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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Value of a model 4 cylinder 4 stroke glow plug engine.

I purchased this engine from eBay UK in 2004 and I think I am going to sell it. I think I paid about £500 for it which with today's exchange rate is about $658.

This is an absolutely loaded question as I am in a different country and these things are only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. Does anyone have any experience of the value of these things?

It has been scratch built. I am pretty sure it was not made from a kit, but I could be wrong. Whoever made it is very skilled and it is nothing short of a work of art. This is a fully functioning engine and I have no reason to think it would not run. It is a glow plug engine, so no ignition system is needed apart from a low voltage on the glow plugs to get it started. It would run on special glow fuel.

It is about 6.5" long, 4" tall and 2.5" wide.

I have seen vintage scratch built single cylinder 4 stroke model engines sell for a fair bit of money, so I would like to think this is worth more. There is a company in the US that makes mini V8 engines and they sell for thousands. You could build a nice real engine for less money for your Mustang.

As I am going to sell it, I completely stripped it down to take lots of pictures for my memory of what I had. And it is now back together again. Here is a selection of key pictures. I have loads more if anyone wants to see something in particular.

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That is an amazing little engine. I am sorry I have no valuation to share with you, but simply wanted to comment on what an awesome piece of machinery you have. Good luck.


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The value of the man's time who built it is much more than what you paid but as far as current worth? It's worth what a willing buyer is willing to pay.
I have seen videos of those hand built engines running and it is quite amazing what they will do. I believe I have even seen a V12 much like the Rolls Royce Merlin.
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No idea of value but really neat! Now you need to build a miniature locomotive or saw mill around it.

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