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Looking for K Motor Information

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I have an engine that I have not been able to get any information on. There is no tag but “K Motor” is cast in the block. The engine weighs about 70 pounds, and it has a single cylinder and single flywheel. It probably is about 1/2hp with about a 3-inch piston.

A mag is connected directly to the back. Mag condenser has British, Canadian, and U.S. patents of 1915 date. It is 4-stroke, water-cooled, with no governor.

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There are two levers on the carburetor to adjust fuel and air. There are two spark plugs in the head directly opposite each other. Whether there was an electrode and a ground originally or two plugs firing 3 inches apart, I do not know. The engine came to me from Chile. I suspect it might be British but don’t know. Any information would be appreciated.

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