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
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
Traktoren-Treffen der Bulldog-Freunde Erzgebirge 2013 - Festgelände 1/2 - Historic Tractor Show
Alljährlich im Herbst findet im erzgebirgischen Burkhardtsdorf bei
Chemnitz das Bulldogtreffen statt.
Dann kommen die Traftorenfreunde um ihre Maschinen auszustellen und von den
Besuchern bewundern zu lassen.
Dabei ist auch immer das Lanz-Locomobil das dann einen Dreschkasten
antreibt und diese Arbeit wie vor 100 Jahren zeigt.
Der Besuch ist immer wieder sehr sehenswert. Am Nachmittag geht es dann zu
einer kleinen Rundfahrt der Teilnehmer.
Hier der erste Teil meines Filmes. Dabei gibt es einige Traktoren auf dem
Festgelände zu sehen.
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.
Tiger Tank 131 " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at
speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm,
this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate
and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank
mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
GIANT 1918 Hit and Miss Engine
This is another RAM TOUGH PRODUCTION. This it a GIANT 1918 Hit and Miss
Engine that was used in a grits mill. and it still runs GREAT to be from
This was at the 17th Annual Old Fashion Planter's Day. (March 28-29, 2009)
at Ammon, North Carolina
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
The first V-type engine (a 2-cylinder vee twin) was built in 1889 by
Daimler, to a design by Wilhelm Maybach. By 1903 V8 engines were being
produced for motor boat racing by the Société Antoinette to designs by
Léon Levavasseur, building on experience gained with in-line four-cylinder
engines. In 1904, the Putney Motor Works completed a new V12 marine racing
engine -- the first V12 engine produced for any purpose. Known as the
'Craig-Dörwald' engine after Putney's founding partners, the engine
mounted pairs of L-head cylinders at a 90 degree included angle on an
aluminium crankcase, using the same cylinder pairs that powered the
company's standard 2-cylinder car. A single camshaft mounted in the central
vee operated the valves directly. As in many marine engines, the camshaft
could be slid longitudinally to engage a second set of cams, giving valve
timing that reversed the engine's rotation to achieve astern propulsion.
"Starting is by pumping a charge into each cylinder and switching on the
trembler coils. A sliding camshaft gave direct reversing. The camshaft has
fluted webs and main bearings in graduated thickness from the largest at
the flywheel end." Displacing 1,119.9 cuin (18,352 cc) (bore and stroke
of 4.875" x 5" (123.8 x 127 mm)), the engine weighed 950 pounds (430 kg)
and developed 150 bhp (110 kW). Little is known of the engine's
achievements in the 40-foot hull for which it was intended, while a scheme
to use the engine to power heavy freight vehicles never came to
fruition. One V12 Dörwald marine engine was found still running in a
Hong Kong junk in the late-1960s.
Two more V12s appeared in the 1909-10 motor boat racing season. The Lamb
Boat & Engine Company of Clinton, Iowa built a 1,558.6 cuin (25,541 cc
(5.25" x 6" (133.4 x 152.4 mm)) engine for the company's 32-foot Lamb IV.
It weighed in at 2,114 pounds (959 kg). No weight is known for the massive
3,463.6 cuin (56,758 cc) (7" x 7.5" (177.8 x 190.5 mm)) F-head engine built
by the Orleans Motor Company. Output is quoted as "nearly 400 bhp (300
By 1914, when Panhard built two 2,356.2 cuin (38,611 cc) (5" x 10" (127 x
254 mm)) engines with four-valve cylinder heads the V12 was well
established in motor boat racing.
In automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity
and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports and luxury
cars because of their power, smoother operation and distinctive sound.
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This is redneck ingenuity in its purist form. An old car frame, some tired
iron, a few belts and pulleys and away we go.
Builder/operator unknown. This was captured at the Santa Fe Trail Tired
Iron Show west of Larned Ks. Oct 11, 2008
Permission has been granted to NBC Comcast Entertainment Group to use the
video 'Redneck GoCart' on the SYFY channel on the "Insane or Inspired"
series begining Friday May 25th, 2012. This video is supposed to appear
in 'Motorized Moments' on June 22nd, 2012.
Update: This did appear on SYFY's "Insane or Inspired" June 22nd, 2012. It
came in as number 7 of the top 25 most outragous backyard creations.
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