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    For all us DD fans...

    This means you, Dave...The uploader here says this is the rarest of the rare Detroit Diesels, the 1-71 produced for a couple of years in the late 1930's...With less than 1000 built, off the shelf parts are non-existent, so improvisation becomes the watchword...Watch as he buys this one sight unseen, and proceeds to find out if it will even run...A word of warning - his language is occasionally reminiscent of my own when I did such things for a living......Ben

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    I skipped ahead to see if he could get it to run and was impressed when he succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTAH View Post
    I skipped ahead to see if he could get it to run and was impressed when he succeeded.

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    It's even more impressive when you see what horrors he had to undo, then re-manufacture from scratch...And apparently a lot more to come......Ben
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    I am about half way through. I am amazed at how clean the inside of that engine is. My guess is that it has very low hours on it.
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    Very nice

    I never saw a 1-71, I did see a 2-71 which was running a line shaft drive in a local saw mill. The main saw and carriage was powered by a 6-71. The 2-71, with flat belt drives, drove the sawdust conveyors, a big gang rip saw, and cut off saws.

    All good stuff---thanks Ben
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    I thought the little blower was cute too......Ben
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    Here's another one from a few years back...The red Jimmy in the background has its own video which I've seen...If my rememberer is working right today, it's powered by a 4-71......Ben

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    Nice toy----I have a couple of hit-n-miss engines that I mess with from time to time.

    That GMC tractor has a 6-71 with a 10 speed RR. Personally, I think that type cab are the best looking trucks ever built.

    I was a devoted fan of the TV program "Cannonball".
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    all i can do is drool. that thing is he's got some good engineering on the fly skills to boot
    it's time to change the air in my head

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    Here's a new installment uploaded today...Don't let the title fool you, all is well......Ben

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    Ahhh... I was once in love with 2-stroke engines, when they were in my Japanese off-road bikes. At the time (70s) they powered most of the dirt bikes. I finally went to 4-strokes with road bikes & never looked back. Nowadays I doubt 2-strokes could clear emission standards.

    When I turned 17 I enlisted. But before I left I drove my 125cc 2-stroke Yamaha Enduro from San Jose CA to SLC Utah - where my mother lived. The bike had a top speed of 65 MPH (downhill). It took me 25 hours to get to SLC because of frequent breakdowns - after blowing the baffles out of the muffler coming over Donner. Without baffles the engine overheated - melting the wiring (Winnemucca). I bought some wire and a roll of electrical tape and spent 6 hours rewiring it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTAH View Post
    Ahhh... I was once in love with 2-stroke engines, when they were in my Japanese off-road bikes. At the time (70s) they powered most of the dirt bikes. I finally went to 4-strokes with road bikes & never looked back. Nowadays I doubt 2-strokes could clear emission standards.
    Both the 53 (53 cu in/cylinder) and 71 (71 cu in/cylinder) series engines have gone to the "vintage" class for that exact reason
    My biggest Oliver has a 3-71 engine:

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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner
    “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ---C. S. Lewis

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