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Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine !


 
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Lee Petrie
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:17 am    Post subject: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello, It has been some time since I made a post on the YT site, here goes my question !
Recently, my son purchased this Hercules 4 cyl. engine and was wondering if anyone could determine the YEAR (it was made ), MODEL, and what type of equiptment it might have been used on ! Maybe just a "stationary" application or it might have been used as a generic engine, on a tractor ? It appears that the engine was never sold, so he MAY be the original owner, of this antique !
Thanks for your help, Lee Petrie, Joliet, IL.
Update 4-16-13 ; I have also added 3 more pictures ,the flywheel end , the serial number on the engine block, and the "name tag" on the mag, itself, I hope this helps !










 


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like a JX4D. Can't really tell you the year. Without more info.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Billy, Thanks for the post reply on the Hercules engine , I have just posted 3 more pictures of the engine, what other views would be interest to see, to gain more knowledge, from your end ? Lee Petrie, Joliet, IL
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think it is a JX. It looks too small. Do you have any casting numbers off the block? How long is the engine? It is a 5 gear engine.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi J. Schwiebert,
I've included some more pictures of my son's Hercules engine, and some additional Questions / comments he would like me to pass along !
Thanks to all , for your thoughts and comments, Lee Petrie, IL.

My son's (Tad) thoughts ;
I think it maybe a ZXB which was used in moline modelV and Avery tractors
"58687B on the water neck" "The head is roughly 5.5" wide and 12.5 " long."













 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is also a ZXA which has the same external dimensions plus there are the Military ZX engines of which there must have been thousands of. Remember there are also ZX engines with 3 timing gears and ZX engines with 5 timing gears which you have. How do I contact you?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi J.Schwiebert,
As I said before, the Hercules engine belongs to my son, Tad ! The Hercules engine is currently located down his way, near Peoria, IL. Please contact him on his personal email !
tad_2670@yahoo.com
From their , I'm sure you can both switch to a phone chat , he is extremely interested all the engine's details, that you would like to share, with him ! Thanks for all of your help, Lee Petrie, Joliet,IL.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Externally, how can you tell the difference between a 3 and 5 gear engine?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Simple: On a 3 gear engine the mag would be on the same side as the carburetor.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Help with identifing a Hercules 4-cyl. engine ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The mag and carburetor are on different sides of the engine.

What was this engine used in?
 
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