Big Gas Engine

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by FAST FRED, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    We are also motorhome folks and prefer bus conversions to "sticks and staples.

    The current project is a 36 ft bus getting re engined with a series 50 DD run at 320hp.

    To lower the cost of parts like a bellhousing a donor ser 50 was purchased.

    This is a "natural gas" engine that is a duplicate of the diesel, but its NOT a diesel!!!


    The engine has ignitors and spark plugs where the injectors would be , and the same (mostly) electronic simply fires the spark.

    With a big fuel injection mounted on the unit it should be a really strong 300-400 hp with 1400 ft lbs of torque .

    Gasoline is far easier to live with for a 100 hour a year toy, but with an engine weight of about a ton (2000lbs) the question comes,

    What do I do with it? It will be silent as any car engine.

    Its almost 4 ft tall, so its not going into a very small boat.

    Ideas???


    FF
     
  2. hcaz095
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    hcaz095 New Member

    still around??

    do you still have the spark ignite Detroit Deisel?
     
  3. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Cool... post some pics of the engine. Sounds like ideal for a motorcycle engine... lol...
     

  4. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    The Gas engine looks just like every other DD Ser 50 built.

    A 40 ft plaining boat would be fun . but the engine weight of 1000-1500 lbs over a big block would be a problem.

    V8 s are low , this is about 4 ft tall.

    IDEAS?
     
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