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W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Hi all! I have a W5 with a broken off distributor that I bought explicitly to try an construct a distributorless ignition for. Well challenge completed and my boss says it has to go. It will be going to the recycler very soon unless one of you would like the entire motor or parts from it.

Here's the engine running on YouTube;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoB5p9gD7R8

Reply soon for photos, parts requests or to arrange for whole engine shipment. All I'm asking for is the cost of shipping; the motor is free. I'm a die-hard gearhead and I hate to see this go to the scrapyard, but I've had my fun with it.

Shane
801-725-3915 (text first or I won't answer)
shane.ohearn@ga.com

Where Are You From? Kaysville UT

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Hi Shane, That really sounds good, nice going! What kind of car did you get the system from? Bill

Where Are You From? Northern Ohio

Do You own a car built by Durant? Have a Star engine, transmission, Chassis, and steering. Hoping to build a Star speedster

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

I will be picking up the engine on Monday. I'll talk to Shane about the distributorless ignition system he developed. Should be interesting.

Where Are You From? Colorado

Do You own a car built by Durant? 23, 26 & 27 Star, 29 663 & 666 Durant

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

I would love to learn more about the distributorless ignition system.

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 Model 60 Roadster & 1931 Model 619 Sedan

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Rick-A distributorless ignition system for our engines would sure be hard to disguise as stock! Individual coil packs and crank position sensors with a "Autolite" logo? But you could sure dial in the correct firing and bulletproof reliability!

Where Are You From? orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts



I've learned a lot about this type of system on my Dodge 5.7 Hemi.
I have an extra 14L engine and would be interested in tuckering with a DIS.
My be a good Durant Speedster project.



Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Model 619 and 1929 model 60 Roadster

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Tinkering, I meant tinkering.
I blame the spell checker ;-)


Do You own a car built by Durant? 1931 Model 619 and 1929 model 60 Roadster

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

I wonder if a Pertronix system could be designed for our small diameter AutoLite distributors.

Where Are You From? Texas

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Don- See technical page for Phil Peters article on a Pertronix ignition set-up. I followed it for my 6-14 system. Take those points out and run them over with your car!(although I never had any problem with the Durant set-up, just my British car Lucas distributor)

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Yes, I read that article. Is there a kit for a 4 cylinder engine?

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: W5 engine for sale whole or parts

Don- The tech people at Petronix are very helpful. Maybe get all the info ready for the six cylinder set-up and ask what it would take to use it on a four cylinder(maybe just change the trigger wheel?)Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

 

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