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What is it? I found this at a local scrap yard in Freeport, Ill. A belt ran a rear pump that pressurizes a tank pushing fluid through tubes that go through the exhaust manifold on the bottom of the cylinder castings. After this point I'm not sure what happens because someone cut off something from the front at two points. The head is made from aluminum and appears to have two glow coils in the side. The flywheels have been rebalanced and the connecting rods are made of brass. I can't find a name anywhere. Is this a homemade diesel? Chris Markley, 519 E. Locust, Lanark, IL 61046; (815) 493-2181.