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Anyone know what this six cylinder sidevalve is out of?

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1 year 1 month ago #245998 by 180wannabe
Yes John, i have one of those books. I received it for Christmas when i was about 15.

30 years later i still feel guilty that Mum and Dad spent $55 on a book for me. I well knew at the time that it was a lot of money.

The book is still mint, and i have bought a few more in that Crestline series myself since then.

Brett.
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1 year 1 month ago #246005 by BalkaRoo

Anyone got a copy of "American gasoline engines since 1872".......shoulda bought one when they were $15..........corrected the title ,but they are now kinda spendy.

John, its kinda funny you mentioning the BYB (big yellow book) book ! I have a copy which I bought probably back in the 1980s, and in 1997 I actually met "Chuck Wendel" the author. He was a guest of honour at the national machinery field day at Buselton in that year. Unfortunately it is a book mostly devoted to early hit and miss style antique stationary engines and specialist vehicle engine manufacturers only get a passing mention. The continental motors section is one paragraph with only one engraving.
The bell housing on the engine is fairly heavy and has had the top cut out of it so a belt could be passed through it to drive something upwards, from memory I think it has a mounting surface on the back where a gearbox would be mounted so I think its automotive probably truck, if it was industrial It would likely just have a tunnel for the PTO shaft.

Roll on next week when I can get some more details, I should have taken more notice when I was looking at it but like I said I thought it would be easy to ID ! (silly me yet again)
Graham
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1 year 1 month ago #246011 by jon_d
PM sent John.

Anyone got a copy of "American gasoline engines since 1872".......shoulda bought one when they were $15..........corrected the title ,but they are now kinda spendy.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #246015 by Southbound
International C1 engine pics. Willys were involved in the manufacture of these engines, not Continental.

I'd rather have tools that I don't need, than not have the tools I do need.
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1 year 1 month ago #246016 by BalkaRoo
Well !
Interesting "Southbound" very interesting. Looks like IHC may be rising further up the likely possibility list.
I will have to do some more looking at IHC, but slightly larger, I recon D 30 0r D 40 might be close if they follow the same design.
Thanks
Graham
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1 year 1 month ago #246025 by JOHN.K.
Every IH engine will have a strip "International" backed by three diamonds...........thse "green diamond" motors were once every common ,and Id think were made in Australia before and during WW2........not a big motor ,though ,only 213/223 cu /in ,and I dont think they hit 100hp.
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1 year 1 month ago #246026 by Mrsmackpaul
I reckon South bound would be pretty much spot on with his match

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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1 year 1 month ago #246028 by BalkaRoo

Every IH engine will have a strip "International" backed by three diamonds

Yes John, that was my understanding as well ! I have never seen an identified "International" six cylinder without them, right up to the 60s, but I am sure its "not" on this engine. I will admit we were talking more than looking on the day Andrew brought it in but the three diamond logo was something I was actually looking for because IHC was one of the suggestions on the day.
Did International have their Gelong plant during the war, or did that come later ? just wondering that if IHC engines were made somewhere in Aus during the conflict whether Australian versions may not have the logo on the block. The engine in question "seemed" to be quite large and I am pretty sure is larger than Southbounds C1 but not sure how much larger. When I go out next week, I will measure the length of the head as well.

Thanks Blokes,
Graham

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1 year 1 month ago #246030 by Lang
International started in Geelong 1938. During WW2 they were a major player producing several thousand trucks. They also assembled several thousand jeeps arriving from USA in boxes and did major modifications and construction of both marine and aircraft .

Tractors were assembled from mainly imported mechanicals, the first fully Australian tractor was 1949.
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1 year 1 month ago #246031 by Mairjimmy

Time to get up andd get going.......todays bad decisions aren't going to make themselves!!!
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