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Dating a Western Engine?


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Old 04-03-2005, 09:04:28 PM
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Question Dating a Western Engine?

Our engine and tractor club has a 50 hp. Western engine with a serial number of 6772. No model number is given on the tag. We would appreciate if anyone could give us a date of manufacture for this engine.
Larry Kastens, Power from the Past, Tucson, AZ

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Default Re: Dating a Western Engine?

Larry,
The factory card on that serial no. was lost. However, s/n 6777, the next closest one that in the records, was built and first tested on Nov 16, 1916. I would be pretty sure your engine was built in early Nov or Oct of 1916.There were 96 engines built in 1916 and a total of 149 50HP sizes built between 1904-1933. Yours is most likely the model "G". Bore is 11.25 X 20 in stroke. A 1930 catalog lists the engine as 9000 lbs and sold for $2250 FOB L.A. At this time the bore had been increased to 12.25 in. Hope this is what you needed.
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