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History Of Detroit Diesel Engines
The video below posted on Youtube by "Jack's Chrome Shop" is a really in depth video that fully explores the history of Detroit Diesel Engines, the newest of the "Great Three" engines.
Great Information From The Video
Detroit Diesel Series 71 Engines - The name refers to the cubic displacement of one cylinder in a series 71 engine. This is the first engine in the Detroit Diesel engine lineup. This was a 2 cycle engine line. This engine line could have 1 , 2 , 4 , or 6 cylinders in the 1940's for WWII.
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Detroit Diesel Series 110 Engines - The name refers to the cubic displacement of one cylinder in the 110. This was used more for on road applications than for marine. This was accelerated by the creation of the interstate highway system in the United States.
Detroit Diesel 6V71 , 8V71, 12V71, 16V71Engines - These engines with a v instead of inline shape allowed for more power from the 71 series.
Detroit Diesel Series 53 - These debuted in 1957 and had 3,4,6,and 8 cylinder models and were used often in marine applications.
Detroit Diesel Series 149 - This engine was used for work boat, 100 ton, and push boat engines. This would have well over 3,000 horsepower.
Detroit Diesel Series 92 - This engine was released for the "fuel squeezer" era.
Detroit Diesel Series 60 - The result of Detroit's research into the 4 stroke engine. This was the only truck engine to employ an overhead camshaft and a drive-by wire electronic control system.
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