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Louise Saint-Pierre
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Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,
I am doing a research for a museum.They have some unidentified marine engines.In the donation contract, the blue one is said to be a Islen (circa 1900). I think there was a mispelling. I did research and found no company under this name.
The second one (green) was made by Continental Motor MFG, Michigan (no 6084, type B Date:12-8-13)
On the top the name Coldwell appears. Continental made motors for other companies, but I have no infos on Coldwell (1920?).
It would be very helpfull if you could give me any infos on those 2 marine engines.
Thanks

Islen ?Islen ??Coldwell
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Ernie
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Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The blue one is a 4 HP Acadia.
Not sure of the production start date but they were made into the late 70,s and possibly early 80's. I have a single and twin from about 1976
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Searcher
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Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree that it is an Acadia built in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Quite a bit of information on this site about the Acadia. Just type Acadia into the search box.

I have two original Acadia sales flyers, one for the 5 and 6hp single cylinder engines and one for the 8 and 10hp two cylinder engines. Somebody on this site probably has a flyer or catalog for the 3 and 4hp Acadia engines like yours. I can send you a copy of these two if you want them. I also have a copy of a copy of a manual that provides the recommended starting procedure, trouble shooting, and a parts list for two cycle Acadias like yours.
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Ernie
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is the cover for a 3 and 4 HP Acadia sales brochure.

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Ernie
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The rest of it





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Louise Saint-Pierre
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We were all wrong...Thanks for the answer. I will post a message on the Acadia forum to see if somebody has the sales flyers for this model. One more question, on what type of boat do they use it?
Thanks again.
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Louise Saint-Pierre
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great! Thank you very much Ernie.It is a real good start for my research!

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Ernie
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As Searcher said just put Acadia in the search at the top. There is a ton of info here including boat info.
Glad to help
Ernie
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RichardDurgee
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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The Continental Motor


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Looking at this engine and the position of the controls, the pulley on the out put shaft and what looks to be a stub shaft of some sort above it, the exhaust manifold design and with the name
"Coldwell" This may be the application ?


cad

Coldwell was at this time the largest lawnmower manufacturer in the world with over 150 models available !


This is not the exact engine as the Continental
but its mounting is very much like it would be ?


Ceng

Not sure of this, only my opinion as to a possible direction of search !



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Louise Saint-Pierre
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is pretty weird! The only Coldwell company I found was this one. This engine was given to the museum as a marine engine (we are a maritime museum).Would it be possible to modify it into a marine engine?
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RichardDurgee
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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The water hose into the exhaust, and output shaft coupling would indicate that it may have been converted to marine use ?


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Ernie
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I really want to mow grass in a suit and tie with the exhaust manifold right in front of me on what was most likely already a hot day.
The fancy legs on the seat are neat
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RichardDurgee
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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This is one of my lawn mowers, bush hog attached to the three point on my 40 year old Oliver !

Rare photo caught me without a suit and tie on while mowing !


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Louise Saint-Pierre
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Posted on Monday, March 09, 2015 - 09:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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