Hi all, I was looking for a bit of info on an older v-8 stationary engine that I worked on many years ago. It filled up the better part of a 14 foot flat bed that it was sitting on at the time, Le roi was embossed on the side of the radiator, as I recall it had 2 sets of siamesed cylinders on each side, twin magnetos, twin exhaust, it was covered in it's own house that contained a gas tank as well. It was all set up to set and hook a driveline to the clutch. I finally got it running and if you revved the engine to 1800 rpm it would very easily rock the chevy truck it was sitting on a bunch. I know this isn't much to go on but that is all I remember other than it ran incredibly smooth and was a big chunk of iron. So Le roi or Waukesha or something. Thanks for any help. Tad
Tad that sounds like a Le Roi from the 1940s maybe early 1950s....for a start.Have you thought of a Fuel injection ? I've thought of putting a fuel injection system on my 540 V8 just for better control.I despise carburetors.(To me they are gas toliets complete w/a float)Mine is still setup for vapor and I'm thinking about keeping it that way. When were running it at work we ran it off of natural gas from the cities gas lines. the meter had the regulator there. I didn't think to grab the regulator when we tore the structure down. I'm not sure it would have worked with LPG anyway.
I don't have a "load" for it so I'm thinking I could get by with a 100lb propane tank. may visit with the propane guys that fill my tanks, see what they recommend.
Its one of those "when things slow down" projects.