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Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.


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Default Re: Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.

Bump to top, What ever happened with this monster
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Thanks for the bump CS. Been wondering the same thing myself.
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Do not recognize the engine; I do see the starting air distributor on the control end, above the oil pump. The valves with springs but no rockers in the head ar the starting air check valves. The cranking air "blows" this valve open, hence the light spring, and the cylinder pressure will close the valve and hold it closed once the engine fires, until you turn the cranking air off. I agree: the Lloyd's on the crank is the insurance certification co. and the other, beginning with E, is the crank manufacturer.
I would enjoy knowing what brand of engine this is, and if it is in the hands of a determined and capable hobbyist.
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Default Re: Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.

I've been able to positively Id this engine. It is a Winton 400hp 8 cylinder built after 1927 . Would have been originally used in a rail car application.

I wonder what happen with it?
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Default Re: Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.

What an awesome engine! That beast would be a blast to hear running hopefully she came home with someone. I can't even imagine trying to time this thing or get/fabricate parts for it

I would have to agree I'd love to wear a hidden camera and walk into a parts house to see what kind of reaction I'd get with that distributor
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[QUOTE=CS Brown;1054289]I've been able to positively Id this engine. It is a Winton 400hp 8 cylinder built after 1927 . Would have been originally used in a rail car application. QUOTE]

CS Brown,

Good work. I have just seen this thread, great to see one of these old mighty Wintons.

Here is a photo of a Winton Model 148, 400 hp distillate engine. Air start, 8"x10" cylinders.

In 1925 Winton were supplying a model 120 distillate engine, 6 cylinder, 275 hp for rail use. This engine was increased to 300 hp (model 146), then the 400 hp engine was produced (model 148) around 1927. In 1932 Winton produced a V-12 distillate engine - the model 194 with 900 hp.

I see the OP's engine shows very similar mounting arrangements as the photo attached, i.e. the alternator mounting brackets still seem to be there.

Winton gasoline and diesel engines were very popular in the large motor yacht market, over half the engines sold were Winton.

This photo comes from Dawn of the Diesel Age by John F. Kirkland
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Seeing an engine like that I envision a very large heavy duty trailer, an equally large and beefy pickup truck to haul it, lots of cribbing to set the engine on the trailer, lotta tie downs and assorted lengths of chain and a bunch of good friends to help you move that engine from it's current location to it's new home. And just possibly a rent a crane to pick it up on the trailer and off again when you get home. Sounds like fun to me. Frank
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I think it would look good setting under the hood of a chevy chevette.
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Default Re: Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.

So, what's happening with this Winton engine? I'm looking at buying a railcar that still has its original 6 cylinder, 300 hp Wintons....
Is there anyone who knows much about them?
Any sources for spare parts?
I'd like to know a bit more, before I take the jump....
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Default Re: Help with large inline 8 cyldiner natural gas engine.

There are railcar collectors websites--at least two based in the US the last time I was looking (2-3 yrs ago??) and another either UK or AU based, altho it then covered US models/collectors too...
narcoa.com (Nth Am'cn Railcar Own Assoc??) is the only one that comes to mind, but they'll show up Googling railcar clubs etc...
If the one you're looking at has twin Wintons (...original 6 cyl 300 HP Winstons..."---plural) you might be getting up into real RR eqpmt and find info on the RR sites...
Wintons were popular in marine installations; oldmarineengine.com is another possibility for advice. Good luck.
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