I found this 2 HP headless Witte at a show and it followed me home. Like the chain saw that I bought for her birthday a few years ago, I told her that it was for her. After a year of answering the question, 'Will it ever run?,' I was able to say, 'Yes, but it needs paint and it is your engine, so start painting.' It took her at least 30 seconds to decide on the exact color and shade of pink.






SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265