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Atlas Diesel Found in old Connecticut Factory


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Old 12-09-2012, 07:38:51 PM
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How many hp is that engine? The tag was missing when I got mine, but I believe it's a 70 hp at 400 rpm.
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I can't believe Zagray is getting this engine! i've been going to that show for a couple years and i'm so happy that this great engine is being saved. where will this engine reside when it's in colchester?

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:19:58 PM
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the engine is stuck with two cylinders showing substantial rust in the exhaust manifold. So it looks like we have some work to do before it will have any hope of starting. We can't use those old air tanks for starting so we'll need to set something else up for air storage as well. Drained a couple of gallons of water from the base of the engine. With about 10 of us it didn't take long to prep the engine.
Now we need to get a small loader tractor to the site to lift out the radiator, starting motor, drive clutch, and as much of the line-shafting as we can. We will also jack the engine and place two I beams cross-wise under the mounting pads, bolt them to the engine to set up the four pick points. this coming Saturday, perhaps.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:37:28 PM
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Well guys another Saturday and another work party. This time it was a bit smaller and concertrated on getting the engine ready to lift out of the spot it has been sitting for over 80 years. Ken Avery supplied 2 I-beams 7 Ft. long to bolt under the engine with d-rings at each end.. While one crew did that job Art Chester prepared an outer wall for quick removal when the time comes.
Pic No. 1 Shows the beginning of the jacking process. we are using 2 old time 10 ton mechanical jacks to carry out the job. Pic No. 2 this is a view of the engine going up one end at a time using a jack on each side. We added cribbing continually as we went up. The object is to get it about 9 inches up so we can slip in 8 inch I-beams. Pic. No. 3 shows Dave Chester and George Lehr sliding the rear I-Beam in place for a test fit and to mark the bolt holes that need to be drilled out. The guy in the funny hat is Rick Fillback a long time rigger who has mover 100 ton equipment at sites like Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and out team director. Pic. No. 4 shows our President George Lehr getting ready to drill one of the mounting holes in the I-Beam.
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What a great project, I would have loved to help with the removal. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:12:39 PM
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Got some time to post a few more pictures Pic.No.1 shows both beams now bolted in place and shackles attached ready to lift. This shot shows what a beautiful piece of early iron schulpture this engine really is. Pic.No. 2 Is a view of the overhead drive pulleys on the main shaft which entered the main factory floor to the right of the shot. We have placed a oak beam over the main surrport beams and have attached 2 chain falls getting ready to drop it to the ground. Pic.No 3 This is Art Chester measuring the engine up with the beams in place and determining besides a large piece of the roof a section of the side wall will also have to be removed and later rebuilt. Pic.No. 4 This shot shows Dave Chester cutting off a 2 inch main drive shaft that originally went into the factory floor though the window behind him. We have only been on scene twice but have made great progress and hope to move the engine after the holidays as long as we don't get snowed in for the winter.
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Nice to see even old diesel being saved. I loved the pictures of you getting the engine ready to lift. I do not think most people know how much work goes into moving something this big.
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I know how much work it is! So, for the third time, how many hp is this engine?
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I'm posting the last of the pics from the last visit. As for HP it has been suggested by someone that 110 Hp should be about right but I don't know for sure. Pic.No.1 shows the engine ready for the lift. A section of the wall behind the engine will also have to be removed and then put back in place. Pic.No.2 Lever action chainfalls have been attached to the main overhead drive shaft in prep. for lowering it to the ground. The wall directly in back of the shaft will also have to be taken out so that the 2 drive shafts, starting engine and tanks and radiator can be lifted out with a loader. The last pic. shows the shaft almost on the ground. Note our former President Ned Tewksbury standing next to the radiator which is talled than him. I will post another set of Pics. when we make our next foray into the wilds of Connecticut. Ed B
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If you can tell me the bore size, I could let you know what horsepower it is. It's easy to get. Just take off one of the crankcase cover plates and measure it.
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