The Panther Pup was designed by Bill Reichart and built by Steve Myers, of CA, Circa 2000. The engine is an air-cooled, four-cylinder, four-cycle designed to burn gasoline on spark ignition. Oil is added to the crankcase for splash lubrication, but the external rocker arm assemblies require manual lubrication before operation. it is comprised of four bronze castings with all other components machined from brass, steel and aluminum bar stock. It has a bore of 1-inch and a stroke of 7/8-inch, measures 7-inches wide by 12-inches long, and weighs 18 pounds.
Steve’s showpiece includes an array of duplicate parts neatly displayed in a drawer beneath the engine. His intent was not to run the engine, but rather to exhibit the effort it took to produce such a showpiece. The quality of his machining and the design and execution of the display stand is unparalleled and portray perfection at its highest level. Courtesy of Mayra R. Myers.