Detroit Diesel 8v71 Project part 1

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!

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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.





Detroit 8v71 runs after 40 years of sitting!
Pulled this out of a GMC astro cab over truck. it was last run in 73 when the motor was rebuilt. it was parked and the company went out of business and never came to pick the truck up. I pulled it out and got the motor back to life. It only has a few hours on it and is in great shape.




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