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Most Unique or Oddball Engines

Tom Stockton

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66
Last Subscription Date
01/30/2020
Charlie from OWLS HEAD Museum had this and sold it to Bill Andersen in Virginia quite a few years ago and I believe he may have also disposed of it over the years. I seen this in person a few times and was really nice stuff.. Stuck in SRI LANKA JERRY from NW Ohio..:)
I know that it's been around the block a few times.
Even I almost bought it once.
 

mechman

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Last Subscription Date
05/10/2019
Wonder pump & engine co. Vancouver B.C.
Goodday Found this engine in a Trenton ontario scrapyard a few years ago & posted here asking if any others known--no replies,so it will fit in here! From what I have found from Vancouver where it was made is. it was a short time circa 1918-1922 They are mostly aluminum & made for forest fire fighting This one is missing flywheel,ignition system,push rod,carb, water pump & broken rocker arm ANY information is appreciated! Larry
 

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mechman

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05/10/2019
Here is a Mackay free piston engine air compressor made in England-It weights around 2 tons & is self contained two cycle diesel--it uses a large crank to wind a starting spring , the only thing you can see moving is the exhaust turbine that runs the cooling fan for the radiator I think it's circa 1957 from the brochures. I have not tried to start it, seems complete & never been stored outside. Haven't heard of another!Larry
 

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J.B. Castagnos

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01/01/2006
I got this one running for a friend, had to bore and make an oversized piston, fabricated a piston trip ignitor, it had a Model T timer and sprk plug ignition. Not much info on tnem, I think it was built in Canada by a man named Latour, used in a boat called a log pointer. The video was titled articulating cylinder but it's an oscillating cylinder.

 

Lee Baldwin

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Last Subscription Date
01/17/2020
How about a Unielectric by The Waterman Motor Co. . It is a slide valve 4 cycle engine . Got it about 30 years ago and am working on getting it running . I have mounted it on wheels so it can be moved . It is a 1/2 KW unit , with hand crank and very large cooling cap. Have spoke to people how have heard of them but it seems to stop there . S5032393.JPG
 

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skankingiant

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There was only 15 (Too many?) made of the Stuart Turner H1 2 stroke diesel, it has 1 power cylinder and 1 cylinder for scavenging. This is number 15


My little Barr and Stroud is a single sleeve valve built for lifeboat radio communications to meet up and coming legislation, this was later dropped to save the already failing ocean liners, so not many were made.

 
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