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identify engine

I have a spare continental engine that I do not know what year or what it came out of. can anyone help out?.
#114485 continental detroit
W4A-99???
LOW 0119???
4 cyl

Re: identify engine

The W-4 was used in the early Stars (model C, 1923), but if it is a Star motor the id plate should say for Star motors. Bob

Re: identify engine

From what I've noticed the W4 was used in Star "C" models 1922-24 and Star "F" models 1924-26. Star "M" and Durants all used the W5. the W4 can further be inentified by the oil filler located on the chain case whereas the W5 had the oil filler on the chain cover. There are a few other differences which seem to be peculiar to either the W4 or W5.
Don

 

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