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7 years 6 months ago #177862 by Lang
Dave

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

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7 years 6 months ago #177864 by Dave_64
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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7 years 6 months ago #177869 by Lang
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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7 years 6 months ago #177881 by BillyP
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Here is ................. a clearer shot of the engine room................


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I used to be a truck driver,
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7 years 6 months ago #177882 by Dave_64
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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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #177884 by BillyP
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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
...............................Billy.............................

I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................

I used to be a truck driver,
but i am now not a truck driver ,
on a good day i can remember
that i used to be a truck driver.
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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #177887 by Lang
Continental 22R?

No not an original WLF/KW Continental.

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #177889 by defective
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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7 years 6 months ago #177890 by asw120
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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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #177891 by Lang
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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