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Old 09-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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I got my mind back. It was a Funk Airplane.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #22
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Funks actually used an inverted Model B. DD
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #23
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Shadetree, The carburetor in 51 Merc's picture appears to be tilted backward. Would this mean that it more likely was a boat engine than a plane engine?
The carb does appear to be tilted but another Barner says itís the picture.

I can't see any advantage to either application. Interesting engines.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #24
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I believe it was KONG that offered a two plug per cyc. head, early 50's...and NASH had a 16 plug wire dist, and didn't Bubbna show use a 16 plug wire dist, a short wile back, and next to impossible to find parts for. ??? ....OLD....BILL
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #25
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They appear to be Fenton, see the casting just under the radiator hose.
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What radiator hose. Boat or airplane both are/were air cooled. JMO
The first photo is clearly in an automobile. I'd hazard a guess at a '32 based on the angle of the radiator inlets, position of the steering shaft, and what looks to be a foot of the '32 firewall.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:20 AM   #26
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Lawson, Marine engines are water cooled.
Most cars are Indirect air cooled.(the heat transfer is via a radiator)
It's the terminology, Direct air cooling or indirect air cooling.

No one seems to know about the heads.
The cooling fins appear to run the wrong way.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:09 AM   #27
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I believe it was KONG that offered a two plug per cyc. head, early 50's...and NASH had a 16 plug wire dist, and didn't Bubbna show use a 16 plug wire dist, a short wile back, and next to impossible to find parts for. ??? ....OLD....BILL
Here in New Zealand there were twin plug heads made in the 50s or 60s by Ron Hogan, of which some survive today. I believe his son Garth may still have the patterns and may have produced some.
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