The Northbrook, Il Historical Society has a late 1920s Reiland & Bree Dump truck with a 6 Cylinder Continental engine. The plate on the engine identifies it as “25 16R 320”. The truck has had some restoration work done on it, looks fairly presentable and rolls ok. The engine however is missing its intake manifold. If we can find a manifold we can begin the restoration process on the engine and drive train.
We have been unsuccessful so far in locating any information about the engine and manifold. Not even pictures. Continental engines were used in many trucks in the 20s and 30s, we should be able to find information/pictures/parts somewhere. Can you help us?
FYI, the Reiland & Bree trucks were manufactured in Northbrook. The production started in the mid 20s and stopped in the depression. So far as we know this is the only remaining one.