Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
Awesome V12 Monster diesel engine Awake and Alive startup
The first V-type engine (a 2-cylinder vee twin) was built in 1889 by
Daimler, to a design by Wilhelm Maybach. By 1903 V8 engines were being
produced for motor boat racing by the Société Antoinette to designs by
Léon Levavasseur, building on experience gained with in-line four-cylinder
engines. In 1904, the Putney Motor Works completed a new V12 marine racing
engine -- the first V12 engine produced for any purpose. Known as the
'Craig-Dörwald' engine after Putney's founding partners, the engine
mounted pairs of L-head cylinders at a 90 degree included angle on an
aluminium crankcase, using the same cylinder pairs that powered the
company's standard 2-cylinder car. A single camshaft mounted in the central
vee operated the valves directly. As in many marine engines, the camshaft
could be slid longitudinally to engage a second set of cams, giving valve
timing that reversed the engine's rotation to achieve astern propulsion.
"Starting is by pumping a charge into each cylinder and switching on the
trembler coils. A sliding camshaft gave direct reversing. The camshaft has
fluted webs and main bearings in graduated thickness from the largest at
the flywheel end." Displacing 1,119.9 cuin (18,352 cc) (bore and stroke
of 4.875" x 5" (123.8 x 127 mm)), the engine weighed 950 pounds (430 kg)
and developed 150 bhp (110 kW). Little is known of the engine's
achievements in the 40-foot hull for which it was intended, while a scheme
to use the engine to power heavy freight vehicles never came to
fruition. One V12 Dörwald marine engine was found still running in a
Hong Kong junk in the late-1960s.
Two more V12s appeared in the 1909-10 motor boat racing season. The Lamb
Boat & Engine Company of Clinton, Iowa built a 1,558.6 cuin (25,541 cc
(5.25" x 6" (133.4 x 152.4 mm)) engine for the company's 32-foot Lamb IV.
It weighed in at 2,114 pounds (959 kg). No weight is known for the massive
3,463.6 cuin (56,758 cc) (7" x 7.5" (177.8 x 190.5 mm)) F-head engine built
by the Orleans Motor Company. Output is quoted as "nearly 400 bhp (300
By 1914, when Panhard built two 2,356.2 cuin (38,611 cc) (5" x 10" (127 x
254 mm)) engines with four-valve cylinder heads the V12 was well
established in motor boat racing.
In automobiles, V12 engines have not been common due to their complexity
and cost. They are used almost exclusively in expensive sports and luxury
cars because of their power, smoother operation and distinctive sound.
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MARS 5HP DIESEL ENGINE - 1st Start Up in 50 Years!
Watch as an early 1940's MARS Diesel engine is fired up after 50 years.
Originally acquired from a cane farmer in Nambour, Queensland, Australia in
the 1970's, this engine sat in careful custody with another three owners
before finally retiring with me.
MARS engines were made by the MARS Machine Tool Manufacturing Company in
Brisbane, Australia and were preceded by the horizontal and vertical Rapson
and Dutton engine, made by the same company under the Rapson and Dutton
MARS engines are not Lister clones. Mars engines are bigger, heavier and
more robust than Lister engines. When you listen to a Lister and then to a
MARS you will agree. This engine has a 3 " diameter crankshaft and not one
component is interchangeable with a Lister.
MARS engines were commonly used in industrial situations such as factories
to power line shafts which powered a number of machines, a task Lister
engines had some trouble with apparently with their crankshafts twisting
under the load on start up, and why this company made the Mars Diesel.
5 HP MARS engines were painted Maroon colour as standard from the factory
although there are variations of colour in existence. 8 HP engines were a
This engine has not run since the original owner sold it in the early
1970's. Apparently it had not run for some years before that. The second
owner sadly passed away before restoring it and it sat in a shed untouched
with the third owner.
Close friend and temporary fourth owner, Simon Devere, assisted actively in
the mechanical restoration when I purchased it and assisted in the first
start after its mechanical restoration. This man is a genius when it comes
to diesel engines and he has the nickname "The Lister Whisperer" for good
reason. Thanks "Slippery".
This engine appears to have not done much work judging by its internals.
Work to the engine includes new rings, liner/cylinder hone (the original
factory liner had indiscernible wear in it), new valve guides made to
original specs, new valves to original specs (original was bent and caused
damage to the guide) , new big end Babbit bearing, new conrod bush, very
light head machine to ensure true flatness, new internal oil pipes, new
head gasket, new oil gaskets, new high pressure line, new welch plugs in
the head and new oil pickup.
There are still remnants of the original factory maroon paint on it that
have survived the years of weathering out in the cane fields.
Cosmetic restoration is planned shortly to bring it back to its original
livery. It will be mated with a steel transporter to emphasise its
industrial heritage and will be rallied with pride.
