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My buddy has one of those tow-behinds at his barn. Half the engine is an engine, the other half is a compressor. Basically a valley plate and a log intake with carb on one side, and another log intake on the other side with a filter to feed the compressor side. At the rear, where the transmission would go is a generator head. This used to go to construction sites in the 70s and early 80s and power the site.
Distributor only has wires for the cylinders that are engine cylinders, but it's not a Ford engine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2017 at 4:55AM
i just remembered i know a guy that has a Ford powered wood chipper
 
lots of industrial uses, besides some mid-sized trucks from the era had gas engines and air brakes, they had a pretty serious compressor mounted on the front of the engine that may've caused Ford to want to beef the front bulkhead
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There was a truck version, I think it was a 370, gas motor with a 2V carb in a lot of midsize straight trucks (stake beds, box trucks). We had one at a place I worked and it's diesel twin. Every year, someone put the wrong fuel in them. Trucks were virtually identical on the outside and both had the square fuel tank on the side with the manhole-size filler cap.
Another reason for weirdo varieties would have been the late 60s PS pump built into the front of the engine. I'm sure that needed the front beefed up.
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