Restoration of Fairbanks-Morse Y-VA & start on Dec. 26, 2006
Fairbanks-Morse Y-VA restored and started by Steve Phillips at the
Penngrove Power & Implement Museum. Attaching flywheel, discussion of
injection system and its refurbishment, starting engine and discussion of
This is one of three Y-VA's known to be in operation in the United States -
it is an example of the transition from "hot-head" starting diesel engines
to more modern fuel injected self start.
80 H.P. Type Y style VA
2 cylinder 300 RPM
DEUTZ V12 DIESEL MODEL A12L614 YEAR 1954
Here is a running example of the very first V12 model DEUTZ made, dating
back to 1954. They only made this A12L614 model for 6 years. It is 16
litres in capacity and air cooled. The design dates back to before WW2 but
their construction could not commence until Germany was rebuilt.
The Deutz V12 are very rare and this is one of the oldest running examples
I am running modified airfilters and Exhausts.
Caterpillar - D8 - Diesel - Cold Start - Cat - Tractor - WW2 - Normandy
Caterpillar D8-8R Built in Illinois USA in 1941 then shipped over to
England to join 79th armoured Div 819 Dozer Squadron. This actual machine
took part in Normandy and D-Day events. Filmed on 19th July 2008 at Barton
under Needwood Steam Rally ( near Lichfield Staffs ) What you are watching
is the start process needed before the Big Cats diesel engine can be
started. The petrol driven starter motor ( donkey engine ) is fired up
first. This generates heat which inturn is used to warm up the big diesel
engine prior to starting. The action of the starter motor also builds up
the oil pressure in the big diesel engine. When the required oil pressure
has been reached you will see the guy activate the start mechanism on the
diesel engine. Once she has fired up the primary petrol engine is shut down
leaving the Big Cat Diesel engine purring away....Sweet
HTZ T-150KM with Scania DS14 V8-diesel starting -4 degrees.
I installed Scania engine in Harkov T-150K last winter because the old
engine was leaking coolant to engine oil. There's self made adaptor plate
between engine and transmission case. Scania DS14 engine was bought from
junk yard. I made it only minor repairs to the engine like replaced one
broken cylinder liner with new one and installed new nozzles.
Tiger Tank " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The hand crank starter, is the recommended way of starting a Tiger in cold
weather conditions, it also has an electric starter.These men starting the
Tiger are experienced tank mechanics, many are volunteers who help keep the
3 TON FLYWHEEL 'COLD-START-UP' @ Trimpley Steam Rally 2 Aug 09 Vic & Roger Starting the Petter
Brought to you by 'Racerroy'
Enjoy watching Vic Narborough assisted by Roger Coleman Start ONE of only
a few remaining of its kind IN THE WORLD a Vickers Petter 2 cylinder
Diesel engine, designed by Rudolf Diesel and built in 1926 by Petters,
Rudolf Diesel was born on the 18th March 1858 and died 29th Sept 1913
This engine was built in Ipswich and it pumped fresh water at a location
somewhere in North Yorkshire and then stood idle for many years.
According to its current owner when he was made aware of it and its
whereabouts made an approach to the owner with a view to buying it which he
The Engine weighs in at 9ton and the Flywheel weighs 3ton, at 250rpm it
will develope 125bhp, it is mounted on a 1979 Foden and the combined weight
is + 20 ton. the Foden Lorry started life as a Snow Plough & Gritter for
Monmouth County Council.
While being used for demonstration the Vickers Petter 2 cylinder Diesel
uses about 1gallon of fuel per-hour.
Sadly Vic the owner [the one smoking a pipe passed away Dec 2012] rest in
Kamov-26 helicopter - smoky and flamy cold start.
...about the helicopter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamov_Ka-26
...about the engines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedeneyev_M14P
More videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/kelly2006kamov/videos
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, third start attempt, the successful one.
More than two years since the last start attempt. Too many other projects
have had priority.
We used a couple of hours to get things running smoothly again and pumped
out more than 10 litres of rainwater from the crankcase but when we tried
to start, it went far better than expected :-)
The engine started running backwards and at time 3:00, I reduce the rpm and
give it a couple of manual fuel injections to change direction to forward.
80 H.P. Fairbanks Morse
Fairbanks 80 H.P. running a big D.C. generator.
Here is a movie of them starting it up.. http://youtu.be/t44dwcUcYlk
Lighting up a steam loco
Going through the raising steam process on Ja1271 at Steam Inc, Paekakariki
a day before an excursion
Just having a play with the camera and video software.