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Waukesha engine?


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Old 07-31-2005, 05:31 PM
Richard W. Richard W. is offline
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Photo Waukesha engine?

I just got this little 4 cylinder flat head gas engine. The head is about a foot long. It has a magneto with cloth wires. Nothing I can see for starting. I would like to know the HP and what rpm it runs at. It wouldn't hurt to know when it was built and what it was used for. The governor has 3 positions to set it to. One has a bolt in it so you can't use it.

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Old 07-31-2005, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Waukesha engine???

I forgot to say the pictures with the numbers is taken from the back of the head.

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Old 07-31-2005, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: Waukesha engine???

hello, looks a lot like my waukesha ICK engine...Hp is between 10 and 25, if Iit is an ICK model, whats the magneto (eisemann LA-4?) is the engine iron or aluminum?...on the back end of the cylinder head, either mag or other side there should be a year stampted in...mine is a 1943

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Old 07-31-2005, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: Waukesha engine???

Waukesha built them as starter engines, had a rope start pulley and tied into the main engine cooling system when used in this application. If they had a mag there was no room for a starter. Red Wing Marine used it, 20hp at 2400 rpm in this form.
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mine has a mag and a starter...the starter was modified from stock but was a electric starter, it also has its own cooling system as it was a military genset. they also could turn up to 3000 RPM, from the factory, the gov was set acording to application

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Old 08-01-2005, 12:59 AM
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Mac I couldn't find a date on the head any where. It has a fairbanks morse mag model FMJ. There are some letters cast in the back of the cylinders. The letters U F run together, then below that Alloy 211, and below that 121101F. The head, block and cylinders are all cast iron. In one of the pictures I added it shows one hole not used in the governor and one with a bolt in it. It's set in the center hole.

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Old 08-01-2005, 10:44 AM
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would it be possible to send my a few pictures of the intake and exhaust manifold, mine have rusted out beyond repair...only things left are the flanges where they bold to the engine....there is not tag on your engine? whats the Carby?

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:18 AM
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Mac there is a tag on the block, but it's painted over. I don't know if I can save any of the printing on it. The intake is cast, but the exhaust is fabricated and looks like it was done at the factory. Looks really solid yet too. I have attached a few pictures. The carb is a Zenith and has a round washer on it. That's you can see in the picture. On the washer it has an outer row of numbers and an inner row. The outer row says "51041D" and the inner row says "10066". If that is of any help to you.

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Richard:

This is a Waukesha ICK. See my note under Waukesha Engine (Mac Leod) for some interesting information on this Engine.

Al R
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Default Re: Waukesha engine?

Wauk built what appear to be a couple variations of the ICK; they're usually shown separately in parts catalogs as ICL and ICK15. Usually in Wauks of this period the "15" would be a works variation number (ign, clutch, starting, etc) but for some resson the ICK15 is often shown like a separate engine.
Per 94 Clevite book all are the same b/s and all have the ball bearing mains, which I understand may be a bear to find.
The ICK was one of their little workhorse engines,used, as already mentioned, both as a starter engine and in all kinds of other uses: little lift trucks, railcars, combines etc. (Do read Al R's writeup, it's very nice). The ICL shows much less often, but my stuff is mostly trucks and tractors.
Wauk Eng Hist Soc wehs@me.com may have build info if you can get info off tag; they're all volunteer so you may not get immediate reply.
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Default Re: Waukesha engine?

richard, i had 2 of these engs years ago. thay were on 24v generators, used for aircraft eng starts. i was told the gens were the same used on large recips. they were driven off the flywheel end w/triple pulley,also had recoil starter on crankshaft on fan side of eng,although for normal starts, it would motor over through the gen. i used them for yrs waking up catipilar and other 24v equipt. they were sold when the gen end over heated and my starter shop wagged his head back and forth. mine also had shielded ign. wires and special spark plugs. i also remember nicely made fuel tank bracketed to the head bolts. i have not given them a thought until i read this thread. i supose thats why i registered here. mike a
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Waukesha engine?

Yours looks very similar to the pony motor on this big 6 cyl Wauk generator at the Western NY Gas & Steam grounds in Alexander NY.

It is rope-started using a notched pulley bolted to the front end of the crankshaft.

Cute little engine!

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