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not model T Continental engine

Post by Martin » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:34 am

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I'm working on a late 1920's "Reiland and Bree" truck with a Continental OHV six engine that is missing its intake manifold. Any ideas where I can find one?


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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by John M Maslack » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:15 am

Continental made mostly industrial engines, so perhaps you could find something from the industrial engine parts houses. I used Foley Industrial Engine years ago for a camshaft. It was expensive but beggars can't be choosers...I think they are still in business....


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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Original Smith » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:21 am

Continental made engines for a number of different makes of cars. I believe a Jordan is one of them.


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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Humblej » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:07 am

They made engines for cars, trucks, airplanes, industrial, farm machinery, and army tanks.

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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:35 am

This Hemmings article lists many vehicles that used continental engines:
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2008/12/1 ... lete-list/
I have a red seal 20s flat head that was on a saw.
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:38 am

We’re also used in the marine industry all the way up into the early 1960’s. The parts did not change much at all if any.

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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by John kuehn » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Some older farm tractors had Continental engines in them also.

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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Susanne » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:16 pm

They're still alive as Continental Aerospace Technologies, a *lot* of private aircraft run Continental engines... Also, they still make both air-cooled (inder the "Wisconsin" brand) and liquid cooled industrial motors. Back then they built engines for a bunch of different makes...

May not help a *lot* but you might be able to start chasing it down...

http://www.pittauto.com/default.aspx?pa ... aMQAvD_BwE


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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Chris Haynes » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:03 pm

My Globe Safety Scooter had a Continental Red Seal engine in it.


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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by BobShirleyAtlantaTx » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:42 pm

In my youth I had a Marion Handley rolling chaise that had Continental Red Seal. Placing a cup of water on the running engine, it barely made ripples.

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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Duey_C » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:37 pm

Try the multi-cylinder forum after clicking on the XenForo Antique Engine Forums over at smokstak.com if you don't find one. Someone might be able to help over there.
Ooh, looks like a Purolater full flow oil filter on that engine. :twisted: What year is that image from Martin? :)
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Martin » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:53 pm

Not sure of the year of the image, it was in a brochure advertised on e-bay but someone beat me to it. Continental R-series engines were introduced in 1928, that may be the date of the brochure. Thanks for mentioning smokestack.com I'll try it.

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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Duey_C » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:03 am

Thank you sir. :)
Martin, would you help me some more?
Are the Continental engines outfitted with Purolater filter assemblies that look like this?
If Purolaters: Are your oil filters round cast bases or flat sided bases? :)
I know, I know: Who the heXX is wanting info about that trivial matter?
Oh! Do you have any evidence of a Purolater transfer/decal on that oil filter can (canister)?
Means the world to me for the early production Twin City tractor engine I'm working on. :)
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Martin » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:39 am

[image][/image]Duey
The Continental brochure shows the same filter you posted, but the engine I'm working on has a different style. I will look more closely to see if there's a label on the filter next time I'm working on it.
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Martin » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:10 pm

Duey,
Sorry, but the decal on the oil filter is completely illegible.
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by Duey_C » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:29 am

Thanks Martin! That's OK.
Very interesting filter. :)
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Re: not model T Continental engine

Post by thom » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:03 pm

My '52 Massey Harris Pony tractor uses a Continental 4 cyl engine.
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