Crosley military generator.
- Greetings:I was going through a friend's tractor collection a couple of weeks ago and discovered that he had an old Crosley military generator stashed amongst them.It seems to be complete and did run at one time though I don't know how long ago that might have been. He's also got another Crosley engine with a transmissionstill attached. The original fuel tank was rotted through when he got the unit and he has had another tank fabricated.I know the generator is rare but have no idea of what it might be worth. We had several of them when I was stationed at Duke Field in Florida in 1966 and this is thefirst one I've run across since then. Could you point me to a source to determine it's value and the value of the engine/transmission that he has?I do have a couple of pictures of both items but they are not of greatest quality. I'll be back at his place in a couple of weeks and will attempt to get better pictures ofthe generator and the other engine and the identification plates on them.Thanks for your assistance.Troy
- The generator engines are desirable since they have a steel rather than cast iron crankshaft and a heavier duty crankcase - usually with strapped main bearings. To build a vintage race engine with the "proper look" use a lete (car) turbolator block with everything else from the military engine. The crank alone can be worth up to a grand. It also makes a bulletproof street engine good for up to 7000 RPM at least. Jarl