Video of the finished engine on transporter will be posted when it is done.
Enjoy and please share if you like.
This is the only video of a Mars engine running to this date anywhere. Hope
to see more.
D9000 & "The Deltic Deliverance" - 30th November 1996
Certainly a day to remember, but for the wrong reasons. After years of
waiting, a Deltic returned to the main line! What a day! The long haul by
86 from Kings Cross at daft o'clock, the joy of seeing D9000 tie on the
stock at Edinburgh Waverley, the smell of the Exhaust filling the coach through the many open
windows as the train accelerated through one of the Calton tunnels, the
thrill of experiencing passenger haulage behind a Deltic at speed again,
then the shared disappointment when it all came to a grinding halt at
Berwick upon Tweed.
NB: In the video some of the audio has been suppressed due to wind noise
and extreme profanity and views expressed by some of the upset travelers.
UK diesel locomotive compilation 2010-2013 - With Deltics, Westerns & Warships + many more
Firstly i must apologise my first attempt at uploading this video last
night, i forgot to watch it back and didn't relalise i had some technical
difficulties with it. So i had to upload it again. So my sincere apologies
to the people who commented or put a like on the old one. Hopefully these
problems have now been eradicated.
On to the video it is a compilation video of all things diesel in the last
three years. Every year i always seem to upload a compilation video on
steam but never diesel. Since i have acquired a lot of footage of varying
different classes of diesel locomotive. I thought i would create this
video. I have included this weekends railtour involving D1015 Western
Champion, where i captured hear arrivng and departing out of Birmingham New
Street with the Maybach Meanderer.
All the clips you see are either from the mainline, with locos hauling
either railtours, Empty coaching stock, light engine movements or freight
trains. A vast amount of footage comes from heritage railways, including
the Severn Valley railway, East Lancashire railway, West Somerset railway
and the Great Central railway. The list of locomotives on this video are:
Class 20 D8188, 20308, 30312
Class 26 26007, D5310
Class 27 D5401
Class 31 D5830, 31190, 31601
Class 35 D7076, D7017
Class 37 37069, 37087,37109, 37419, 37510, 37601 37608, 37706, 37901
Class 40 40145, D335
Class 42 D821, D832
Class 45 45060, 45133
Class 47 47739, 47760, D1755, 47786, 47790, 47832
Class 50 50015, 50026, D444
Class 52 D1010, D1015, D1062
Class 55 55002, D9009, 55022
Class 56 56094, 56097, 56312
I hope you enjoy my compilation video, don't forget to check out my steam
compilation of the year or to subscribe to my channel if you haven't
already done so. To all the people who give me superb feedback on my videos
on a regular basis, a big thank you is in order. I am very grateful for all
the comments and likes I receive on my videos, and was a great pleasure in
meeting some of you during the course of the year. Until 2014 I wish
everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Pathe Pictorial film about the introduction of the Deltics on the East
This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359
Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in
the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle
rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Legendary Diesel Mercedes W123 + SCANIA turbine @ Eastern European Drift Championship
Teemu Peltola With :
Legendary Mercedes W123 wagon -81 2012 setup. Approx 600hp & 1000Nm with NO
3.0 Litre, 24 Valve, OM606 -98 Mercedes turbodiesel Engine.
Custom Exhaust Manifold
Compressor -- Eaton MP90.
Holset HX52 modified by LSD-turbo.
Diesel pump by Mynädiesel (picture below)
Self made Intercooler --
Water injection -- DevilsOwn alcohol injection kit
Radiator moved to the trunk.
BIGEM custom adjusted coilovers.
Rollcage by TS-mekan
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Custom made steering made from Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota and custom parts to
give a steering angle of 62 degrees.
Gearbox, Modified Automatic Mercedes AMG E55 Gearbox
Rear & Front Axles from Toyota Aristo
Stock dashboard with gauges for oil pressure etc.
Aluminium fuel tank
Aluminium Air intake & Cooler Box
37419 COLD START
37419 Trying it's best to start in very cold conditions on the 8th February
2007 at Old Oak Common Depot LONDON UK.
The temperature on this date was -01c - 30.21F .
The power unit is clearly COLD hence the reason it is struggling to
start.It does start once the cylinder temperature rises around the 1:12 min
So,Please, Please stop telling us all how cold it is in your country this
video is not about that.All comments made about how cold it is in your
country will be deleted,we are not interested.Thanks.
"One Million hits" thank you all for the views.
How to build a TURBOJET ENGINE
HELLO GEEK WEEK
So this is the first in my trilogy of videos about building a turboJET engine from scrap.
This video is me building the jet then tomorrow i'll take you through the
simple maths and it is simple.
enjoy subscribe and see you next video.
Music by march to the grave
The scrapyard is C.towell and they are great for off cuts of stainless etc
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