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#1 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 05:56 PM

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Engine Type: 4 Cylinder, Air Cooled
These are NEW (not Refurbished)4 Cylinder, Horizontally Opposed, Air Cooled Engines with Overhead Valves, and Electronic Ignition Rating: 6 H.P. @ 3,600 RPM(USG Rating)...here is the link.. http://saturnsurplus...gine/engine.htm
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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Military always waaay under rates their stuff.  All these engines ever dyno'd put out around 14+HP.  I have one on a tow type backhoe and runs pretty decent for having a crappy carb.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:05 PM

A 32 cu in  4 cyl and rated at 6 hp. probably run for a long long time. Our tax dollars at work!

and at the discounted price of $750.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:10 PM

Seems like more crap to break to me..should have used a Briggs..



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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:49 PM

HMMMM, think I might stretch the frame on the Panzer and slip one of them in there LOL ! ( Not, just kidding )


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:01 PM

I've got two of those engines and one is still pickled in the crate waiting for a future project .

I was told that the 6 hp rating was based on an elevated altitude of like 10,000 feet .

If you search on line for the 4a032 Continental or Teledyne engine and you can find a lot of information .

The carb is the weak link of the engine  . It has a composite material type float in the carb that tends to swell up and stick with the ethanol gas used today . Most people swap it out with a regular brass type float.

Its also only got a 1/2 inch throat which restricts the performance .

There was an article online that I read where you can disassemble the carb , you can open it up to 5/8 if you have a drill press .

But you'll also have to enlarge one of the air passages to increase richness of the fuel mixture .

Its not that hard to make these mods , ( I did it on mine ) and it does increase HP output .

There easily capable of turning out up to 18 hp. and I've read with some machine work over 20 plus hp.

They are a super fast revving engine and power to weight is good . They only weigh about 75 lbs.

That engines been used in ultralight plane and those funny prop boats that they use in the Everglades ..... LOL

Do a Google search or youtube on 4a032 and you'll get a lot of hits .


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Actually they are not a bad motor, being a retired vet I have seen these time to time, they also made a two cylinder version. Olcowhand is right, it is under rated, the military uses a weird power rating on these small engines. My unit had a couple of plate tampers with crank start Ferryman? diesel engines that they rated at like 5-8 hp but they were a brute of a engine.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:12 PM

That engine also has a provision for a starter , did you get one ?

There somewhat hard to find and pricey , and if I remember right there 24 volt , but I've read where they work fine on 12 volts .

Some people modify a mazda starter to work , don't remember what model years . I modified an Articat snowmobile starter for mine .

There a neat little engine ...... :D


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I bought a used car starter off ebay for mine, but required NO mods at all....plug & play so to speak.  I can't remember what car it came off though.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 08:11 PM

Olcowhand , I think your right , the Mazda starter worked without modification .

I think it had a different bendix tooth count than the correct Teledyne starter , but work OK , although I read it was a little noisy .

Can't be any noisier than the Onan starters I've heard.....LOL


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:35 PM

If I did not already have more projects going than I can do in 5 years, I would get one or 2.  I can sure think of a few things to do with them, neat little engine.  I wonder if they have a lot of torque?  Bad-arse go-cart, log splitter, air compressor, lots of things would be fun with that little thing.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 10:18 PM

somewhere last week I saw someone post a link to a seller that had them for $400. ($395 actually)  but I cant remember where I saw the link


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Yeah , I bought mine about 3 or 4 years ago and the price was around $350 to $400 apiece .

Either the price has gone up a lot , or I got them from another source .


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:25 PM

That thing is so neat. Would look awesome coupled to a little 3 speed gear box on a mini jeep thing.

An industrious fella could probably get more than 6 hp out of it....**edit** did some reading. Air boat guys also use these and have gotten done proven 36 hp and 4500 rpm.

http://www.ultraligh...s/teledyne.html

same size engine but 20hp stock up to 30 to 40 modified...now we are talking

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