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Old Sep 26, 2010, 05:11 PM
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Here is a less known (or less spoken about) diesel of interesting design, the 7.6 cc Webra 'Boxer'. The photo is scanned from a 1959 catalogue.

One interesting (or is it just weird?) feature is the vacuum pump (shown on the picture), that is supposed to power pneumatic servos (what if the engine quits..?) I wonder whether such servos were available from somewhere, as there must have been a complete 'system' developed, or...?...I have never seen these accessories advertised...maybe the whole idea flopped on an early stage....

With vacuum pump included, the 'Boxer' was priced about 5 times a Webra MachI, or twice the price of a Taplin Twin.....!

Anyone with some knowledge on this basically very fine diesel...?


Off-topic, this reminds me of the early 50's Volvo 444, with its vacuum powered wiper motor....the wipers went really fast when driving slow, and when accelerating, they virtually stopped...
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