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131 W. Wilson, Box 413, Oxford, Iowa 52322

Fellow engine collectors, here is a photo of our three Sattley
engines that I have restored this past summer, 2000. Two of the
Sattleys are air-cooled models. The black Sattley is complete,
while the green one (left) is modified with a common automotive
coil for generating spark. Both engines run great. These two
engines always get a second look from fellow engine show people
because they run counter-clockwise. They always ask, ‘Are those
engines running backwards?’ and we say, ‘Yep, they sure
are.’ I got both air cooled Sattleys from our friend, Steve
Sorenson of North Liberty, Iowa.

The two engines were in good shape. A little cosmetic work, new
paint, carb, cleaning, and a few adjustments and they both ran

The water-cooled Sattley was purchased from the swap area at
Mount Pleasant, Iowa’s Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, 2000. The
engine is a 1 HP hit and miss design. It was in fair shape and
didn’t need much work to get it running. It is missing the Wico
mag, so I modified it to run on a buzz coil and battery setup for
now. With a little adjustment here and there, it was running
smoothly. A new paint job and homemade cart finished the engine off
nicely and it’s ready for the 2001 show season.

I am planning to show all three Sattleys in the 2001 show
season, so maybe you will get a chance to see them.

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