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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:02 AM

I picked these two military Engines up at a swap meet yesterday. I have no idea why I bought them. Just walked by an liked the looks of them. Now I have to figure out what to do with them. :tapping_fingers:



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:37 AM

They look to be complete....probably will start right up with a little work.


Thanks for posting the photos!

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Nice score! Hope they fire up for you!

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 10:37 AM

I know! I know! You can give them to me! Or one, that would work to.


Nice score. They look to still be is good shape. Thanks to being military engines, you don't need to do much looking to find the basic info about them. You could repower something with one of the? That would be a cool project. :poke:

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 01:01 PM

I know! I know! You can give them to me! Or one, that would work to.


That would be a bad idea.  You should give them to me if you are struggling to find out why you bought them.  Sometimes "out of sight is out of mind" you know.  :D


Those are nice little engines, I sure would have bought them just to say I have them, and hear 'em run. 


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 03:21 PM

I bet those sound pretty neat. Twin cylinder but only 16cu in!  Those are in great shape. 

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 05:14 PM

You got either got converted engines or flywheel shrouds were swapped. Series 3 were electronic ignition.

Your missing the air cleaner and intake tubes on both of them and tin cover on the older one, the fuel pump is covered by a plate and fuel nipples pointed up and for rubber lines for gravity feed which leads me to believe these engine powered centrifugal water pumps in it's former life, would think Gorman-Rupp or Carter pumps.


Both engines parts were mostly built at AMC and other companies, sub-contracted by Wisconsin who's parent company was non other then Continental Motor Cor's military division which became Teledyne.


I have three of those and the single cylinder 1A08 series 2.

Edited by trowel, March 16, 2014 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 03:07 PM

I have a couple of similar engine as well--came off 1.5kw generators.  They're only rated about 5 hp, but at 260ccs, you should be able to get 8-10 with a little tweaking, maybe more.


Mine has a fuel pump, and dual ignition points in a square box with a gasketed lid. They were built by Chrysler in the late 60's. I suspect parts are real hard to find anymore.