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Picked these up this weekend. Not sure what to do with them. I was told they are surplus 1918 army truck engines. They been sitting in a barn for a long time. Wish I knew some one who might need one.
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Good save, I suppose their stuck? List them on the classified section. There are sure to be folks that have a place for one.
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There is a fellow on here who goes by Tharper. He is rebuilding one of these for a Lombard log hauler. He may be interested.
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As mentioned above, Terry Harper has been extensively rebuilding a Wisc "P", posting progress here and, extensively, on modern machinist (or is it practical machinist?---Googling Terry Harper Wisconsin should bring it up)... by now he probably feels one is more than enough, but has no doubt been contacted by others looking for engines or parts...do contact him, he's always friendly and helpful, and loves to talk old Wisconsins...
While could be military, they're not the Class B, which're generally listed as Cont'l B2 and sometimes B5, a side valve 43/4x6...
If there's any ID on them, and Terry doesn't have leads, I can see if there're any familiar names with clubs to contact.....
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Nice find!

They are Wisconsin Model "A"'s (4-3/4"x5-1/2") They were used in WW1 era FWD trucks as well as Stutz and a few other automobiles of the time.
I would be curious to know if there were any loose parts laying around - water pumps, flywheels, oil pumps, etc. The water and oil pump are the toughest things to find.

Very nice! I have sent the word out to a couple of contacts! I would love to have one but.... my dear wife has told me I have enough on my plate!

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Hi Vernon,
Nice find. I would use engine ads, hemmings motor news, and hmvf as they are regularly restoring slight shadows from WW1 trucks into the real thing!
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http://hmvf.co.uk/forum/68-hmvf-classifieds/
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Vernon,

I sent you an e-mail

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I did see different oil pumps laying around, but I didn't know at the time these engine had an external pump. Now the property has been sold, so I can't go back and look. I did get some exhaust and intake manifolds, one water pump, and 10 magnetos, (I think they go to these).
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Nice Vernon!

The water pump is a bear to find so that's good!

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As also mentioned above, your Military possibility was correct after all---found an old note that the "A" powered FWD, built for Military in WWI, was made the standard vehicle of the Army Ordnance Dept....
Apparently their first engine, first production had to be circa 1910; notes (undoubtedly from some website) said very successful engine, gaining considerable popularity per exceptional performance...would be interesting to know if engine still in production or resurrected for the WWI military contract...
Sounds like your only problem will be deciding which offer/s to accept..
Nice save...
New owner of property may appreciate offer to clean up any remaining junk???
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