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Bob Shores,     Ruskin, Florida

1 Cylinder, 4 cycle, Hit and Miss, 1/2 bore X 1/2 stroke, First run in January 1994

Little Angel.  Originally, I built a 1/2 scale Witte headless engine from a casting kit that turned out to be a nice engine, easy starting and reliable. I scaled it down to about half size and built one from bar stock that also turned out nice. Scaling down again, I built the Little Angel and exhibited it at Zolfo Springs. Many request for the drawings resulted in a “Drawing package” to offset expense. The first “drawing package” was sold to Brian McCartin in January 1994. A very large number of these little engines have been built, worldwide. One was built on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf and Alex Neilson built 7 Little Angels, one for each grandchild. A very popular engine. During the past 8 years, the original engine has required no maintenance and has acquired more than 600 hours of running time.  To view more engine Specifications click here.

Single cylinder, four cycle gas engine, Water cooled, governor controlled, Hit-or-miss type farm engine, Constructed from bar stock not difficult to build.

This engine will run 24 hours a day for 28 days on one gallon of fuel.  Bob sells plans for this engine at  .


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