Dare we go for three Clues in one day? This one should be fairly easy. Maybe.
Wild guess. There were some air raid sirens built back when that were powered by 331 Hemi engines. I’ll guess this is one of them. They were apparently the loudest sirens ever built.
Okay – is that a Hemi? Never got up close and personal with one.
It’s industrial equipment – looks like a construction shovel or dragline, painted in the old industrial orange. With years of sun, it often goes pink. But what shovel used a Hemi?
Industrial Slant 6, cant tell what its mounted in though
Yup it is. Years ago I worked at a shop that had a Clark forklift with a slant 6 in it.
Wouldn’t appear to be a forklift. It’s some sort of transverse mounting; that’s why I thought a shovel. But every shovel I ever saw (not that I saw many) used a diesel. A gas engine would have been for very-early models or for models intended for only short-burst use, where fuel usage wouldn’t be such a problem. And anything with a slant 6 doesn’t predate 1960.
Never said this WAS a forklift…just recognized the engine….sheese…
My first thought also, a WW II air raid siren. But the position of the oil filter makes me think slant six
Oil filter, distributor, and fuel pump location say /6. All low on the block and all in a row.
Hemi powered Victory siren, most were painted yellow and sat on a rotating base. I think they were capable of 140 dba at 100 feet, which could cause serious hearing damage. One reason they were mounted on top of buildings. In Miami they were tested on Saturdays at one p.m.
I just looked them up. They were red from the factory and would deliver 138 dba. Equal to 30, 000 watts, big signs on sides CHRYSLER POWERED.
Power unit to water a field would be my guess.
Hesston 6400 Windrower
Nailed it! How’d you know?
One doesn’t normally expect to see a chrome valve cover on an industrial engine. It certainly isn’t shaped like any hemi valve cover I’ve ever seen.
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