This is a tiny 65 cubic inch displacement Hercules model ZXB 4 cylinder L-head gasoline engine. The tag says this little beauty has a 2-5/8″ bore and a 3″ stroke. I believe Hercules discontinued their L-head engines in 1955 and built overhead valve engines from then on. This may have been used in a Hobart generator or welder, a small Avery tractor, a small Oliver tractor, a small fork lift, or perhaps in many other applications. One might also use this engine in a midget racer. Please help me identify what this little gem might have been used in if you possibly can. This engine is stuck and will not turn over with considerable effort. I can not find any cracks or breaks in the water jacket or cylinder head anywhere. You might get lucky and free up this little jewel, otherwise it may need to be rebuilt. This beauty came from the estate sale of a deceased friend in north central Montana so I don’t know much about it. I also acquired a pair of tiny Ford flathead 60 HP engines at the same sale so my friend must have liked small engines. However, I have a friend heading east from Montana and going to Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York this coming week. He may be able to economically and safely deliver this to you depending on where you live and how soon you might want this engine. The item “65In3Hercules ZXB Engine Avery V Tractor Hobart Generator Hit Miss Steam Oliver” is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2020. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Heavy Equipment, Parts & Attachments\Heavy Equipment Parts & Accessories\Antique & Vintage Equipment Parts”. The seller is “toysanyone” and is located in Bozeman, Montana. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Part Type: Engine
- Model: ZXB
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Avery
- Compatible Equipment Make: Oliver
- Model Year: Pre-1956
- Compatible Equipment Type: Tractor