Gearclash Posted March 9 Share Posted March 9 The gasoline 856 thread reminds me to post some pictures of this gas guzzler. It is a Continental L478 gasoline engine out of a Fox Super D forage harvester. It is 478 cubic inches and was listed as producing 153 flywheel horsepower. I forget the rpm it was rated at but it was in the lower 2000s. It has a 2 barrel downdraft Zenith carburetor. Looks to me like there is an oil cooler on the top of the filter head, not something you see on gasoline engine so often. I believe the cylinders are parent bore. This engine came to us in pieces along with a trailer load of Fox forage harvester parts back in the later part of the 90s. We had no use for the engine but just for fun I cleaned it up, put it back together and ran it a few times. Something somewhere leaked coolant into the pan so it got put in a back shed. Now it is going to get dismantled again as someone wants the heads, cam and crank and possibly other parts. I am going to keep the block. I will try to post some pictures as it comes apart. Wonder what the fuel consumption was? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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