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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 08:47 AM

continental 003.jpg continental 005.jpg continental 006.jpg continental 008.jpg continental 009.jpg Picked this up yesterday,has the maintenance and parts list and the tool pouch with it

Edited by new restorer, July 07, 2012 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:08 AM

That's a neat piece Have you had it running yet
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:11 AM

Nice, that should cool you off!
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:18 AM

Yes it runs,had to clea*n carb and that was all i did to it.here is a link to the video.http://youtu.be/ISj2LFPLNGY


Edited by olcowhand, July 07, 2012 - 12:36 PM.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Very cool! Thanks for the video! I think its pretty interesting how it runs tilted over like that. Maybe its a special model engine for the job?
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Amazing that it starts and runs with so little work after all this time. Were those engines stock or built to a higher standard for military use?
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 04:50 PM

The manual states the military engines have been treated for resistance to fungi growth,salt corrosion,radio suppression and cold weather operation,I have the manual scanned but have not uploaded it to the site yet,will try later on.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 04:53 PM

That is pretty cool!
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 04:54 PM

I could that motor on my 5756 DB.

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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:12 PM

That would have been great in my shop today.

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Posted July 08, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Now that is a cool piece of history. If I were a betting man, it was probably used in an important person's tent.

Wonder how many of these are out there and sitting in mothballs somewhere.
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Posted July 08, 2012 - 08:03 AM

I was told that the previous owner bought at an auction and it was in a crate and had never been run,find that a little difficult to believe,i figured that after it is used,all fluids are drained and crated up for transport




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