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Military Spec 2 Cylinder Continental Motor - Mn - $125

leaf vac w-f industries 3 hp? supposedly new

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#1 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:44 PM

16 cubic inches - 3? 3.5 hp?

 

Build date of May '85, W-F Industries, division of Textron, old Continental engine design:

 

http://minneapolis.c...4294019823.html

 

Military Standard gas motor- 2 cylinder with leaf blower attachment. The motor is brand new and never had gas in it.Call Tony @651-248-8815.

 

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Hastings is SE of St Paul, MN along the MN/WI border.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:06 PM

More like 7 to 8 hp, pistons spins 180 offset to the crank, (same as Jonny popper) 2A016, twin cylinder, Alpha which stands for gas, 0 and the 16 for 16 cubic inch displacment, series 3.

 Have two of thoses later ones with the electronic ignition, and a 1A08 single cylinder. that one pictured one of the last ones built in the 90's, i'll bet the top of the ignition box says Colt and it has a built in muffler/manufold. 3/4 inch 2 1/2 long tapered and tapped fine thread PTO crank shaft, keyed for 3/16th half moon key, these can and will start at -20 degrees, proven that. Has built in warm air intake for cold starts and running, built to stay warm in winter and cool in summer with the cooling shrowd wrapping around the engine and exiting under the sump pan.

You can not run the ethanol laced gas in it, if you do keep running it, when you are not using it, shut off the gas and run the gas out of the carb or drain it, the cork float swells with the ethanol holding it open and flooding the engine. These are 1500 hour engine before major overhaul but i have seen documents on some that has gone 3000 hours with daily oil/filter changes and plug regapping with the Continental bilt ones. Don't know if these series 3 will last that long.

the engine does not have a engine sump like many, it mounts to the side much like a Automotive engine.

These engines are not like the earlier ones built in the 60's and 70's with the points ignition. I have one, 1960 Summer Electric Co Generator 1.5 Kw (3.2 Kw), no muffler, you can hear it for miles, powerful, suxs gas like hell, 3/4 load will suck a 1 1/2 gallon fuel tank dry in 3 hours, these have a fuel pump and are usually externally fueled.

that is very over priced engine for something you can do very little with unless you are mechanically inclined and willing to take on projects such as converting the carb. not a drop in engine replacment.

I have a bead on the maker of that particular carb for a brass float replacment, working on that.


Edited by trowel, February 01, 2014 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:15 PM

I case anyone is wondering, the blower is for blowing up military tents, hospitals and command centers.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:26 PM

So you're saying it would not be well suited for the first task that comes to mind when viewing it, a powered vac cart?

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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:42 PM

It is up to you to try, just saying not for everybody, i love and hate those engines.

The blower housing is cast aluminum, impeller blades cast iron, very heavy duty, would be neat to see you do that.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:49 PM

For $125, I would take it.  Is anyone nearby?  I'd ask Cat, but he'd probably send along a genuine feline hairball and I don't want any part of that.

 

I wonder how much something like that weighs.  Trowel, do you have any idea?

 

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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Around 27 to 30 lb, all aluminum, very shippable, depends on the seller packing it right.

Another thing to add, over head valve with semi hemispherical combustion chamber, will burn a range of gases, petrol, etc.. for other countries., can you say Hemi !, cackles like one on 98 octain gas on head pipes, yes, it will burn airplane fuel and man ! the power it makes rivels 10 hp single cylinders, the torque is very high, even up to 4000 rpms.

Continental won the contract in 54, built the first one in 57, think mini airplane engine, Yes the Continental company that built airplane engines, the original design and built in the military division in the Wisconsin engine plant that became Teledyne, .....Wisconsin Total Power engines.

The engineers that built the prototypes were the engineers that designed and built the AA7 engines.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:15 PM

Found this on a military portable air compressor:

 

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Military Standard Engine
Gas Tank
Model
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2A016-III
Manufacturer
........................................................
Mirax
Type
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4 cycle, gasoline, air-cooled
Capacity
.......................................................
2.1 gallons
Number of cylinders
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2
Filter
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Wire mesh strainer
Displacement
..............................
1 6 cu. in.
Wheel
Horsepower
...........................
3 @ 3600 rpm


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Broke down the model number in above posting.

 

Youtube vid with the Carter N carb # 27 on 98 octain on head pipe mowing the grass :

 

 



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:24 PM

And on a service/maintenance bulletin:

 

1-11.
Equipment Data.
a.
General.
Engine model . . . . .
Type . . . . . . . . . . . .
Number of cylinders
Horse power rating .
Fuel pump . . . . . . .
Spark plug
Gap . . . . . . . . . . .
Breaker points
Gap . . . . . . . . . . .
ARMY TM 9-2805-257-14
AIR FORCE TO 38G2-103-2
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-612-14E
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2A016-1, -2, -3, and -4
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 cycle gasoline powered air cooled
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 HP at 3600 r.p.m.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diaphragm 3.0-4.5 psi (20.7-31.0 Kpa) outlet pressure
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.028-.033 in. (.071-.083 cm)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
016-.020 in. (.040-.050 cm) Models 2A016-1, -2, and -3
Valve tappet clearance cold
Intake and exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.007-.009 in. (.017-.027 cm)
Governor
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Centrifugal flyweights
Oil capacity
All models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4/5 qt. (.77L)
b.
Dimensions and Weight Model 2A016-2.
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 16in. (40.64 cm)
Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-3/4 in. (42.50 cm)
Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..15-9/16in. (39.55 cm)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 45 lbs (20.43 kg)


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Little heavier then i thought originally.


Edited by trowel, February 01, 2014 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:38 PM

They are rated well below actual horse power.  All the 4A032's (just twice the same cylinders) that were ever put on a dyno pushed out nearly 16HP, so these 2A016's would be a good 7HP.  I have both a 2A016 and a 4A032.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:40 PM

Your 4Ao32 is powering a back hoe right ?

 

They are rated well below actual horse power.  All the 4A032's (just twice the same cylinders) that were ever put on a dyno pushed out nearly 16HP, so these 2A016's would be a good 7HP.  I have both a 2A016 and a 4A032.



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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:45 PM

Your 4Ao32 is powering a back hoe right ?

Yep! 

 

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