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Minneapolis Moline Timeline 168


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Default Minneapolis Moline Timeline 168

Is anyone familiar with MM's radial cooled Timeline 168? Made in 1955 it was a 2 cylinder,20 BHP motor radial cooled by flywheel. I was made to run for a whole year without having to be serviced. I would like to get more information or a picture.
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Default Re: Minneapolis Moline Timeline 168

Only seen a small pic on the back of period advertising literature, no real details. Probably intended for oilfield use or the like.
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Default Re: Minneapolis Moline Timeline 168

This was in a Allan King MM data book.
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From old ad data book. For 1955 New Radial Cooling Engine. New engine designed to run continuously for a year without service is announced by MM Co. Rated at 20 brake-horsepower. The 2 cylinder engine is to be designated the MM Timeline 168. MM engineers designed this new radial cooling system to replace conventional radiator. Eliminating the water pump, fan, pulleys, fan belt & radiator hoses. Water is circulated through a cast aluminum cooling unit built into the flywheel. Present 1955 models used natural gas fuel. Future production was to include LPG fuel as well. 1955 MM Timeline was rated at 20 hp @ 1200 rpm, bore 4 5/8" x 5" stroke with piston displacement of 168 cu. in. Weight is 2150 pounds. Lubrication oil capacity is 20 gallons. Future models planned were 15 hp - 141 cu. in. & 26 hp - 222 cu. in. V belt pulley mounted direct to the drive ring on PTO end of crankshaft eliminates PTO housing, clutch shaft & bearings. On installation the clutch shifter lever can be rotated to 12 different positions depending on direction of the belt drive. Removing cylinder nuts allows removal of both cylinder heads & blocks for service or overhaul. The crankcase is held at uniform temperature by water circulating through the jacket in the base pan casting. A safety precaution in case of oil pressure dropping below a safe limit or excessive temperature of the coolant automatic grounding of the magneto shuts off the engine.
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Default Re: Minneapolis Moline Timeline 168

I have same article. Wonder how well they worked or if any still exisrt?
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Some info I found on other sites that is maybe you posting too. Martin had posted little more on FB MM group page too. Still not seen any REAL pics of any out there yet though just memories & talk. The guys I thought had one said they did not. The scavenger hunt is on I guess ? Like to see a break down on one or how the water was into the flywheel and flowed with some kind of pivot joints or what.

http://forum.minneapolis-moline.com/...php?f=1&t=3744
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I called a few places today that still deal with MM engines like Dimmitt Equip here in TX, Henry Leasing in CA but ran out of time to try others. They had never heard of those engines before and leasing to oil fields or ag use is what they do. I didn't try Bobby's Industrial in MS or Stamms in KS or Welters in MO.
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