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Vwbeamer 04-19-2009 11:41 PM

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?

Christ 04-19-2009 11:42 PM

Sell it to me for like $15... so I can use it on my CVT/Deezle road legal buggy.

Frank Lee 04-19-2009 11:43 PM

OOH! I want one!

I'd either do the diesel street bike, or homebuilt streamliner trike. It's too small for any "conventional" auto conversion as a prime mover. Might make a good powerplant for a home-made plug-in hybrid.

What is redline rpm?

SVOboy 04-19-2009 11:46 PM

I've got a scooter frame you can buy :D

almightybmw 04-20-2009 01:58 AM

Totally make a motorcycle/scooter. It'd make an excellent prime mover (that wording is so funny to me).

Frank Lee 04-20-2009 02:19 AM

Reminds me of prime rib, or prime numbers, or prime real estate...

Piwoslaw 04-20-2009 04:12 AM

Hmm, the 110hp commonrail turbodiesel under Svietlana's hood is a little overpowered. A 10hp diesel would give me much better FE, plus no worries about Dad-in-law going too fast ;) Wanna trade, your engine for mine? (Just kiddin' :p )

skyl4rk 04-20-2009 03:59 PM

6.5hp push trailer....version 1.0 - Motorized Bicycle Forum

Vwbeamer 04-21-2009 09:42 PM

Reline is 3600 rpm, still not sure why i bought this thing. :)

NEW DIESEL/BIODIESEL 10.5 10+ hp ENGINE ELECTRIC START - eBay (item 160328003998 end time Apr-12-09 20:55:34 PDT)

Vwbeamer 04-21-2009 09:49 PM

I like the one with the milk crate over the motor. :D

Frank Lee 04-21-2009 11:33 PM

It has a useful rpm range. Do you think you'll make a motorcycle or trike with it?

blueflame 04-22-2009 04:44 AM

Would be ideal for a sub 30ft sail boat. Marine diesels cost a packet. Even for just 2 years use makes these clones a cost affective option.

All coated with oil they could last for years on the sea?

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