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Old 03-15-2018, 10:04:21 AM
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The camshafts may be in the heads and use tappets and rocker arms to move the valves. I think the book says the cams are gear driven.
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is it 3 phase? is there a tag not shown indicating the answer? can that engine get any more intriguing?
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:00:22 PM
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is it 3 phase?...
Given the probable capacity of the set and that it was made for Western Electric, it is almost certainly capable of 3 phase output.
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I reached out to the owner for Ed and asked him to call me about a possible donation to the Zagray Farm Museum. We'll see - it's definitely unique
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:08:26 PM
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I can imagine this gem with a full Johnny C primo grade A resto.

Johnny, start a go fund me page!
A GoFundMe.com page for a restoration or for fuel to run that 1468 cid motor? Maybe both

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I'm clear across the country but if someones starts a gofundme page I'm in for at least $100. Can't let that one get scrapped.
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On the electrical box it is labeled 120/208, so I believe it is 3 phase. I found this on the internet - turbocharged, 500 Hp!
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:35:38 AM
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Tried to contact the seller twice but no response...
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got a message from seller 2day, they got it running today, good oil pressure, 2050 hrs.
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If it also makes electricity, I will have to stop looking at this thread.

It is too far away, probably too heavy for my trailer, I have no good place to put it, have zero practical use for it, but I really really want it.
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Unlikely but we need a video with good sound.
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It runs! Price just went up!
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It runs! Price just went up!
he updated ad last nite about it running with some more photos and did not change the price.
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I bet it sounds awsome!
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I want it too, but simply cannot justify it. I will offer some financial support, and some labor assistance, to Zagray Farm if they are interested.
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Default Re: Vintage Hercules V8

If the turbocharged marine engine weighs 7600lbs, What does this complete thing weigh? Would u consider the marine engine does not include radiator and according to this weight listing NOT any reverse gear?

Its still listed. https://hartford.craigslist.org/hvo/...520684274.html



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He said that it is sold.
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Hope Johnny C bought it!
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