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    Default Back in the day....

    there was stuff like this...190? something


    Aluminum Block



    5 inch bore with a 6 inch stroke



    ROLLER lifters



    Gear drive, twin cam



    Two plugs per cylinder..



    crash box




    See that flywheel? That's how real men started their boat, by hand!

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    And I thought I was old. Lynn, what cave did you find that in? Chet
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    Default The Gilmore

    I enjoy looking back at what was accomplished way back when...
    The Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, MI has some incredible stuff.
    I enjoyed the Henry Ford when I visitted with my kids school clas.
    I had seen an early 1900's rig that blew my mind when I was a young teenager.
    Said it was ran at Daytona right around 1900.
    BIG open crancase 4 banger with coffee can size slugs.
    Multiple glass oil dups with felt drippers leading to bearing/babbett surfaces.
    Mechanic rode along and serviced it while setting speed records.
    Hanging out over the motor while doing 115+ mph (if I remember right)
    Everything was exposed. Cam out the side of the motor, no oil pan. Just a drip tray trying to channel excess drippings behind the rear of the car.
    High tech frame material...OAK!!!
    Had a huge tractor style flywheel driving leather belt !!
    I could not believe anyone would be brave enough to go 30 let alone over 100 on/in it!!
    WAY back when!

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    Any manufacture stampings on it? I like the roller cam. Flywheel looks like about 80lbs. would idle at 300 rpms. I remember at a antique boat show at Marine city they had a bunch of really old motors they would run. Pretty cool. Carbs with wicks? Yep
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    ya gonna try and make a stationary runner out of it or just a looky lou to look at?? cool piece! did ya get the mag/ignition with it?

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    It was mostly all there with the mag and starting ignition. The oiling system was broken by the person who delivered it. It has a Detroit Lubricator set up like a dry sump system. The motor is worth a considerable amount of loot, so after it is up and running again whomever brings the checkbook and provides a good home will get it.

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