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MarksA-C
Will get some nice pictures of the engine tomorrow in the daylight. The ones I took with my camera before turned out to be garbage!


Lets just say I am VERY surprised at how clean the engine is inside.

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MarksA-C
I planned to get the pics sooner but a '92 Camaro with serious brake issues got in the way of that. Anyway, here are the pictures of the engine! [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2466.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2467.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2468-Copy.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2469.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2471.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2472.jpg[/IMG] This engine was in the back of a truck in the auto salvage yard I go to a lot. I must have walked past this thing a million times! I saw the air filter for it so I walked over to the truck, dig around a bit and there was this engine! US Army Corp. Engineers. Just so cool to find in a junkyard.

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quote:
Originally posted by timflury
So Mark, what are your plans for that engine anyway??
IF I get it loose and running, restored and taken to tractor shows. When from over 50 engines to under 10. Having 1 special engine for shows is ok^
quote:
Originally posted by dentwizz
Very clean! What variant is it?
Its a model 23B, around 1951?

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steve-wis
Hey Mark, Very nice find! Inside looks pretty clean, if you can get spark and the carb. is decent, you should have it running in no time. Amazing what you can find in a "junkyard", isn't it? Steve

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MarksA-C
I got it freed up! Soaked with oil, heated up the cylinder from the outside a few times, and it broke free when I was carrying the engine to the work bench. It was the piston that was stuck. As found out that it has spark! Decided for the heck of it to see if it has spark, ground the plug and gave the flywheel a good spin. NICE strong spark. Was very surprised at that fact, points weren't exactly the cleanest... [IMG]http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r238/Marksac/IMG_2478516x688.jpg[/IMG] Going to double check the piston and connecting rod, make sure they don't have any play or have any scrapes (Connecting rod and crankshaft connection). Oil it all up, and see if I can fire this beast up ^steal a carb from a model 19 briggs that has no compression. Got all the restoration planned out!

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Hydro-Manic
Does it look like anything else was changed for military motor other than spark plug. The one i have seen before had different crab and air filter was all beefed up.like major spark arrestor,or for dusty areas.

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timflury
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Originally posted by B10Dave
:D Mark, that is a military spec shielded plug. Supposed to be unaffected by moisture. Quite common on many military units. Dave.
Not only is it water proof, it is shielded to reduce radio frequency interference. The Mil-spec M-151 Jeeps had shielded ignition systems too.

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