As soon as gasoline engines suitable for marine use were available, conversion of automotive engines became popular.

Engines such as this Roberts conversion of a Ford Model T engine, illustrating the adaptability of the famous power-plant, were used on fishing boats along the coast of Maine.

Specifications: Four-cylinder, in-line, water-cooled; bore 3-3/4 in., stroke 4 in., displacement 176.7 cu. in., 20 hp.

Accession no. 1991G19

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