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Value Of A Continental Y-69 Engine


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Old 01-20-2008, 01:17:32 AM
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I've had an old Continental engine powering a buzz saw around my place until the mag lost its spark. It ran well up to that point, about 10 years ago and has been shedded ever since then. I just found out, with a lot of help from this forum, that it most likely came off a McCormick 50 baler. It has the original 90-degree gearbox and flat belt pulley on the right hand side. The sheet metal all looks good and I think the only thing missing is the radiator cap. Would anyone have a good idea what that engine might be worth if I were to spend the time and money to get the mag fixed and the engine running again? Thanks for your expertise!

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Here is a photo of the Y_69 Continental on a home built frame with the buzz saw frame attached. The motor number plate says 1Y69 52035. I'vew been asked if this an L-head engine, but I guess I don't know the difference between that and a "flat-head". I've been calling this a flat-head. I'll admit my ignorance is showing.

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:30:34 PM
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Put it on a trailer and run something with it. We had a couple show up at shows last year, very nice runner. Aset of point and a condenser and I bet that engine will start right up! If the engine is not stuck it should be worth at least 500.00 bucks Fix it up you will like it! Don in Indiana
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L-Head is just the more technical term for flathead; F-head has one valve in the head and one in the block, but now I've gotta look up T-head; I can never remember what style it is.
More to your question, the Y-69 was used in ag/ind and misc uses (there was a recent thread about a combine or baler Y-4069, the "automotive" version, which may've also been for smaller lift trucks).
(Continental for years used three engine designations: "Automotive" version (Y-4069), Ag /Ind (Y69), Power Unit (PY69) in the case of your engine).
John S would be a good source of info; I believe he mentioned the Ag/Ind and Power versions sometimes or always rotated opposite to the "Automotive versions"!!
I'll eyeball some of my stuff later to see what I find for installations, but my stuff is pretty weak on Ag eqpmt.
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Hey Bud.....a T head, which is kind of a misnomer, has the intake and exhaust valves across from each other........opposite sides of the block.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:11:45 AM
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Craig: many thanks for the heads-up on the T-head; I'll write it down this time!
Rod: So far didn't find much on the Y69, but my stuff is weak on Ag and Ind uses.
Looks like Y69 shares some gaskets with the Y91 and Y112, apparently much more popular engines; whether they share other parts I do not know.
IH 52 and 62 combines, 37-48, show the Y69 in one catalog; another catalog shows the 52,60,61,62 combines with the Y4069;
Clark "truckloader N", " CE-42-101 up", and "Clipper 37-48" show Y69, and other unidentified Clark forklifts/lift trucks supposedly used it;
They may've been popular as marine engines; I have very little on marine, but Gray Marine shows:
Fireball 50 Y4069 and Y4091;
Light Four 40-48 and Light Four 69 show Y69 and Y4069;
Sea Scout Four-91 shows Y4069. (These Gray Marine numbers must be model numbers; they're in a 79 catalog)
I'll eyeball some othe catalogs, and if anything turns up will advise..
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:23:31 AM
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I also have one and have found little to no info other then what you already know. NAPA has the gasket set for them for $100 but I am holding out on buying the set as we really do not want to spend that much.My son is trying to free it up and redo it for a 4H project. So far it has not moved but we are letting her soak. We used to run elevators with ours when picking ear corn. To the right person it may be worth something but we were offered far less than $500 and I think the gasket set would double its value.
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I too have a Continetal 1y69 92602 sn 290. I am missing magneto and carburetor. Can anyone help with these. Thanks Dean85
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I have a carburetor off of a Y model. It was converted to propane.
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I have a Y=69 Continental Engine. The magneto is missing. I need to know which magneto goes on this thing. Can anyone help?
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I have a Y=69 Continental Engine. The magneto is missing. I need to know which magneto goes on this thing. Can anyone help?
If you still need a mag, I may be able to help .
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