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1954 Photo Willys Project Engine eBay

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Is this some kind of diesel engine? This photo comes with a second photo of a fluid cargo carrier.

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“Here I have a set of 2 Willys File Photos featuring:
* PROJ. 8511-01 T.C.P. Engine Number 14371 (1) Dated 5-28-54
* Fluid Cargo Carrier

Photos measure about 8 ½ x 11 inches including the borders and are punched. Punch holes do NOT affect the photos (See Scans).

Here’s the Fluid Cargo Carrier photo:



5 Comments on “1954 Photo Willys Project Engine eBay

  1. Bill Norris


    At the bottom of the sticker it says Texaco Combustion Process. T.C.P. I’ve never heard of that project. Also looks like the displacement is 144 not the usual 134.

    I’m sure there are a lot of people smarter than me that can explain it better. The way I understand it, it’s trying to have high compression and not knock by using injectors and spark plugs.


  2. Barney Goodwin

    It looks like an attempt to standardize something (the Jeep or aux equipment) with other M-Series vehicles of the time as they went to Multi-fuel engines that would operate on gas, diesel, bourbon, etc. That’s the takeaway I get, especially from the decal. Same way as standardizing the fleet to 24V systems and making them waterproof. This appears to be a prototype. I’ve never seen this in actual surplus circles so can’t say if it ever went into production or contract.
    Have no idea about the fluid carrier, but it looks like it’s designed to work in tandem with another as that looks like a pintle on the rear of it. Asphalt roller or ag roller perhaps?

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Glad I wasn’t the only one surprised by this engine. I made a variety of searches, but never did find anything helpful results.

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