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 Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?

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PostSubject: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:40 pm

He swapped a small watercooled diesel into an older Lawn tractor.Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?
There are some inexpensive small china diesels out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:56 pm

I've wanted to do that for a long time.. diesel engines are pretty expensive, even the air cooled c hina ones. Cant find any used ones for cheap.

I really want to puit a smalla 3cyl diesel into my MTD. Its got 1" axles and a side input on the cast iron tranny. So all I'd need to do shaft drive it to a RAGB and away I go!
Gotta be a turbo though, gotta have some smoke!
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:28 pm

Found an exporter of one that would drop right in to our existing frames , but can not find an importer to the US.
Small air-cooled diesel
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:50 am

If you cant find an importer into the US Ive not got much chance over here! Ive seen a 22hp diesel v twin lawn tractor, had a stack, belive the guy was from belgium or something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:52 am

do you guys think a ford escort engine would work? its old one with a carb
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:13 pm

i know Briggs and stratton vanguard engines has a 3 cylinder 34hp turbo diesel, don't know where to get one, but they have a cooling system, almost pretty much like a car engine but not very big.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:29 am

I would love to have a diesel, especially a v-twin. You could move some metal with that beast!

Whats the price for that one u posted ncredleg?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:01 pm

yeah! 22hp, but think of the torque. I could see that engine munching on belts!
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:33 pm

@FearlessFront wrote:
I would love to have a diesel, especially a v-twin. You could move some metal with that beast!
Whats the price for that one u posted ncredleg?

Still trying to reach the contact person.The description states that Less Than Minimum quantity can be ordered . I requested the cost for a sample engine with associated paperwork. We`ll see what they say.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:09 pm

Why not just buy a VW diesel engine for like $300 bucks instead.
This is a briggs diesel engine on e-bay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Briggs-34HP-Vanguard-Turbo-Diesel-Engine-58A447-0305-/260391038040?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca083ec58
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:33 am

WOuldnt have to be a VW diesel (Although VW is best, I saw that becuase I have a Polo! Wink ) I'd like to try and get a 1 litre diesel or something
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 pm

roboman79 wrote:
Why not just buy a VW diesel engine for like $300 bucks instead.
This is a briggs diesel engine on e-bay.http://cgi.ebay.com/Briggs-34HP-Vanguard-Turbo-Diesel-Engine-58A447-0305-/260391038040?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca083ec58

That is a nice engine and they are VERY proud of it.Disregarding the orientation of the cam shaft that is an extremely heavy engine with a complicated fuel delivery system , it would be excellent for a completely custom ATLT. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:56 pm

Diesels i think would be too hard to install on a tractor- youd need a fuel pump, probably a computer to run it?
Think about the torque tho- dang.

Ive seen motorcycle engines on tractors- those are super fast. At a tractor pull once i saw chevy V8 motors on some cub cadets- - those were wicked sick. There used to be this one video on YT - some automotive college put a 350V8 on a john deer, with the deck and the stock hood- looked almost like a factory job.

Itd be neat to put a small car motor on a tractor- find one with a trans and rear axle ( toyota or something). Best bet for something like that is get a couple different rear axles with appropriate ratios to either run on tracks or offroad.

Years ago i always wanted to put a 302 V8 small block in my arctic cat eltigre - never got around to it tho....
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:10 pm

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Diesels i think would be too hard to install on a tractor- youd need a fuel pump, probably a computer to run it?
Think about the torque tho- dang.

Ive seen motorcycle engines on tractors- those are super fast. At a tractor pull once i saw chevy V8 motors on some cub cadets- - those were wicked sick. There used to be this one video on YT - some automotive college put a 350V8 on a john deer, with the deck and the stock hood- looked almost like a factory job.

Itd be neat to put a small car motor on a tractor- find one with a trans and rear axle ( toyota or something). Best bet for something like that is get a couple different rear axles with appropriate ratios to either run on tracks or offroad.

Years ago i always wanted to put a 302 V8 small block in my arctic cat eltigre - never got around to it tho....

A little geo metro engine and trans is what i would do, they come in a 1.0 3 cylinder
And a 4cylinder but i'm not sure what size.
My dad had a 3cylinder one and he loved it, and the over 40mpg part! afro
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:08 am

I've got a 1.0 4 cylinder VW. Gets some crazy MPG! Looking to swap a gti engine into it though.
Apparently you get 1.0l diesel engines in certain cars. Those would be ideal.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:40 am

I used to work with someone that had the 3 cylender metro - thing would get maniac milage. Another guy always bot lil ford festivas - those things would get at least 40-50mpg - id like to get one of those.
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PostSubject: No Joy.   Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:57 pm

Still no response from the vendor.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:03 pm

I'm putting a diesel in my ol Massey Furgasen, that video link http://youtu.be/9Te8JBm3mOI Air cooled china diesel, but should be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:07 pm

Reading this post I really wished I never got rid of my Dads Cadillac Fleetwood, My Dad didn't want to see it anymore so we sold it for the price in scrap and all it needed was a starter and fuel lines(when we took it off the road but it sat for 2 years so it probably neeeded alot more). He got $250 for the car and it was a V10(not sure but it was a beast and looked different because it was a FWD), It had $400 aluminum rims(scrap price). It would of been sick dropping that into a lawn tractor...I guess you would be putting the body panels onto the engine instead. No one could complain about gas mileage except for you then.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:44 am

if you cant find a powerful diesel engine there is one engine that Briggs has that will rape a diesel any time. Briggs makes a 22hp vanguard v-twin and Charlotte motor speedway (i think) buys them and puts a big bore kit onto them, oil tamp and pressure gauges, and adds about 8 hp. i dont know the tork but will push over 900 pounds with a centrifugal clutch. they can run 7000 rpm but better off limited at 6000 rpm to save them. these engines used go for 1800$ or new for 2500$. i have two and the old used one is better. im planing on building a go cart thats only 100 or less pounds. im 200 ish so with a comet clutch well you could guess...
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else swapped in a diesel, air-cooled or water?   Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:12 am

Been wanting to put a 3 cylinder Kubota diesel in my Roper. The tractor had a bad engine so I was thinking of grabbing an engine off a refrigerated semi trailer. Grigg over at 4btswaps did a real nice conversion on his roper.
http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showthread.php?16349-Kubota-D600-mower-conversion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8_rnPH1ZteY


Some food for thought.
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