Peter Gariepy

Stutz Engine?

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"My brother and I are cleaning out a house in Zephyr Cove, NV, and uncovered what I think is a Stutz engine, perhaps from a Blackhawk.  It's a six cylinder, overhead cam, with two spark plugs per cylinder, with a distinctive finned exhaust manifold on the right.  I'm able to rotate the flywheel. Could you provide info sufficient to confirm that, and let me know if there would be any interest in it? "

 

 

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Yes, that is a 6 cylinder overhead cam Blackhawk engine.    Used in 1929 & 30.   Not worth a lot, I see most of the engine accessories are missing.   Carb is potmetal and they fall apart.     Perhaps someone in California will want to drive over and grab it.  

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I agree.....neat engine, but sadly little value to a collector today. Someone who wants to build a neat little speedster may be intrested. You can find the 1928 challenger 8’s for very little money. Seems everyone saved every Stutz engine they could find back in the day. Good luck.

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Rebuilding the OHC six is 3/4 the cost of rebuilding the eight.  So a speedster may not be in the cards.  I know a guy that almost has 30k in to building an eight.

 

There may be some useful parts,  and it could make a cool display engine to a Stutz guy.

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