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Continental 6-226

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 6narow, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. 6narow
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    Anyone know if speed parts exist for that engine?
    I thought it'd be cool to do up an old Jeepster and I'd like to use that engine.

    Thnx,
    6narow
     
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  2. 6narow
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    ...oh, and here's some of my inspiration for considering this project...
     

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  3. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    Edmunds made a head and a dual intake, and Mallory made a dual point distributor. Other than that.......
     
  4. 6narow
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    AHA! I knew there had to be something out there!
    Thank you so much, Heathen.

    ...what about exhaust?
    Any split mainfolds exist? Maybe Fenton made something?



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  5. HEATHEN
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    Nothing, but that doesn't mean that you can't split yours.
     
  6. fish3495
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    Holy Ned, You don"t want hot rod that motor. It weighs a million lbs. Most Jeep guys rebuild them in the car because they are too heavy to get out of the car. It's a tractor motor. I think the OHC 6 (cool) or the older F-head 6 (cooler) would be more fun.

    Rick
     
  7. the SCROUNGER
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
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    do you mean the old Kaiser/Frazer flathead 226 ?

    I have one of those engines in my 1968 Ingersoll Rand air compressor, it's OEM for that model- this one has an updraft carb

    very reliable engine, forged rods with bushed small end and snap rings on piston pins- solid lifters on this one

    if that's the one you have, a GM Chevy late model straight 6 HEI distributor will work on that Continental- by cutting off/shortening the distributor housing and shaft on the dist, and grinding a flat in it- the engine will turn the dist. backwards but it will start much easier than points, and run much better with the HEI

    when I bought this compressor, it didn't run- pulled it apart one piston was broken- bought a ring set and piston from a net source down South- it arrived in the NOS Kaiser/Frazer parts boxes ! Changed the piston and rings. One valve was stuck open, removed head, squirted it with WD-40 and sanded it with sandpaper- pounded it down with a hammer and got it going up/down again

    put it back together with the same head gasket cleaned with lacquer thinner, and used sealer on the gasket

    VAR-ROOM it's running like a bear- I give the updraft carb a shot of starting fluid just to get it started easy first time, then after that it starts all day no problem

    neat old engine
     
  8. 6narow
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    Scrounger,

    Correct. Kaiser/Frazier used it in their cars, and the Jeeps, once Kaiser bought out Willys.
    It was actually made by Continental, which, by the late 40's, was a division of..........Kaiser / Frazier.
    Back when my father was in the service, he used to work on those engines, as they were orignally designed to power gen sets (my Dad opened and closed radar sites during most of his 20-years as an enrollee of the USAF).
    Dad always talked highly of that engine, as well. He said it could pull up to about 12-15 KW and if you set if to run at 1800 RPM, it'd do it all day long without a hitch...HOWEVER, you really didn't want to run it much faster (over 2K).
    Thanks for the advice on the distributor. I didn't know that, but that's something I will DEFINATELY put on the "upgrade" list.
    BTW, I'm just in the planning stages right now. I wanted to see if it was even feasable, and it sounds like it might be.
    Thanks again. Enjoyed your post very much.
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Rick,

    Your comments are noted. I would really like to use the "vintage" engine (with a twist), but I am keeping the door open on using a more modern drivetrain, as well.
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    Heathen,

    :( That's too bad about the exhaust manifold, but you're right. Ain't nuthin' a torch and some rod couldn't fix. ;)



    6narow
     
  9. willysmonger
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    6narow! I am doing the same thing... good jeepsters are getting hard to find. 226 rocks!
     

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