UPDATE October 2011: have found the original carburetor for the engine =)
Starting up my Marna marine gasoline engine. It was unusually easy to start this time around, last time before winter hibernation.
Before the restauration the engine had been sitting in a boathouse for the past 25 years or so. Lyckily the coolingwater jacket had been filled up with oil to prevent any corrotion for future repairs. It runs a little uneven due to a misadjusted carb.
This engine was made to power a deckwich for a cargovessel. The winch is broken and gone. The "Bjørnen" engine is made at Mandal Slipp & Mek. Verksted, Mandal Norway. This is a 4 stroke engine with carburator and high-voltage electrical spark to ignite the air-fuel mix in the engine's cylinder.
Engine output is 4-5 hp and the engine is made in early 1950`s.
632 Chevy Big Block Boat Engine Startup
Engine test run on 632 cid after some work.
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Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
old truck start up will the old Dinosaur start?
See my field find 63 impala restoration videos, please. Old chevys never die, this truck once sat for more than 20 years and started right up so ofcourse it started this time, it had only sat for a year.