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Old 12-21-2017, 01:30:00 AM
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Challenge for you guys, yes, I know the pictures are terrible, but its what I have to work with. Can anyone ID this engine, or at least what it might be? A source says it was a contract engine designed by Gas Traction Company. Timeframe is solidly 1912. Bore size is 5 1/2 x 6, individual jugs. Pictures 1 & 2 side views are production. Picture 3 full length shot is from a prototype. My thought is it is the same engine, but I am not 100% sure.
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It does show a family resemblance to the Big 4 engine, other than that, I have no idea. . . .
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In the 4 cyl Waterloo tractor the engine reminds me of the engine in the Geiser tractor. As for the early 2 cyl opposed Waterloo my bet is Gile, same as the Ford used, one size bigger then a little bull.

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I will suggest it was either built by Automatic or Model engine company.
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Do you have anything on the Model Engine Company? that is a name that has come up as well.

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In the 4 cyl Waterloo tractor the engine reminds me of the engine in the Geiser tractor. As for the early 2 cyl opposed Waterloo my bet is Gile, same as the Ford used, one size bigger then a little bull.

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the cylinders on the LA and the 4 cylinder appear to me to be constructed the same, like they had leftovers and figured out a way to use them. the bore x stroke are the same between them as well.
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