Like the Green Dragon airplane engine (#132), this two-cycle, air-cooled Green Dragon automobile engine was named for its green crackle paint finish. A similar engine was sold commercially in the 1940’s under the name “Silver Crown” from Silver Crown Co. in Los Angeles. John Nuovo acquired the aluminum castings and machined the cylinder from steel and the head from bronze. It has two carburetors mounted above the crankshaft, large swept exhaust stacks, parallel head fins and a clamp-on bypass and exhaust manifold. It runs on spark ignition and burns methanol with castor oil mixed in for lubrication. It has a pulley on the flywheel for rope starting and an adjustable timer (with points) in front for setting the spark advance. This engine is 7″-long, 5″-wide, and 6″-high.

Exhibit added: May 1, 2008 - Last modified: March 15, 2023

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