Welcome to Old Engines

12. February 2023

Welcome to the best online resource dedicated to the history and technology of old internal combustion engines! Or as we call it old engines. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and in-depth look at the evolution of these amazing machines, from their early beginnings to the present day. We strive to be the go-to destination for anyone with a passion for old engines and their fascinating history.

Whether you’re a seasoned mechanic, an engine enthusiast, or just someone with an interest in the history of technology, you’ll find something of value here. Our site is dedicated to providing you with a wealth of information on the design, development, and operation of internal combustion engines from the past. We cover everything from the earliest experiments with steam engines and gasoline engines to the most advanced diesel engines of the 20th century.

We believe that old engines are more than just machines – they’re part of our history and our cultural heritage, and they deserve to be preserved and celebrated. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of experts who are dedicated to uncovering the fascinating stories behind these incredible engines. We have compiled a wealth of information, photos, and technical data on a wide range of engines, and we’re constantly updating our site with new and exciting content.

So whether you’re a seasoned collector, a historian, or just someone who loves the thrill of an old engine coming to life, we invite you to explore our site and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of old internal combustion engines.

Perkins Engine Identification Guide

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How to identify old Perkins

In many cases it is necessary to identify the Perkins® Engine Number in order to ascertain the correct engine kit for an application. All Perkins® Engines should contain one of the two following formats for engine numbering (dependent on the year of manufacture):

Pre 1978 Engine Numbers:

This system, which consists of a maximum of 13 digits, was used from 1966 to 1978. Another numbering method was used prior to 1966, which utilized a digit number with no reference to engine series.

Current (post 1978) Engine Numbers:

Where to find your Engine Number

Engine Family / Type Code

AD1004.40TW        DE1103C-33TA          JFG4.203RG1104C-44TVK1106C-E60TA
AH1004.40TDJ1103A-33LA4.212RK1104C-E44TA            XM1103D-33TA
AL1004.40TA      GK403D-15LF4.248RT1104A-44TAYC1006.60T
AT1004.40TAGU403A-15NJ1104D-E44TA        TKC6.354.2YK1006.60TW
CFG3.152HM 403C-17NM 1104D-44TATW 6.354.4  
CM 3.152.4HP404C-22PJ1106D-E66TAUE804C-33  
 AAir CooledDDirect InjectionGGasolineWWater Cooled

Yes of Manufacture Code


Source: https://maxiforce.com

Why we do this?

12. February 2023

Knowing your history is crucial for understanding where you come from, and how the events of the past shape the present and future. It provides context, perspective, and a sense of continuity, as well as lessons learned and opportunities for growth. By knowing your history, you can make informed decisions, connect with others, and build a sense of identity and purpose. In short, knowing your history helps you understand who you are, where you come from, and where you are going.

The mechanical revolution of the industrial age was the backbone of progress, and it is crucial that we understand and appreciate its history. Through the study of past innovations and their impact on society, we can gain a deeper appreciation for the technical ingenuity of our ancestors and pave the way for future advancements. The study of mechanical history is not only a fascinating journey, but also a duty to preserve and respect the legacy of those who have shaped our modern world.

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12. February 2023

Dear valued user,

As you may already know, our hobbyist website is run by a group of passionate individuals who strive to provide a platform for like-minded individuals to connect and share their interests.

Despite our best efforts, the costs associated with maintaining and improving the site have become increasingly difficult to manage. We would be grateful if you could make a modest contribution to help us continue to provide this valuable resource to the community.

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Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of our community.

Best regards, This Old Engine