Reader Webb Marner in California sent us photographs of a machine found by a mutual friend that may or may not be an engine. The “unit” appears to be made up of two components; a 2-cylinder horizontally-opposed engine or compressor coupled to a 5- or 6-cylinder compressor. Close examination of the horizontal unit shows no spark plugs or other means of ignition, nor anything approximating an exhaust system. Curious, however, is what looks to be a carburetor/mixer on the front of the horizontal unit. It’s possible it was made up as some sort of test rig, but that’s just conjecture on our part. If anyone can identify it, please let us and Webb know.
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