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jcm55

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Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« on: April 04, 2006, 02:14:05 PM »
Hi all,

This isn't really a slow-speed diesel, but this seems like the most appropriate forum I can find for this topic.  I've run across a Deutz F1L-208D single-cylinder diesel for sale.  It's NOS military surplus.  Apparently the US military has lots and lots of these.  I've read that they were/are used to run small compressors and heat small buildings (???).  Looks like they were also marketed as inboard motors for small sailboats.  From what I can tell, it looks very similar to the Yanmar-type single cylinder engines.

I found some specs here:  http://website.lineone.net/~trucks.morley/Products/Deutz/fl208.htm

Wondering if anyone has experience with this particular engine.  I'm considering it for a diesel motorcycle conversion.

Jim Meehan
Oakland, CA

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Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« Reply #1 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:
 http://www.peace65.freeserve.co.uk/Pictures/dnepr.htm
 
See: also
http://www.peace65.freeserve.co.uk/Pictures/diesel.htm


http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_bikes.html


I also have a Briggs/Daihatsu turbocharged engine waiting for a home in a motorcycle/something, also have two of these. See:
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7696&d=1142793724

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.

Dave

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

Dave

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Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006, 01:20:11 AM »
I would lean more towards the Yanmar/Changfa type 4-10hp versions (around 100 lbs with internal charging system).

I guess I'd prefer a Yanmar or clone as well, but it seems they're not easy to find anymore. 

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Re: Deutz single-cylinder diesel
« Reply #5 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
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