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Old 02-03-2009, 02:23:10 PM
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I am trying to find a large 4 cylinder continental engine that the cylinders are cast in pairs. The engine should be from about the mid teens. It should be around 45hp.
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Default Re: Continental engine

I don't have any engines, but I wasn't sure what your request was for, and thought others might have the same question: d'you mean ANY Cont'l 4cyl of that period, design and power, or are you looking for a specific Cont'l for some piece of eqpmt or any such Cont'l that'll go into a specific piece or eqpmt??
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I am not sure of what model the truck used but it is for a 5 ton Avery. It should be about a 1914. The engine should just have a clutch on it and the transmission is seperate.
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Well, I can't help, but FWIW here's a guess--REPEAT, A GUESS:
There's a fairly recent thread here re' the Avery Farm Trucks, with some pix, but I can't find it (too many Avery posts; nothing looked familiar or I quit too quickly).
Assuming you saw it, or posted for it, you know these were apparently low production, low enough only one of my old parts catalogs (1917 Burd rings)lists them, but it doesn't show truck and engine info directly. It lists ring sizes, then for each size lists truck/car etc models, and in the list are the engine models that take the same size.
Avery truck shows:
2 and 3Ton Models A, B 1911-15;
1Ton Model C 1913-15;
5Ton, Model B, 1913-15.
The 5Ton took 51/4x1/4 rings, 4 per piston, 4 cyl engine;
The only Cont engine shown was the Cont "T", which took 4 rings per piston for unstated years, and 3 per piston for 1917.
The only other 4cyl stock engines inn that list were a Hall-Scott and a Wisconsin.
COMPLICATION: some early Cont engines were built with different bores under the same designation in parts catalogs (there are three different "Cont 0" bores).
There are TWO bores shown for the "T": 5 and 51/4.
If you can raise someone here with a Victor gasket catalog covering those years, they might show your engine model or the Cont "T" and if it was cast in pairs; my McCord doesn't, but the Victor is more complete. HTH
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Thanks for the great info Bud, I will see if I can find any more specific info on the engine that the truck is supposed to have.
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Bud,
I found some info on the engine, the bore is 5 1/4, the stroke is 5 3/4, it uses a schebler carb and has an Eisemann dual ignition. It is also a 44.2 HP engine.
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Default Re: Continental engine

Guys,
I am looking at my 1934 victor gasket guide (covered 25 years) I do not see a Continental T listed. There is only six cylinder 7,8,9,12,14,15,16 (T), There is B series 4 cyl. which has paired cylinders valve in block 4&3/4 x 6 , 5x6. H series 4 cyl. OHV H15-16-17 but does not give BxS

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Default Re: Continental engine

Sheesh; I'm disappointed in Victor...it didn't have a listing for Avery, Truck, showing the various truck models and the engines they used??
Like most engine builders, Cont started out with simple letters, with double letters or letter/number for variations: A, B, 2B, 3B, C, C-2, GA,GB, ad nauseam (from the 1917 Burd catalog)...
Sometime before 1930 (I have no catalog between the 1917 and a batch 1929/30) they started the number-letter series:7A thru Z, ,8A thru W, up thru 46B, 48B and probably more I haven't heard of...
All of which makes running down an early engine confusing, as Cont had more engines than Carter had Little Liver Pills.
(Sigh) Let's try the easy way: contact Gerrad Moon at Monte's Equipment (gerradmoon@montes@flash.net or montesequipment.com) Chicago; they're the place to go for old Cont info/parts, and are very highly spoken of in the tractor etc forums. Find any ID you can on the truck, and if you have any part of the engine, any embossed or stamped letters or numbers, and include any ID or desc info you have in your email. Include that you understand "T's" came with the two bores, and that you apparently need the 51/4. While I don't think they have complete engines, they might be able to verify what you're looking for, and whether they have any parts. Let us know how it turns out.
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Default Re: Continental engine

Linn tractors used a 36 bhp "40 hp" 4-1/2" bore model E Continental, I think displacement something around 350 or so, I think Larrabee and maybe even Brockways used the same, with W.C. Lipe dry plate clutch and a Cotta 3 speed and later Brown Lipe 4 speed model 60 (60 hp) transmission. When I get home I can add more spec details and common users if you think it can help.
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