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Motore marino Niagara Motors
Anni '20



Inline 4-cylinder 4-stroke gasoline engine manufactured by the Niagara Motors Corporation in the first decades of the XX century for motorboat propulsion. Its overall dimension suggests the employment in small recreational boats.

Technical specifications

ManufacturerNiagara Motors Corporation, Dunkirk, New York (USA), 1920s
Descriptioninline 4-cylinder 4-stroke engine, crankcase, cylinder block and head made of cast iron
Stroke100 mm
Bore70 mm
Displacement1539 cm³
Power9 hp
Valvetrain system2 side valves per cylinder, operated by a camshaft housed in the crankcase
Fuel feeding systemwith a single-barrel gasoline carburetor
Ignition systemwith a spark plug per cylinder fed by a high-voltage magneto distributor
Cooling systemliquid-fed
Lubrication systemforced by a gear pump


Small recreational boats.


Kind donation of the technical high school Vittorio Emanuele III of Palermo.

Realizzazione sito: Pasquale Pillitteri