Unknown prop engine

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Dieselcowboy
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Unknown prop engine

Postby Dieselcowboy » Mon May 21, 2018 10:37 pm

Hey guys I just bought this small prop engine. Don’t see any markings on it. Google searches leave me empty handed. Can you guys shed any light on this subject?
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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby bill_loveland » Mon May 21, 2018 11:18 pm

That's a new one on me - the powerhead pointing down

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Tom Manley
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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Tom Manley » Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 am

Can you post photos of the carburetor / intake and the side with the cylinder(s)? If I had to guess, it looks like a homemade motor, using a Mercury powerhead. But the tower castings seem to match up well with the block and the intake casting is quite unique.

Single cylinder? Air cooled?

Tom

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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Dieselcowboy » Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 am

Sure can guys. It will be tonight when I get home. Ill try to get several different angles.
It is 2 cycle - single cyl with tillitson carb. Adjustable timing. Timing plate has a handle on it.

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Buccaneer
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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Buccaneer » Tue May 22, 2018 7:58 am

Hopefully just an optical illusion, but one side of the
prop looks to be a foot longer than the other!
What ever it is, it belongs in "Rippley's Museum for the Strange and Unique"

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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby FrankR » Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 am

Looks like a Jacobson Lawn Mower gas tank.

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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Dieselcowboy » Tue May 22, 2018 10:00 pm

Under all the silver is like an olive dab green color over the complete unit.
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Dave Bernard
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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Dave Bernard » Wed May 23, 2018 12:04 am

that olive drab is zinc chromate primer.

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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Dieselcowboy » Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 am

That primer must be pretty heavy duty. Common on older engines?

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Re: Unknown prop engine

Postby Mike Stroz » Wed May 23, 2018 8:50 am

Looks like a Lawn Boy engine to me, and I believe the gas tank is from a Jacobsen mower.
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