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Mike
Posted on Saturday, November 03, 2001 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone have any information on Universal Four Cylinder Inboards?
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andrew
Posted on Saturday, November 03, 2001 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike,

There is a lot of information available on Universal Four cylinder inboards... what model do you have and what are you looking for?

Here is an online history of Universal.

We offer service manuals for most of the older Universals, if you need one fill out the form here.

Regards,
Andrew
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Richard ferguson
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 10:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike this last summer we restored a 1937/40 Universal Ulity four 100% marine motor and design purpose and construction. Type BNR sn# 103588. Most of the parts you can find. Iím still looking for a fuel pump. We found gaskets at Olsonís GASKETS ( info@olsongaskets.com) and I found good help through Engines Inc. 2285 Ridgeway Ave.Rochester, NY. 14626 They made a lot of these motors but youíre the first person I have found with any interest in the old Universal. I traded a motorcycle for my Universal 15 years ago. We just final got around to the restoration. My neighbor a retired master mechanic with lots of experience keeping these old motors running was instrumental in the resurrection.
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jmj
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a 1928, two carb version. The 1926 Super Four on the history page above seem to have only one carb.
1928 SuperFour
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Jon Coxworth
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2001 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

RE: Universal Motor Company Super Four 4 cylinder inboard Marine Engine

I'm restoring a Super Four Model LSG engine, s/n 57076 and I'm looking for full gasket and seal kits.

Most needed are:
Head Gasket
Front and Rear crankshaft seals
Other unusual seals that can't be crossed to modern seals / and gaskets that are not easily fabricated from gasket paper stock.

I'm also looking for pistons, connecting rods and rings.

Thanks in advance!

Jon.
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Jon Coxworth
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2002 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Universal Motor Company Super Four 4 cylinder inboard Marine Engine Restoration:
Update to my previous message.


My biggest challenge is the pistons and connecting rods. Due to prolonged exposure to water while the vessel was partially submerged, the pistons, connecting rods and wrist pins are seized [rusted] together. 4 weeks of immersion in diesel fuel and repeated 'firm' tapping has not budged them 0.001". Any advice on how to free up badly rusted steel piston pins in aluminum pistons & connecting rods would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Jon
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Tom Vandiver
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 05:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jon,
Try Aerokroil, a superb penetrant. I have been spraying a siezed Atomic Fours pistons daily for almost a month, then given them a gentle tap with a wooden mallet. Yesterday, I placed a round cylinder sized piece of hardwood on the pistons and gave a good blow with a 3 lb. hammer, they moved and now I have another rebuildable block.

I have no personal interest in Aerokroil or Kano Labs, just a satisfied customer. Try www.kanolabs.com
Tom
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miro
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have recently found a new product to me . It is called Deep Lube. I used it to free a 3/4 in shaft and a 1 in shaft from a universal joint. The joint was so rusted that the surface was pitted. The joint must have been sitting out in the weather for at least 5 years. But after about 30 minutes the hex socket set-screws came out and both shafts came out with only modest persuasion . I did not damage the joint or the shafts.
Try www.DeepLube.com

And like Tom above I do not have any personal interest in the product other that I'm really glad to have found it. \

miro
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rien de bruin
Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We own a Model C UNIVERSAL marine engine.(1920?) Pictures can be seen on HISTORY SITE OF UNIVERSAL.

We would appreciate ANY information about this engine.preferably manual,original state etc.

Thank you in advance,
Rien de Bruin
The Netherlands
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andrew
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 09:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rien de Bruin's Universal "C"...?

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mikebecher
Posted on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

4 sale ; tenual motor 4 cyl. alum. crank case,removable 4 cylinders,no mag or carb,has a starter and flywheel. phone # is 740-733-7000. mike
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andrew
Posted on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike,
You should post an ad at our classifieds, this is the discussion board / message board.
Regards,
Andrew
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bruce
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Post Number: 237
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2004 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Took posession of a newer Universal flexi-four; I'm just guessing mid 50's?? Model appears to be: NBC. Possibly a Universal Nordberg model. Block has Universal in triangle logo adjacent to larger letters; NB-1.Yellow paint may not be original but well done.Oil fill at front behind enclosed flywheel is a square flip up arrangement. It has a hand oil sump pump for changing oil at the rear. I'm missing what appears to be an external oil pressure regulator that bolts to the block below and to the rear of the carb location. Comments and parts source welcomed. Bruce
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Aaron G
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello. We have an old, low time flexi-four Universal Engine. It had been in a boat and was left to sit; so it needs rebuilding. I was thinking to put it on this sites' classifieds, craig's list, and Ebay. Do you have any suggestions as to value, and other listing sites? It would be nice to know it would be used. Thank you

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