8V71 Engine Running
Starting up the 8V71 for the first time in over a year. The engine is
going in a 1964 GM 4106 bus that's been converted to a RV.
GM PD4106-1616 Bus Movement #2
Mark gets back behind the wheel to get the bus in a better position. At
this point, it was warmed up; much less smoke! Gives you an idea we did
not have much room to work with - plus this bus is not only a stick-shift,
but does not have power steering.
Part 1; Installing new muffler on a GM PD4106 Bus Conversion
Part 1; After installing a new, higher HP Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine, I
determined that the buses original muffler with it's 3.5" outlet is too
small. It was designed to be quiet, but it doesn't flow enough for this
new engine. Part 2 will show the new muffler installed!
V12 Detriot Diesel 525HP
Setting the engine up and breaking it in.Remember this engine is just being
started after a rebuild so that's why it's smoking from the assembly lube
and the rack will be set-up to stop the hunting etc etc. Then the oil is
changed and the engine painted. These engine's go into Euclid mining rock
trucks,and they were in many other equipment/vehicles.The engine has
rebuild heads,turbo's, blower, water
pump,all internal parts and the air compressor All done in the great north
1959 GMC DETROIT DIESEL SHIFTING
1959 GMC CANNONBALL. DETROIT 6 CYLINDER INLINE 2 CYCLE DIESEL ENGINE. THE
TRANSMISSION IS A 10 SPEED ROADRANGER. TOP SPEED OF THE TRUCK IS 65 MPH. I
TRIED TO DO A MIX OF LOW RANGE TO HIGH RANGE AND BACK TO LOW , SOME DOUBLE
CLUTCH , SOME NO CLUTCH , JAKE SHIFTING . UPSHIFT AND DOWN SHIFT. SOME
HIGHWAY DRIVING AT 50 MPH AND AT THE END CLIMBING A GRAVEL DRIVE ON A 15 %
GRADE. THE TRUCK HAS 9000 MILES ON A FRAME OFF RESTORATION. IT IS NOT
COMMERCIAL AND DOES NOT SMOKE OR LEAK. IT JUST GOES TO SHOWS , PARADES AND
EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS IN ITS WELL DESERVED RETIREMENT. THANKS FOR LOOKING !
4-53 Detroit Diesel in a '89 Chevrolet C1500
Sounds GREAT! Owner installed a two stroke 4-53 (four cylinders, 53 CID per
cylinder) Detroit Diesel into their '89 Chevrolet half ton truck. Saw this
at Carcraft summer nationals 2010.
General Motors' EN-V concept - we ride shotgun
TheChargingPoint.com recently got a ride in GM's incredible EN-V concept,
designed to combat the problems of overcrowding, parking availability and
air quality within the city of tomorrow.
Read our report at
Music credit: danosongs.com
International Harvester TD5 Crawler Finally Running after 15 Years
This is a 1959 McCormick International TD5 crawler. The poor thing hasn't
really been running in about 15 years, but was stored inside or covered up
for most of that time. The engine was rebuilt about 10 years ago but never
ran. The injector pump and injectors were rebuilt about 5 years ago. The
main clutch and steering clutches were done, too, but it sat so long
everything rusted solid. It took me several weekends (and one new set of
steering clutch fibers) to get her moving again. The hydraulics are
finished now and all that's left to do is install the grader blade and
loosen up some seized pins!
Rescuing GM PD4106-1616 moves for the first time in 4 years
We're thrilled that the Connecticut Trolley Museum will be restoring this
all original 1962 GM PD4106! Through the efforts of Brad Kelly, he donated
the funds for the museum to purchase the bus from the owner. The bus was
missing it's starter and had been sinking into the lawn for about four
years. We installed a donated starter, some fresh batteries and she fired
LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2012 - General Motors Advanced Design Concept
General Motors Advanced Design 2012 entry for the LA Auto Design Challenge.
This year's Design Challenge theme, Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025, called
upon premier automotive design studios to create the ultimate 2025 law
enforcement patrol vehicle that supports the needs of dynamic urban
environments. Six automotive design studios from BMW, General Motors,
Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru showcased entries featuring cutting-edge
vehicle designs with drone technology, land and air capabilities, electric
vehicle systems and renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with
"All judges were impressed with the high level of innovation and technology
from the finalists this year," said Chuck Pelly from Design LA.
As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2012 LA Auto
Show will host some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts and
set the tone for the rest of the year. Following Press Days, the show
becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. To receive
the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter at
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