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Old 04-19-2009, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ruint Taco - '19 Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab
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Got a 10 hp diesel engine, what now?

i bought a 10 hp diesel engine off ebay. It'a yanmar clone. seems to be well made, it starts easy. I have not been able to put a load on it.

My thoughts was to build a generator. but i really have no need.

I can pick up a cushman/ club car mini trucks cheap surplus from local AFB where i work. Would be a neat project. Again, no need.

I could build a hybrid out of a Porsche 914 i have, but i fear this is too complex to expensive,

i just bought a new Vtwin motor for my lawn mower, so no need there, and the 10 hp is a little too small anyway.

I fancied a diesel power motorcycle, but can't find an old frame cheap. Seen plenty of these on the net, rumors of 110-140 mpg. hmmm. my commute takes me a highway, so i would need to go 75 mph easy, not sure this would have enough power. And since i work at the AFB, i would have to take a bunch of safety classes, and all before I could ride to work.

Any ideas??

What do you think?

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