This rare 90 c.i. Offy is one of only two specially designed super charged engines produced in 1946 for Lou Fagoel's Twin Coach Special which raced in the Indy 500 in 1946. My father, Johnny Vesco purchased this engine from Fagoel in the early 1950s to run in his Land Speed Bonneville streamliner. The engine looks like new inside. It has only 17 Indy laps on it and about 10 miles of runs on The Bonneville Salt Flats in the 1960s. It has been in storage since that time. It has a spliced front crankshaft for a Roots blower. The front drive is not the original because my father made a rear drive for the centrifugal blower for the Bonneville car.
In 1946 Lou Fagoel worked with Offy to develop two 90 c.i. engines for his Indy car. Paul Russo drove Fagoel's car, but crashed on the 17th lap. My father bought the engine from Fagoel in the late 1950s and ran it on the Bonneville Salt Flats a few times. It has been in storage since that time. There were only two of these engines produced that year.
Weight: 400 lbs
Engine Builder: Offenhauser
Type: Super charged twin overhead cam
Displacement: 90 c.i.
Induction: carburated (not furnished)
Main Caps: none - Offenhauser design
Connecting Rods: Offenhauser
Camshaft: Offenhauser special blower cam
Valve Train: Offenhauser
Clutch: Not furnished
Pressure Plate: na
Flywheel: Not furnished
Total Time: 60 miles
Races: 1946 Indy
Interior like new, very little wear. Missing fuel pump and intake exhaust manifold