|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 02:18 pm: ||
I sent an oil sample to Blackstone Laboratories (http://www.blackstone-labs.com/) for testing and stumped 'em.
I've had them analyze my car's oil, and they reference prior samples and industry averages; i.e., you can see trends in your engine and how it compares to other, similar engines.
As I said, I stumped 'em. Blackstone had no history for the Palmer M-60. So I followed up with an email that noted, "Palmer "marinized" the International Harvester Cub Lo-Boy C-60 engine for marine use. In marine use, it has been known as the P-60 or M-60. In the early 1970's, Palmer was bought-out by Thermo-Electron, so it may also be known under that name."
Their reply was the same: no history for these engines either.
Just so I have it right, was the M-60 known by any other name?
Post Number: 150
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 04:58 pm: ||
That's all she wrote. If it ain't under HI LoBoy C-60 then they ain't got it, period, the end!
Richard A. Day Jr.
Post Number: 366
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 08:28 pm: ||
When the engine most know as the P-60 was brought out in 1955. It was called the Whippet 60, 22 HSP at 3000 RPM and Huskie 60, 16 HSP at 2000 RPM.
The higher hsp was acheived by slightly higer compression ratio and speed by dropping the 10" dia. prop pitch from 8 to 7. The Whippet 60 was not supplied with a reduction gear option whereas the Huskie came with direct drive, or 2:1 and 3:1 with reduction gears. This is just history and would not likely be of any use in your search for data on the P-60 AKA M-60. I am surprised that there is no data on the IHC C-60 tractor engine as something of the order 500k plus were manufactured and many are in current use in truck farming, lawnmowing and landscaping operations. I would be surprised if any data from engines used in the dusty farm like enviroment would be relavent to marine applications which are relatively dust free.