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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 15:26 #177862

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I think that is a standard Mack thing, if you look at the orange restored one it is the same.

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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 15:30 #177864

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Yeah, you're right Lang, should have paid more attention!
Wonder how they used to keep tension on the chains? Maybe something similar to a Bren Carrier where they had an idler sprocket and a humongous big compression spring??
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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 16:00 #177869

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Chain is no problem as it looks like the front arm pivot point is also the drive sprocket so the distance never changes.

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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 20:38 #177881

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Here is ................. a clearer shot of the engine room................


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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 20:46 #177882

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Billy P,
What do you think it may be, the engine?
Bit hard to see because the compressor on the right of the picture, I thought the dual oil bath air filters you can see under the bonnet on the opposite side, maybe a Hercules??
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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 21:04 #177884

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.Dave.............
here is a Herc............

a bit hard to see.............but looks like 2 banks of 3 cyls...........Gardner ??????????
..........or Mack..........

the herc pic wont co operate. for some reason
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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 21:22 #177887

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Continental 22R?

No not an original WLF/KW Continental.

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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 21:45 #177889

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could it be a Mack Lanova sitting correctly in its chain drive chassis and having a cobbled together, hasty lash-up wartime (surplus ?) cab/hood/ sheetmetal covering ??

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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 22:53 #177890

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I can't find pictures of anything which matches this engine, including searching for suggestions posted here. Are those spark plugs pointing straight at us? Is that a coil sticking up between cylinders 4 and 5?

Mack and most of the other engines I could find pictures of, have the manifolds on this side.

It does seem to have two heads of 3 cyl's each.

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Brains trust , I dunno what it is 02 Jan 2017 23:00 #177891

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I think those Macks had 24 inch spider wheels.

Here is a Mack Lanova

The Mack Lanova was designed by a Swedish engineer by the name of Lanova, he started by designing a diesel motor for Volvo before the second world war, he then went to Germany where he designed a diesel motor for Henschel, after which still before the war he went to the U.S. where he designed the Mack Lanova motor, he designed all three of these motors using the same shape explosion chambers, the only difference between them was that the Volvo had 2 heads, the Henschel had three heads, but for the Mack he went back to two heads.





Waukesha is starting to look good though I can only find photos of left side at the moment. Not BUDA, Cummins, GM , Hercules or any British one I have seen so far.
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