MUTT engines

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MUTT engines

Post by bobtanker » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:23 pm

Does anyone know who made the engines for the M151?
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Post by cp » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:41 pm

Hercules, for one. I have read that there is at least one more engine manufacturer, but the name eludes me right now. IIRC, as underpowered as the Hercules is, the other is worse.


Post by Guest » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:13 pm

White Motor Company made most, Next Ford, but I have never heard that Hercules made any.

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Post by blackdog » Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:19 pm

The engine is actually a german design too :]

That's all I have to contribute though :(
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Hercules engine - Ford taunus

Post by » Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:19 pm

Dear Muttfans,

Hercules most certainly was a manufacturer of Mutt engines. Somewhere in the archives I have a photo of a product sheet from the company clearly showing the mutt engine.

Blackdog is also correct when he says it was a german design. The mutt engine reminds me very much of the British Ford cars the Consul and Zephyr) of the late 50s.

A couple of years ago, i was in touch with a Ford engineer who was involved in the testing of an M151 engine in Egypt in the 1950s.

He confirmed that the company used an off-the-shelf engine which was already in use in the Ford Tunus (Grmany). I would reckon that the Taunus owed its creation to a similar-engine design in Michigan.

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Post by svramselaar » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:16 am


the engine is a HERCULES type L 141

the site KEN refer is from TAPCO

there are a drawings of the M151

on the other site is a picture of the engine ( /L141.htm )

is it posseble thad CONTINENTAL also made engines for the MUTT ???

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