This is an engine project my son and I have started. We are a little bit old school and enjoy anything to do with GM motors, 671, 6v71, 8v71, 12v71 etc. Just love the music of "71 power". It is also a bit of an exercise in welding, grinding, drilling, painting and fitting up of all our goodies we have collected. (Can't wait to get the chrome stacks fitted). This motor came out of a large loader (possibly a terex). It had been internally fully rebuilt with relatively low hours. Since being "ripped" out, it sat on a workshop floor for many years. Externally we have replaced (broken) Exhaust manifolds, (broken) sump, cooling fan (To suck not blow). We have installed a radiator, filters, thermostats and gasket etc.The motor has a V twin truflow compressor fitted and as the project develops we hope to add an instrument panel, air-tanks, battery box, a tidy Exhaust system and fuel tank etc. All in all a handy item to have around the house in case we need to pump up the bike tires...lol!
Detroit Diesel 8v71 project part 4
There will be a part 5 in the coming weeks as the project develops. Were
pretty happy with the motor running smoothly and looking forward to
completing the Exhaust system, fuel
tank, instrument panel. air tanks, and a few other bits and pieces.
8v71 Detroit Diesel - 1974 Kenworth W923
This is a truck im wanting to purchase for a project, I wanna turn it into
a show truck, most likely will make it look original but thats about it..
So im not sure if Im going to actually buy it.
*1974 KW W923
*8v71NT75 Detroit Diesel
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA DECCII twin turbo 400 HP first start up Australia
This engine has been custom built from bare block up to 400 specs inc block
girdle, Fully balanced internals operated to DECC specs with 400 program
and fed by twin turbo with step up
blower. To be fitted into an 84 Silver Eagle Motor home with luxurious
living accommodation on upper deck, that has been stripped to bare ribs and
completely refurbished with all new parts inc 488 diff gears to suit the 6
speed HD 4000 series" world" Alison Transmission. Included in the mods is a
hydraulically thermostatically controlled radiator fan with pump driven
from front of crank driving a 12 blade 48.5 deg pitch plastic fan. This
vehicle has the potential top speed of around 140 kms and PUMPS OUT AROUND
1300 FOOT POUND OF TORQUE. all out of a 552 cubic in engine. You will be
able to see this vehicle at the 2015 summer Nats displaying Wicked Weasel
Swim Wear display.
Check out website www.wickedweasel.com
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 !
THE JAKE HAS A TOGGLE SWITCH TO TURN ON AND OFF , ALSO DEPRESSING THE
CLUTCH OR STEPPING ON THE THROTTLE WILL TEMPORARILY NULLIFY IT. I FLIP
THE SWITCH AT ABOUT 43 SECONDS INTO THE VIDEO. TAKE CARE.
1974 International Transtar 4070A, 8V71, 318 Detroit cold start up
This is just a short video of a walk around of my 1974 4070A International
Transtar and a cold start-up of the truck. The truck had not been started
for a few days and the temp is about 65 degrees the day of this video. The
ole truck starts just as easy @ 20 degrees as it does @ 80 degrees. It is
powered by an 8V71 Detroit Diesel or more famously known as the 318
Detroit, 13 speed Fuller, spring ride reyco suspension, no power steering.
I have a lot of fun in the summer months in this ole truck and is one of
many old Ih cabovers in my collection.
-: GM, Screaming Jimmy Diesel Appreciation Society :-
Thanx to all th@ supplied pix ( U kno hoo U R )
2 stroke rules..........while the others drool!
Why Not make each down stroke a power stroke?
If U aint screeemin...........U're only dreemin!
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