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Has anyone compiled a list of places to get diesel engines?


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#16 Boss 448 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 09:27 AM

i think thats on the expensive side.


If the engine is in good shape I don't think you got hurt at that price. While you will have a fair amount of work to make it a function GT installation it would seem to me that the results will make it all well worth the expense and effort. I'm not ready to commit yet to purchasing an engine (I first need to locate a particular make / model of GT with blown engine) I will certainly keep your suggestions regarding engine sources in mind. I've never checked but I think I need to research to find out if there is a business that services reefers around here.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 01:14 PM

Vermeer is the closest yanmar dealer for me

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 09:10 PM

Ok so who is going to step up to the plate and sandwich this one under the hood: Kohler Diesel Engine — 1028cc, High Speed Open Power with Group 8 Interchange, Model# KDW1003-1001 | Diesel Engines | Northern Tool + Equipment

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 09:27 PM

That shore would look goog in a large frame.But out of my price range

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 09:28 PM

Don't think that fit in the MF8

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Posted January 08, 2011 - 09:30 PM

Don't think that fit in the MF8


Maybe with no hood and extend the frame about a foot on the front LOL.

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 11:38 AM

That's one of the problems with many small diesel engines. They have a vertical cylinder orientation instead of the horizontal opposed design common to most original twin engines in GT's. That combined with deep sump oil pans and integrated bell housings can make them dimensionally challenging to fit in a GT. Still, if you want to give me one of the engines I will guarantee you that I will find a way to make it fit. Seriously - try me!

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Posted January 14, 2011 - 07:28 PM

Kohler sure is proud of that unit!!!!!!!! Posted Image


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Posted January 14, 2011 - 11:02 PM

Industrial engines have timing belts?

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 11:09 AM

Yea I dream of building a diesel powered tube frame one day but still trying to find the$$$$. never thought about a old refer motor. we have some old refer trailers in a scrap yard down the road i may have to go see whats there.

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Posted August 09, 2011 - 01:05 PM

The three cylinder diesels are smoother running than the 2 cylinders. That said all of my diesels are 2 cylinder because it eliminates (in most cases) the need to lengthen the frame. The Bolens has a Kubota Z620 in it and worked out very nicely. The PTO pulley lined up with the one on the tractor and there was room for the radiator. The original hood is all fiber glass so I did modified it to allow more airflow to the radiator.
The air-cooled Lister-Petters engines are extremely well built. The one I purchased was originally installed in a traffic control sign. I dare say that my grand children will probably not live long enough to wear this engine out.
Having done both I can safely say that an air-cooled engine is much easier to install.




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