OT ancient engine, what is it?

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 05:43 pm:

Was this a steam engine? I assume it was used to power a boat? Found it in Tortuguerro Costa Rica.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruckzone/8722724144/in/set-72157633437771941

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruckzone/8722721832/in/set-72157633437771941/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruckzone/8722720732/in/set-72157633437771941/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruckzone/8722719640/in/set-72157633437771941/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 05:57 pm:

Not Steam.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:03 pm:

Wow...3 cylinder?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John W. Oder - Houston, Texas on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:05 pm:

Whoever made big five banger diesels (or "oil" engines) would be a guess


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:11 pm:

i think it a 5cyl with 2 pistons/rods missing


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:12 pm:

I was guessing 3 because the access holes or "slots" on the two nearest the tail shaft looked smaller than the other three.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:32 pm:

Well, Model T's had four dip, three dip, and no dip (early cars with no removable pan cover), but that does diminish the fact that they had four cylinders.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 06:45 pm:

Now what can you tell us about this non-Model T motor, Terry? grin..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 07:41 pm:

It may be a water pump. There is one across the river from me that has 3 cylinders. A water wheel powers it and it pumps up hill around 200 feet. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 08:19 pm:

I'm just guessing, but could it be from an early track layer tractor like an old Holt or something similar?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ray Myers on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 08:25 pm:

It looks like a Cooper Bessimer JS5 used on ships, gas compressors, generators and such


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 09:14 pm:

I was in an area that had a heavy history of shipping activity.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry Ostbye on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:24 pm:

Looks like a 4 cyl. Holt Engine to me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:57 pm:

seagoing diesel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDaniel(Indiana Trucks)Star City In on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:29 pm:

Did you bring it home with you? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill in Adelaida Calif on Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 11:59 pm:

The first one has different pistons on each cylinder, the second one is a Caterpillar 4cy diesel and an old one at that.

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:01 am:

Could it be this big boy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_0xifuTqVA

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:47 am:

It is hard to tell from the photos but it looks like the block openings and pistons get progressively smaller along the length of the block. If that is the case, then that would indicate that it is a multistage compressor. Also in the photos there is no indication of a camshaft to operate valves on a diesel engine. I have seen large compressors like that used in old mines.

Erich, Were all the block openings and pistons the same size? Any sign of a camshaft?

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Alexander in Albion, Maine on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 07:12 am:

The Kahlenberg Bros. Co. in Two Rivers WI built engines like this one from the early 1900's to the mid '60's. This looks like their Model E, 600 hp. But, this design is not unique. Many builders used it. Note the holes in the flywheel that were used to "bar over" the engine before starting. KB engines were used primarily in fish tugs on the great lakes but they were sent all over the world during WII.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:21 am:

My next door neighbors... but thats an Atlas Imperial with 2 air compressor cylinders at the rear... troop

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZFr14GG3nA&feature=youtu.be

I hope yer fingers dont hurt from all that mouse clicking LOL !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:59 am:

The block was full of mud. I never saw the cam but all the remaining pistons and block openings were the same. Some of the pistons had rings rusted in place.


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