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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 05:31 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Barrett on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 06:30 pm:

I am working on an engine for a 1911 Westcott. It is a Rutenber engine (not sure of the spelling on that one). It is a pretty high performance engine by 1911 standards. Bore close to 5 inches, oversquare to stroke, five main bearings, big intake and exhaust ports. I understand there was a Westcott in one of the first Indy 500 races and it was doing very well until it was involved in some kind of accident involving someone's riding mechanic. There is a video of the event on Youtube. I am told Westcott gave up on cars and was at least recently still in business making business furniture and equipment. There are only a handful of Wescotts left


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 06:43 pm:

I wonder how many years they made the cars?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 06:45 pm:

Erik, can't believe I forgot to ask if you can share a few photos of that interesting sounding engine here as long as we are O.T. anyway.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 09:23 pm:

Wescott autos were made in Springfield, Oh. 1916 through 1925. Averaged about 1000 cars a year.


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