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    nostalgia, my friend, is all that remains


    20V149 Initial Startup - YouTube
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    They started it wrong.

    Your supposed to let the controls take it full tilt to 1800 and load it inside a second. That makes for fun sounds, especially with HP air start.

    Those engines are larger than that video made it look. If you haven't seen one in person it's hard to perceive.

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    Gar.….are those the same as the Loco engines ?

    They look kind of small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Gar.….are those the same as the Loco engines ?

    They look kind of small.
    I thought they used the 567 Clevelands in locos ? Those'd be 567 cubes per cylinder, this is 149.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Gar.….are those the same as the Loco engines ?

    They look kind of small.
    No, they're not that big. Just seemed the perspective in the video of that engine being out in a big open area made it look a little lean.

    I'm not a little guy though and I have been in a 149 sump through the side covers on the block.

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    Last auction at the QR workshops at Redbank,there were stacks of the crankcases from the old GM loco engines ...20V645....these were the standard GM Electro engine for many years,superceded by the 16V 750s,four less cylinders and cheaper to run and repair.They too are obsolete now,and unless the Vietnamese want them (they bought a lot of old Clyde GM locos),scrap.

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    I met a guy that repaired tub grinders. Explained to me that the 149 Detroits were hands down the best engine to use on a tub grinder because they have enough power and the bottom end is tough enough to handle all the shock loading. That and they're dirt cheap compared to anything 4 stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    I met a guy that repaired tub grinders. Explained to me that the 149 Detroits were hands down the best engine to use on a tub grinder because they have enough power and the bottom end is tough enough to handle all the shock loading. That and they're dirt cheap compared to anything 4 stroke.
    Did the 20v149's use fabricated crankcases ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Did the 20v149's use fabricated crankcases ?
    Only seen 16V, but I think 20V was 8+6+6 blocks to get to 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwood View Post
    Only seen 16V, but I think 20V was 8+6+6 blocks to get to 20?
    The I read an article on the loco engines, showing the fabrication of the blocks from hot rolled channels and torch cut plate.


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