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What is the manufacturer of this engine? What would it have originally been used for? How complete does it look?

I really like the look of the engine and think it would be fun to own one.

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vertical ideal?
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Not sure what it is, but that is for sure a modern carb, off a briggs, techumseh, or maybe even something japanese
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The carb really doesn't fit with the engine that well does it. Wonder what the original one looked like. Do you think It is a more modern engine to? Still showing my green-ness. Don't know what to look at to age things. I am assuming that the flywheel/fan is cast which is a feature of an older engine isn't it?
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Default Re: Engine identification

As far as design, they'd call it an IOE (intake over exhaust)
or also an "F head" or "Pocket valve".

Similiar head/cylinder arrangement to lots of early motorcycles.
Like this:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7...daf42c9d_z.jpg

Except your engine has an atmospheric intake valve rather than pushrod actuated. (and the flywheel is more homely. Looks like an air compressor style flywheel)

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If I had to guess, I'd say it's teens or 20s. But I have no idea what it is.
HD did make a stationary engine I guess, maybe others did too. There were LOTS of motorcycle makers back then.

The head & cylinder look motorcyclish to me, but not the rest of it.
Not saying the rest isn't original (I assume it is) just saying it was probably stationary rather than motorcycle.
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Default Re: Engine identification

ive had a couple of vertical Ideals, both defferent and nothing like this engine
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I wondered if it isn't a converted air compressor, as I have a compressor that looks similar. I hqve teased the wife I was going to make an engine out of it

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Not sure what it is, but that is for sure a modern carb, off a briggs, techumseh, or maybe even something japanese
That carb is a Briggs carb. Ive worked on one of those kind before.
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That's a K series walbro Kohler carb. The engine Isn't an Ideal. I would agree that the flywheel is from a compressor.
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The whole thing could be homemade from scrap parts...
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That's a K series walbro Kohler carb. The engine Isn't an Ideal. I would agree that the flywheel is from a compressor.
Yep, I was just working on one of our the night before last, and thought now where else have I recently seen one of these, it does look like a walboro, all though B&S used some walboro carbs on engines in the mid to late 90s...
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Default Re: Engine identification

It DOES have compressor similarity's but I don't think it's a conversion.It is just put together to cleanly for a conversion.A few other pictures may help us at least determine if this is so..Back side pic?
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Here is a pic of the other side.
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I think I might have an idea at the possible origin of this engine but not the exact identity. I was at a museum last night and there were a bunch of old garden tractors and cultivators. A number of them were interesting contraptions where the motor sat inside a large metal front wheel and a good number of them had engines very similar to this one. The flyweel on this one may be a replacement though.

A will attach a photo of one that is similar. Not the same but similar design. Sparkplug is in different location for one thing.
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I good friend of mine ended up with this engine and we are still scratching our heads about it.

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One more photo. Any help identifying this engine would be greatly appreciated.
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