Peninsula Automotive 11th Annual VW Jam carshow Engine Blow
Peninsula Automotive 11th Annual VW Jam carshow held on September 11, 2011 in Campbell, CA (San Jose/Silicon Valley area).
Another engine blow which this one punch some holes through the top of the engine case.
An oil relief plug worked its way loose and got flung out by the crank pulley onto the ground around the 2:43 mark.
The PSRM : Starting the 70 Tonner HD
Watch in High Definition. In July, 2011, the Pacific Southwest Railway
Museum received its newest addition to the fleet, a General Electric 70
Tonner locomotive. The locomotive played a major role in San Diego
History. Built in 1955, the locomotive was originally a Southern Pacific
locomotive. It was numbered SP 5119 and wore the Southern Pacific Tiger
Stripe paint scheme. While it never served the Campo area, it served in
the San Diego region of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway through
downtown San Diego, El Cajon, Lemon Grove, La Mesa and Chula Vista. It was
retired from SP in 1967 and resold to GE. It changed hands several times
in the years after that. In 2005, it was sold to the Modesto and Empire
Traction Railway. There, it was repainted into M&ET colors and renumbered
613. It was retired in 2008 and sold to Sterling Rail Inc. in 2010. In
June 2011, the PSRM purchased the locomotive and trucked it into Campo on a
lowbed truck in July. The locomotive has a Cooper-Bessemer FWL-6T, 6 cyl.
inline, 600 h.p. engine. 70 Tonners are very unique locomotives and can
only be MU'd with other 70 Tonner locomotives. The locomotive is not yet
in service pulling museum trains, however it did run as a trailing unit in
mid October, 2011 along with the 80 Tonner when the museum had a 6 car
train. The plans are to repaint the locomotive into SP colors, renumber it
back to 5119, replace the original hand rails, and make a few minor repairs
here and there. Other than that, the locomotive is in perfect operating
More information on the Museum, the Museum's fleet, as well as ticket sales
can be found at http://www.psrm.org/.
This Video Shows the full startup sequence of a GE 70 Ton Locomotive. SP
5119 is a 70 Ton 1st generation diesel. It has a Cooper-Bessemer FWL-6T, 6
cyl. inline, 600 h.p. non turbo charged
prime mover, a shaft driven air compressor, and is MU capable (exclusively
with other 70 Tonners.)
Starting the locomotive is a bit labor intensive. First, the fuel level is
checked with the fuel oil dipstick (not shown). Next, the engine and
compressor oil levels are checked. Then, the engine oil pre lube pump must
be operated. This is essentially a hand crank that must be pumped to build
up oil pressure in the engine before starting. Next, the top engine hood
access door must be lifted to allow access to the cylinders. A wrench is
used to open the cylinder compression release valves (like on the GP9).
The engine is then turned over a few revolutions to blow any condensation
out of the cylinders. After that, the compression release valves are
tightened down and the hood door closed. The engine is them primed and
started using the switches in the cab. The startup is shown from on top of
the cab and on the ground.
While the locomotive is far older than anything you see riding the rails on
freight trains these days, you can definitely hear a stark resemblance to
modern day GEs. We look forward to putting this locomotive in service!
Engine Blow Contest at McTurners Summer SBC Bash Blowing Up
305 Chevy engine lasted 2 minutes 14 seconds at full throttle with a
combination of 1 1/2 gal of regular, 1 1/2 gal 120 octane race gas & a 1/2
gal of Nitro Methane. It should have been darker, flames went 2 feet past
the headers. We'll be doing it again next month. The winner at $1.00 a
guess got $119.00
Just Built 1776cc VW Beetle Bug Motor - POWERFUL!!!! LOUD!
1776cc newly rebuilt by myself.
Weber 44mm Carb
stock 69mm Crankshaft
stock connecting rods
90.5mm Mahle pistons
Engle 120 Camshaft
Hi Performance lifters with oil gallery (for cam lobes)
042 high performance head with port&polish and 3 angle valve job.
Euro tuck Exhaust with J-tubes
VW 1835 Engine Test Stand Running
Finished the Engine Test Stand and went through the break in procedure for
my new 1835 Engine. Everything went smoothly and the engine is running
great. Got the Transmission out and am ready to set up the Hydraulic Clutch
line. Making good progress.
Peninsula Automotive 12th Annual VW Jam carshow Engine Blow
Another fun Peninsula Automotive 12th Annual VW Jam car show held on
September 9, 2012 in Campbell, CA (San Jose/Silicon Valley area).
This time, the engine didn't last as long as last years engine blow, the #3
connecting rod punched through the top of the case just below the doghouse
BOUNTY HOLE WILL BLOW YOUR ENGINE!
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The Zwolle Loggers Festival is each Spring in Zwolle, Louisiana. Our crew
always looks forward to the mud bog and pit race, drawing racers and
spectators in from all over the ArkLaTex.
This race was the Tractor Trail Class in the bounty pit.
1st - Eric Gilchriest "Ole Brown"
2nd - Pepitone "Ugly Betty"
3rd - Will Atwell "Coal Train"
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