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Continental Gin Co. engine find!


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Old 05-05-2012, 07:41 PM
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Default Continental Gin Co. engine find!

Hey guys,I happened up on this engine out in the woods and I am wanting to buy it.
The engine service covers have all been taken by the scrappers.So has the bearing caps for the extended shaft.Everything else seems to be there.The only identifying thing I can find is the crankcase has "Continental Gin Company".I know the engine pros on this site can enlighten me on year,weight, and current fair price to pay for it.i certainly would appreciate and trust you all with your help. The locals say that this indeed was the site for the cotton gin.One local I talk to that is 82 years old said it was running in this spot before he was born.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:51 PM
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Beautiful! Good Luck!

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: continental gin co. engine find!

Beautiful engine. You really need to rescue it. Have you seen one running?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cv_dusty/6463407967/
http://www.stationary-engine.co.uk/T...areMenu057.htm
http://www.freemansmill.com/Continen...GinEngine.html

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Beautiful engine. You really need to rescue it. Have you seen one running?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cv_dusty/6463407967/
http://www.stationary-engine.co.uk/T...areMenu057.htm
http://www.freemansmill.com/Continen...GinEngine.html

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No i have not heard one run.I had never even heard of that brand of engine.I have a lot to learn compared to you guys!
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:56 PM
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Hey! where is all the big engine guys for this site?

Just hoping someone could give me a ballpark figure on what is a fair price to pay. I don't know diddly on fair market value on this brute.
Is it worth less than the cost of moving it ?
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Hey! where is all the big engine guys for this site?

Just hoping someone could give me a ballpark figure on what is a fair price to pay. I don't know diddly on fair market value on this brute.
Is it worth less than the cost of moving it ?
1st of all I think that is a GREAT find, I love to see engines or any machine for that matter on its original instalation. As far as value. In my own personal opinion considering the size of this engine and the few collectors that can really deal with such a big engine and big project and since this engine has been scavanged by the scrappers and there are parts missing and left open to the elemenmts Etc. I think a fair offer is scrap value. I don't say that light hearted andf never suggestion that it is scrap, but the value is what it is. you have to concider your expence of taking it off the foundation and moving it home and then start finding all of the parts and fixing whatever is needed fixing So call a local scrap yard and ask them what they are paying per pound, find some spect's on the engine and find out what it weights and offer hime what it adds up to. You know the scrap guy won't beat your price and he "should" be happy to know that it will go to a good home and some day run again. i think that is faif for everyone.
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You SURE the "SCRAPPERS" took the missin parts???
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Thanks MikeO.I appreciate you input greatly!

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HBURK,I couldn't be positive but who else would take parts off of it that were that heavy ? they took the catwalk,inspection covers,even the bearing caps.
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Thanks MikeO.I appreciate you input greatly!

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HBURK,I couldn't be positive but who else would take parts off of it that were that heavy ? they took the catwalk,inspection covers,even the bearing caps.
Well, depending on the hp, if it is an 85 hp, and there are too many missing parts, I have a friend with one that needs a head( I think it was the combustion head). Feel free to contact me if you think there might be too much gone to work with.
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What is that device in picture #2 that looks like it might be geared to the output shaft on the clutch end?
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That engages the clutch. You should swing by Ernest' house one day and check his out, Bill. It is quite impressive. Only problem is it has not run in the last 10 years due to the cracked head on one cylinder. He has tried to have it repaired, but no luck.
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antique,
I would only be speculating.
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$280 a ton would be a good place to start.
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Default Re: Continental Gin Co. engine find!

Thanks so much for all who gave me some input and insight on this matter.Really helps me out with what to do next.If i can purchase it and get it moved reasonal amount I will move it to a safe place.
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Default Re: Continental Gin Co. engine find!

I run a one cylinder CGC engine 55 hp it was built in 1929 and runs great there is a video of it on you tube just don't know how to pull it over. If some one on here could do it. Look up (matt temple cotton gin)and it will be the first video pulled up also there is another video that was done by Mississippi ETV on you tube look up ( bisland cotton gin) if you need help please contact me. I might know where there is more parts but no heads Thanks Matt
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