(Aero-)engine spotting

So what's this then?
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Air-cooled aircraft(?) radial, cylinder, head & piston.
My first thought was a Wright R-975 (as also used in the Sherman tank)
because the exhaust side is so much more heavily finned than the
inlet. However it looks wrong for that. Could it be a Kinner?
I think we can agree on the "UNKNOWN MAKE POSSIBLE ROLLS ROYCE. " part
though 8-)
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Andy Dingley
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Looks like an early 1940's radial of some kind, didn't think the Kinner went that large, but you could be right.
The lack of finning on the inlet side is unusual.
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Peter A Forbes
Looks quite new - ie, not WW2. One of the Russian or Chinese manufacturers perhaps?
I was offered a C-W four bank radial a while ago. Had to go to Arizona to fetch it though & and the thought of the look on Hazel's face as I rolled in with it on a trailer put me off!
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
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kimsiddorn
I don't think so, because of the mechanical differences,
Most of the American radials have their valve gear and spark plug at the front, but this one has the pushrods behind, for example.
Peter -- Peter & Rita Forbes Email: snipped-for-privacy@easynet.co.uk
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Peter A Forbes
IIRC Magirus Deutz made commercial air cooled engines until quite recently, why assume that it is Aero, if the vendor doesn't know then who does?? My CLM diesel that I have recently sold had a "Screw-in" injector.
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Charles Hamilton
AFAIR I tested a few of them years back, in big earth-movers
I'm assuming it's a radial, given the layout of the rocker boxes. In- line air-cooled engines have, IMHE, also tended to use separate cylinders but a shared head. If it's a radial, then most radials were in aircraft (apart, as I noted, from a few early-WW2 tank designs that grabbed the only high-power engines they could get).
It's eBay - vendors so rarely know what anything is! GF's dad is selling a "bit of a glass lampshade" at the moment, and it turned out to be a Lalique inkwell. Few hundred quid incomplete, few thousand if it had its lid too!
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Andy Dingley

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