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Old 10-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
I love antique iron. Those engines could even burn coal dust as a fuel.
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Actually it's a Hit-and-miss design and while it might run on an alternate fuel it also doesn't run long without maintenance.
The earlier designs required a mechanic ride along as the engine didn't have an oil sump so the mechanic had to spray oil on the valves as it ran, for obvious reasons valve covers were not used.

The smoke you see is from incomplete combustion, that's how inefficiently they ran.

Here's another:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-WpReNmDhk

This one gives a good idea as to some of the risks involved:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smCQ2g9L7PU

Last edited by herler; 10-18-2013 at 01:01 AM.
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