Saturday, August 17, 2013
Collis Engine! A Real Oddity!
Gary Bahre keeps fixing up challenging restoration projects. Folks would walk over to his trailer to watch the 6 HP Titan, and then they would notice the Collis, with its radiator in the flywheel. It got lots of looks, and lots of questions. It was built to serve as power for a binder, to take a big load off of the team of horses pulling the binder. I bet that it wasn't a big success, judging mainly from the way it shakes the trailer. The radiator wants to leak, and if the farmer didn't pay close attention, the Collis would overheat. It's neat, it's rare, and Gary's is the only one that I have ever seen running.