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Old 03-12-2019, 01:59:01 PM
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Default Waukesha Engine information needed

Does anyone here have good information, or practical experience, on the Waukesha RB 6 cylinder engines? I am aware that this engine was built in early 1930's but when production stopped I do not know. If you have information on applications, numbers built, similarity to other series to share parts and etc. I would greatly appreciate that information. I do have an early Motor Repair manual that gives a few basic bits of information but not a lot. Drop a note if you can help.
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Default Re: Waukesha Engine information needed

Attention Craig A...Did you ever get this Waukesha PDF thing figured out? I would be interested in some of this information also.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101480

Another place for information is the Waukesha Engine Historical Society. I have had recent contact with them on a different motor. Some engine information is archived and takes awhile to retrieve. Currently staffed by a very personable volunteer. Can be contacted here:

www.wehs.net

A 6RB176 fire truck engine on ebay...tag reads 1936 build date on this one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Truck-...sAAOSwIQdZMYnV
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I have an old undated page listing 6RB and 6RBR (also in your Motor) apparently from three catalogs listing:
Autocar, Available, Corbitt, Diamond T, Fageol, FWD, Grass-Premier, Guilder, Hahn, Hendrickson, Hug, LaFrance-Republic, Le Moon, Moreland, Oneida, Sterling, Walter, Ward LaFrance and WMC bus, too many models to list: I'm sure that's not a complete list...
WEHS can give you production dates and numbers; looks like into 5T to 15T models thru the 30"s into 40/41, but I only eyeballed a few that listed years...
A 36 catalog indicates it's own piston assembly...valves, guides, springs shared with 6AB, 6AL and 6HB... rod/main bearings shared with 6AB, 6HB and 6QB...
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Default Re: Waukesha Engine information needed

Bud, Thanks for your response. I have tried but to date I sure have a problem with the numbering system used by Waukesha for their wide variety of engines. I even have a hard time following the basic series of engines let alone all of the derivatives. I would like to learn more. The Waukesha site is good but I would need and interpreter to help me study and follow along.
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There's a Waukesha production book---someone on this site had one several years ago---but they're apparently now considered proprietary, as WEHS will not sell copies...
One comes up occasionally on EBay or the other book sites---Abebooks, Amazon, AutoLit (if you care to spend the very most, but (sigh) they have stuff no one else has) etc...
Wauks a little odd---but not nuch---in their engine ID designations...like most, they started with A to Z, with a few 4-number and 6-numbers (cyl/hp) when transitioning to the 6-production...
Your 6RB (the correct designation) may/should? have a number following, which would be the works code for accessories (carb/ign, etc) on your particular engine, altho they may've sold an pff-the-shelf model with "standard" factory qaccessories they felt needed no special ID'ing...
They do seem to be a tangle at first; I don't follow modern engines, but believe they're just heavy industrial now...
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Hello Bud, Thanks for your response and information.
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