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Old 11-02-2010, 09:05:23 PM
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I fond a 24hp engine and I do not know what exactly it is. It sais Lorain in the cast but have not found anything. If you look at the tag it sais White-Roth. I would like to know some info on this engine. Like what is is worth, how many were made, is it rare, is it worth getting? It has been 7 years since it ran but the engine is free. It looks complete.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:23:58 AM
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Thats a Lorain model L. They were built in Lorain, OH built by White - Roth machine. I don't know if I'd call them "rare" but you don't see them all the time. But there are a few of them out there. They are a 2 cycle engine like an Ajax. But Lorains have a wet sleeve like a Continental/Arrow. I'm not sure why they weren't real popular in the Oilfields, maybe they were too expensive when new? Or it just wasn't a very big company and production numbers were low? Either way, if the price is right get it!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:27:32 PM
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I have one EXACTLY like that one, same tags and all, but it has no clutch so I'll have to rig something up when I get it running eventually. I paid 500 for mine. It has good compression and seems in good condition otherwise.
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The guy wants 500 for this one also. I thought that was fairly cheap for that big of an engine. Do you know what color or any thing about it.
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I've got some Lorain literature somewhere at the office. I can dig it out and make some copies if you want?
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That would be great, thanks.
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Default Re: Help with oilfield engine

We had one on the Union Oil,Gosford lease near Bakersfield.It had a gas compressor flanged up in place of the clutch.The compressor was about as large as the engine and laid horizontal, along side the engine cylinder.It was a nice package.
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