|Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 08:11 pm: ||
I have recently traded for a Koban 3HP inboard marine engine and am looking for some info on it. Does anyone have any literature showing this
motor? The power head is from the Koban outboard motor but it has several features not found on that motor. There are a couple of missing
parts that I am tryig to figure out. This motor also has a Dodge brothers starter / generator that was used in line with the motor. I guess you could run the boat by battery or by gas power. When running by gas power you could then charge the batteries. There is a clutch mechanism between koban and electric unit tht would allow dis engagement.
Thanks for any help.
Below are some pictures.
|Posted on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 09:57 pm: ||
Tom:A few years back I acquired this Koban inboard
engine, have looked and searched for info about it. this ad is only one found so far! See below..
The hold down flanges were cast into the block,had
a carburetor,and plunger water pump. Serial number
2114 is stamped on round crankshaft cover flange
behind flywheel on flat part were bolts secure it to the block. first two digits are year made 1921.
Seems Koban built grain binder engines with this 3 hp block in 1913, then out boards and some inboards,Co was bought by evinrude and disappeared
in 1926!By the look of the hold down flanges on your engine it appears to be a converted outboard.
Might require night school to learn to operate it!
It's a fascinating propulsion device.hope this info helpful ! Richard
|Posted on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 10:11 pm: ||
|Posted on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 10:14 pm: ||
Koban Marine Engine
Art Lyste Stavely AB
|Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 07:43 pm: ||
I think i have an old koban on the farm
Post Number: 211
|Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 08:01 pm: ||
If you Koban should become available I sure would like to here about it. I have the outboard version and have been looking for the inboard for quite some time
|Posted on Monday, November 27, 2006 - 02:25 am: ||
Hi, I have stumbled onto your site while looking for info. on a Koban mixer that I have on Ebay. You might want to check it out. My handle is nhbubby2693 on Ebay. Thanks, and I think you have a very nice site! Paul PS. I have the Vermont Engine site that has the Cooley info. I hope you liked it. It's here... http://www.geocities.com/nhbubby/index.html
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 07:43 am: ||
Good day - I have a Koban Model C Engine No 5708 outboard missing of a tiller and rudder. Can anyone help with information on these items please.
Look forward to hearing from someone. Don
Post Number: 375
|Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 06:48 pm: ||
What a beautiful little rig that is.
That deserves a fine restoration and an even finer canoe to display it in. A really rare jewel IMO.
Thanks for posting the photos and can we see some more, please?
More Koban info: http://www.oldmarineengine.com/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi