Rap 24 hp semidiesel, first start attempt in 20 years.
This engine was built in 1930 or earlier. Have been stored outdoors for the last 20 years. After spending hours getting all parts movable this is the first start attempt. Seems to be low start pressure (6.5 bar) and low capacity in start air hose that is the biggest problem.
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, second start attempt.
This video illustrates what happends when these two stroke semidiesels run
out due to too much oil in the crankcase. With my left hand, I block the
injection pump, so from that time the engine run on lube oil only, no
diesel at all. I have heard lots of stories about this from decades ago but
this is the first time, to my knowledge, that it is captured on video.
Luckily we had blocked most of the air intake prior to starting and ended
at somewhat over 1000 rpm. Max operating rpm is 425-450. With full air
supply, I would guess this engine would reach thousands of rpm and I could
only guess what would have happened then...
The electric glowplug short circuited so we had to rely on the propane
burner which had slightly low temperature. In this startattempt, we used an
acetylene burner and got the glowplug bright red. The crankcase was,
unfortunately, filled with too much oil so the engine was running on its
lube oil from the crankcase instead of diesel. Still some trouble with the
fuel injection, doesn't feel right when injecting diesel manually.
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.
1909 Cadillac First Start in 79 Years
This 1909 Cadillac was stripped down into a speed car, raced and then
parked in 1934. I was acquired in the early 1960's for restoration. The
restoration was put on hold for many years and then re-started a few years
ago. After multple checks of the ignition and timing we finally achieved
the first start on July 28, 2012. There is still more to do to tune the
engine and sort it out for driving later this year.
The spray on the first try happened when we left the primer cups open. It
runs better with them closed.
And the owner did make it a bit easier by adding an electric starter to the
For more of the story see the HCCA Gazette, May - June 2009.
To see how things turned out, see the related video, 1909 Cadillac first
drive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy0KagVrIw
Old tugboat with semidiesel.
Filmed this old tugboat in Sweden. 2 stroke dieselengine,4 cylinders and
only 325 rpm ! Diameter of the propeller was 180 cm ! You could see the
flywheel running. Listen to the engine,its music !http://www.llaurin.se/
Moore info on this site.
Military surplus generator repair, and first start after years of sitting
In this video I go through a typical repair, maintenance, and startup of a
MEP-004a 15kW military surplus diesel generator. This is pretty typical of
the sets I get; a few parts missing, a few repairs needed. This particular
set literally fires up on the first revolution of the engine, despite
sitting for years; a testament to how rugged and reliable these things are!
This video was condensed from about 8 hours of work. I will release
additional videos as I finish up repairs, maintenance, and load test this
SKANDIA 130 hp part 2
Engine from old Fisching boat "LYN I"sunk 1975 ,engine raised 1997. See
photos at WEBSHOTS "Skandia 130"
Starting a 10 hp hot bulb Victoria engine.
Mick and Neville using a Petter A engine to start their 1909, hot bulb, 10
horse power Victoria stationary engine at the oldcastle agricultural and
vintage show in County Meath, Ireland, 2012.
SvanøyBolinderen Part 1
Testrun of the original engine in MS Svanøy at Aibel Haugesund 10th March
2010. The 2-cylinder 120 BHP Bolinder semi-diesel from 1925 have been
totally rebuildt and is ready for another 100 years of service in MS
Svanøy. See also http://www.haugaland-veteranbatlag.no/
B&W Semi Diesel Model Engine
Starting Four Stroke Semi Diesel Model Engine. Bore-Stroke: 20-36mm. Fuel:
Turpentine. Built by: Find Hansen Denmark.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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