I have been watching this Clinton engine auction on eBay. It is an early 700A with a kick start. Now, granted, I know kick start engine bring money, but this seems unreal.
$700 for a 700?
Yes, there something special about this engine beyond that it obviously did power a go kart (see the clutch on the tail end). It looks to have the Scintilla lighting coil on the mag plate (see the two wires off the side) and that means it was intended to go to work for a go kart or vehicular application.
However, It has the incorrect air cleaner (off a Tecumseh) and the owner will have to move heaven and earth to find the proper dry element. It has the wrong dipstick.
So $700? Is this an engine for some rare machine that everyone is drooling to own? What kind of money is that?
On another note, I see a 2-13-47 stamped in the block. That would apply to the era when Clinton was making the first 700A, and it looks coherently like a date stamp. I swear I've never seen that on my early engines. Did they date stamp just a few?