Piston Works was established in the city of Borlänge in 1936 by two men going by the name of Ludvig Eriksson and Olle Kasten with a small team of 4 people, both of them previously worked for the car company Volvo since its founding in 1927 but has for yet unknown reason quit their jobs in 1932 some claiming it has been a dispute between Olle and the Founders. In the next three years they worked on engines in a small garage most of the time and the rest of the time they spent meeting various investors from all around the globe trying to secure additional funds to start their company, even though with the funds they receive from the government it wouldn’t have been enough to get the company going. It wasn’t exactly easy as most of them laughed at their idea or finding it to be a waste of money or valuable resources.
By the end of 1934 Ludvig was about to give up on the dream of their company and return to Volvo, Only to be stopped by a Norwegian investor going by the name Randulf Aagard seemingly interested in their company after many hours of negotiating both sides finally came to an agreement. Ludvig and Olle would receive the additional and Randulf would own a fifteen percent share of the company with the money finally secured everything was set in motion, First of all they had to find workers which was easy as Ludvig still had a good connections with workers at Volvo and also bought a few equipment’s of them as they already had most of the machinery needed. Luckily they already had found a smaller abandoned factory for sale in Borlänge only some minor construction had to be done which finished in 1936.
With the Piston Works finally starting its operation in 1936 the founders knew it wouldn’t be an easy start for their company as there was a storm gathering up over Europe, Countries were preparing for another war which meant that resources might get difficult to get at times so it limits the amount of projects they could do. In the next 9 years as the war rages, Piston Work only build a handful of their own engines as most of the time the company manufactured engine parts for cars, truck and even aircraft engines until the end of the second world war.
*Disclaimer: All the characters written here are fictitious and any similarity to actual person or events are unintentional.
*Second Disclaimer: Most of the engines uploaded here will be available to download if they include a zip data, I have the knowledge that we have a specific topic for it but i’m not sure if i will only link them here or to the specific topic but i will most likely post them there as well.
List of engines produced between [1936-1945]:
1936: 6.0 Liter Inline Six
1937: 2.2 Liter Inline Four
1937: 6.2 Liter V8
1939: 1.6 Liter Inline Four