EPIC Best near fail cold start Detroit Diesel smoke show MCI MC9 bus
*READ This is the first video with my new Samsung F40 Camcorder. My
batteries are almost 4 years old, they are tired and my fuel is
exceptionally old as well. I haven't added diesel in over 2 years now. I
finally had to put some jumper cables on it. I think an 8V71 starts better.
It was 26 F during the night during the vid it had warmed up a lil to
around 50F. Keep in mind all the fluids/hidden metal are 30-40 F. I have
another cold start vid from last year. This year, I had to grab my car to
jump the bus off after the first attempt failed. I assume engine rotation
speed by the starter affects start up. Even with additives, the diesel is
just old. I put 67 gallons in I believe two years ago which filled it to
the top, there's about 179 gallons, 95% usable I believe.
8V53T Detroit Diesel first start
Engine is for sale,
Serious inquires only please, listed at this link, you need to be
registered to see classifieds (it's free, and a great forum anyhow)
First start in several years, it's a new engine to me and had been sitting
a long time before I got it.
It is an 8V53T even though it appears to be only an 8V53.... I removed the
turbo for now but it'll go back on soon.
You can look forward to a another video as a true 8V53T!
M3 Grant Tank - Home for my Radial Engine Beltring 2005
This is where my Radial engine ended up... in an Ex Range Wreck M3 Grant
Tank. The video shows its first outing at the 2005 War & Peace show down
in Kent. "restoration" was by Nick Mead at Tanks-a-lot. SEE Video of
engine running , on my drive, before it went into the Grant
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, second start attempt.
This video illustrates what happends when these two stroke semidiesels run
out due to too much oil in the crankcase. With my left hand, I block the
injection pump, so from that time the engine run on lube oil only, no
diesel at all. I have heard lots of stories about this from decades ago but
this is the first time, to my knowledge, that it is captured on video.
Luckily we had blocked most of the air intake prior to starting and ended
at somewhat over 1000 rpm. Max operating rpm is 425-450. With full air
supply, I would guess this engine would reach thousands of rpm and I could
only guess what would have happened then...
The electric glowplug short circuited so we had to rely on the propane
burner which had slightly low temperature. In this startattempt, we used an
acetylene burner and got the glowplug bright red. The crankcase was,
unfortunately, filled with too much oil so the engine was running on its
lube oil from the crankcase instead of diesel. Still some trouble with the
fuel injection, doesn't feel right when injecting diesel manually.
Runaway Jet Engine
Always remember to check your tie-downs!
Bristol / Rolls-Royce Viper Engine.
There's A Right Way...And Then There's This Way
*WATCH IN HD* Bad decision? Yes. Lucky? HELL YES! Lucky they only lost
a fuel tank and some straps instead of the whole truck. Had the truck not
gotten hung-up on it's tank, it would've continued right on over the edge
of the trailer and been wrecked. Also lucky the tank was almost empty and
diesel fuel is hard to ignite, for if it had, it would've consumed both the
truck and half the trailer. This 1971 White/Freightliner will live to race
another day. Shot at Truckin' For Kids in Irwindale, California on Sunday
October 6th, 2013. To see what led up to this, checkout my other video --
Loading The Ole Freightliner - The Hard Way.
Evinrude 300XP -91
After a few hours in the workshop..
The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine
block is filled whit plastic.
This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a
Note: This is a sponsored video for Forge Apollo