Detroit Diesel

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Detroit Diesel

Postby The Dieselduck » Mon May 02, 2011 7:10 am

I'm replacing my 8V92 generators on board the tug with this other detroit. a slightly tricked out engine. I might need a bigger boat though. Here's another....

But with my luck, this usually what I end up with.

And this, well I hope I never see this on the boat...
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Re: Detroit Diesel

Postby JollyJack » Tue May 03, 2011 5:53 am

Obviously he hasn't seen a big engine before. That toy would probably fit in one of the cylinders of a Sulzer or a B&W. 12V71 is one of the smaller Detroits. Once you get past the 145 size, (and I've worked on a 16V145 Detroit in a truck) and up to 454, then you're talking a half decent small medium speed engine.

The idiot with the beard is dangerous to have around, I cringed at the unguarded belts, the hunting governor, the low speed running (on a Jimmy!) and the unsecured emergency stop butterflies.
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Re: Detroit Diesel

Postby BilgeRat1 » Sat May 14, 2011 7:03 pm

Heh, the dyno room one reminds me of the 16-710's I used to live with on my old boat on the Lower Mississippi...
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