Was this a steam engine? I assume it was used to power a boat? Found it in Tortuguerro Costa Rica.
Whoever made big five banger diesels (or "oil" engines) would be a guess
i think it a 5cyl with 2 pistons/rods missing
I was guessing 3 because the access holes or "slots" on the two nearest the tail shaft looked smaller than the other three.
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.
Now what can you tell us about this non-Model T motor, Terry? grin..
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
I'm just guessing, but could it be from an early track layer tractor like an old Holt or something similar?
It looks like a Cooper Bessimer JS5 used on ships, gas compressors, generators and such
I was in an area that had a heavy history of shipping activity.
Looks like a 4 cyl. Holt Engine to me.
Did you bring it home with you?
The first one has different pistons on each cylinder, the second one is a Caterpillar 4cy diesel and an old one at that.
Could it be this big boy?
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?
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.
My next door neighbors... but thats an Atlas Imperial with 2 air compressor cylinders at the rear... troop
I hope yer fingers dont hurt from all that mouse clicking LOL !!
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.