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General Discussion / Re: Where do you live?
« on: April 18, 2006, 08:50:01 PM »
I'm out in the middle of the frikin California desert, no rain-no rust, come and visit, bring cold beer! ::)

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« on: April 05, 2006, 01:23:19 AM »
Ever think to look at Lister Engine forum, eBay, eBay, or eBay, Smile

See: http://listerengine.com/smf/index.php?topic=423.0

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« on: April 04, 2006, 06:58:58 PM »
Heck, lets all group together and buy the lot, I'd take 3 or 4.


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« on: April 04, 2006, 05:22:39 PM »
I think that engine would be a neat engine to collect, but would think twice about that engine being a possible motorcycle engine candidate unless you like it. For an 8hp engine weighing close to 150 lbs in a motorcycle, I would lean more towards the Yanmar/Changfa type 4-10hp versions (around 100 lbs with internal charging system). I don’t know what type of motorcycle you are thinking of building as I’m building a Bio-Diesel motorcycle also. I just bought this fine piece of Russian equipment with the Hatz 2g40 engine. Please note the fine use of chain link fencing material as an exhaust system. See:
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I also have a Briggs/Daihatsu turbocharged engine waiting for a home in a motorcycle/something, also have two of these. See:

Anything I could help you realize your project, feel free to call, I’d be more than happy to help. I have a friend in SF that wants me to build him a Bio-Diesel powered motorcycle as well.

As for a drive, I would stick with a CVT type belt torque converter as a manual transmission in a Motorcycle with a Diesel engine leaves a lot to be desired.


Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Wisconsin Ducati Diesels
« on: March 27, 2006, 05:29:59 AM »
I really couldn't tell you, while looking for information on these engines; I was referred to this web site. See:  http://davlinwiscon.tripod.com/

Dave there told me they were quite rare and non-existent. He seemed rather surprised that I happened to come across two still bolted to the original pallets. I guess they are now collector engines.

Good luck

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Wisconsin Ducati Diesels
« on: March 20, 2006, 08:00:55 PM »
Thank you, I've been hand polishing one, one I will leave alone. They were still brand new old stock. I'd like to find and install one in a Cushman scooter and run it on a blend of nut oil and Bio-Diesel. My Cummins runs on a steady diet of a blend of local nut oils. I'm in need of a output shaft adater so I can install a belt torque converyer. Any suggestions? The fuel tank has "Wisconsin Diesel" imprinted into the metal and the Ducati casting was ground off. The above hyper link, just left click and go as I was able to post a picture on that web site.  Smokestak.com  See: http://www.smokstak.com/forum/index.php

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Wisconsin Ducati Diesels
« on: March 19, 2006, 02:40:51 AM »
I just bought two brand new single cylinder Wisconsin Diesel engines that were made by Ducati, anyone know anything about these? They look to be 9-11 horse power, cute hand crank models. They have a small taper output shaft about 1.5" long, and 3/4-1" diameter. I will be needing a coupler so I can use them on a small Diesel Motorbike. Any help or ideas? 




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