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Posted September 01, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Can't find the hp rating, but complete with a radiator:

 

http://minneapolis.c...4646694796.html

 

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 02:09 PM

What a beauty! I could only wish.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:27 PM

Don't know what use in, but that sure looks like the bellhousing adapter and flywheel needed to change a Stovebolt Chevy to modern bolt pattern on that rig! AND, that is a common modern radiator, looks like out of big Chevy trucks of not long ago!  Didn't know they had such engines. Continental made plane engines, same company?? Interesting in that dizzy comes right out the top, hmmmm!



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:30 PM

I can't find a thing on that engine, but it's not much in the HP department.  The radiator is just out of a modern vehicle.  Has ports for auto trans cooling lines.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Just noticed Dizzy cap has four terms. looks like two cut off! Zat way they were or homemade? Exhaust comes straight off the top of manifolds like a tractor or machine??  Could this be a Boat engine??



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:50 PM

From what little I could find, they made industrial/ag engines for power plants and such. It looks like half of the 4 cyl engines I found. That would explain the crazy firing order.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:51 PM

That's a big flywheel for such a small engine!



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Going by it's size compared to our Minneapolis Moline's 4 cylinder Continental, I'd hazard a guess of 12 to 15hp, and I doubt it's 15.


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Just noticed Dizzy cap has four terms. looks like two cut off! Zat way they were or homemade? Exhaust comes straight off the top of manifolds like a tractor or machine??  Could this be a Boat engine??

No,I bet its facory..



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:09 PM

Anyone remember the old Pontiac Tempest 4cyl?it had a V8 block with just one head,and a dist cap that just used 4 wires http://stevemckelvie...f-of-an-engine/


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:18 PM

Those engines, or a variation of them, were used in a lot of sailboats and some small trawler style cabin cruisers.


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Anyone remember the old Pontiac Tempest 4cyl?it had a V8 block with just one head,and a dist cap that just used 4 wires http://stevemckelvie...f-of-an-engine/

Yep, I owned a '63 Le Mans convertible with a good old slant 4, they were half a 389 and at 195 c.i. (3.2 liter) they were not the smoothest engine in history.


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 06:00 AM

:thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Continental Motor Corps built engines from 1 hp to 2,300 hp and had several engine divisions along with Army, Navy and Air Force contracts, the engine pictured,

The M48 Series and M60 series Army and Marine Main Battle Tanks along with the M88 series Vehicle Tracked Recovery had Continental gas and diesel V12  750 to 850 hp engines in them.  The photo is of the engine and transmission "Power pack" from a 1974 M60A2 MBT.

 

Don't mean to steal the thread but someone may find this interesting.

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Posted September 02, 2014 - 12:20 PM

No worries, the more we discuss it the closer we get to figuring it out. No answer on the email I sent to the seller.




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