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Here is a single-cylinder Orient engine with its aluminum friction-drive disc. Orient was a predecessor to the Metz company. I think this would have been used on a buckboard-type car, circa 1903 or so. I took the photos recently at a visit to an engine collector. Metz adopted the Orient and Waltham designs for his own cars.




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That is a 1906-08 4 HP engine with its friction drive transmission flywheel,like on a Metz. 1903-05 motors were gear driven,and mounted sideways in the back of the car,not front to back like this. George Albright,Ocala,Fla.

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I am looking for a hand crank for a 4 HP Orient engine like this or a drawing of one so that I could fabricate one.

Also, an original Longuemare carburetor or source for one and any specs or service information.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Joseph Olbermann

Director of Engineering

Adirondack Western Engineering

Phone: 509-551-1645


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