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A couple of interesting engines on E-Bay

 
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ckuhns



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 18:15    Post subject: A couple of interesting engines on E-Bay Reply with quote

I just noticed Two engines on E-Bay that are for sale by the same person.One is an Allison v-24 3420 cubic inch and the other is a Pratt & Whitney r-4360. Any one know the story on this particular Allison?Graham, would you know how many Allison v-24s wre made? Regards Carl
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kmccutcheon



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Dan Whitney's Vee's for Victory, a total of 157 were shipped, with the lion's share going to P-75s.
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wallan



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 08:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone remember a story/article about a guy into tractor pulling competitions that found a warehouse full of these Allison engines?
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gwhite



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

wallan wrote:
Does anyone remember a story/article about a guy into tractor pulling competitions that found a warehouse full of these Allison engines?


Bill, you are probably thinking of E.J. Potter. He purchased huge numbers of Allisons for tractor pulling and drag racing. When the Hunt Bros. tried to corner the silver market in the late '70s E.J. melted down 55 gallon barrels full of bearings to reclaim the silver. Kermit Weeks purchased what was left of E.J.s collection a number of years ago. I saw them when they were stored in a warehouse in Tamiami - hundreds still in original shipping crates stored floor to ceiling. This is still probably the largest collection of Allisons anywhere. Included in E.J.s stash were a number of 3420s, I believe Kermit now has 5.
Bud Wheeler probaly has the next largest collection of Allison material.
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