Sunday, September 12, 2010

As promised, vintage iron.

I told Roberta I'd take pics of our local Gathering of Leviathans. And so it came to pass that my father and nephew accompanied your's truly to the Badger Steam & Gas Show, 2010. Taking center stage was Wendell Kelch's beautifully restored 1917 IHC (International Harvester) Titan 30-60. Two cylinders, 9 3/4" bores, 14" strokes, 30 drawbar HP, 60 pulley HP, 21,000 lbs of drop-dead gorgeous!

A few different angles - note the exposed valve gear at knee height in the cab:

She's a big girl:

1 comment:

Ole Phat Stu said...

The SS Great Britain is an old slaving ship moored in Bristol UK.
It too has a 90° V2 engine, bore about 5 FEET and stroke 6 or 8 FEET !