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sd80mac7204
03-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Anybody ever wonder if there was a way to fit an EMD 710 engine in a spitfire? Would need suspension work of course but just a thought. Chances are I'm just crazy.

TomMull
03-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Spitfire fighter plane?
Tom

sd80mac7204
03-12-2012, 10:51 AM
no. Locomotive

TR3driver
03-12-2012, 11:36 AM
You could probably mount Spitfire fenders on the sides, and call it a Spitfire ...

The 710 was also used in tugboats and such. Turbocharged V12 diesel, each <span style="font-weight: bold">cylinder </span>displaces 710 ci. I couldn't find a good photo of a 710, so here's a shot of its "little" brother, the EMD 645:

sd80mac7204
03-12-2012, 11:54 AM
hmmm... might need to make the car longer...

70herald
03-12-2012, 01:14 PM
you could save a bit of weight by eliminating the transmission and hooking it up directly to the diff. It should have enough torque to get it moving!

EV2239
03-12-2012, 02:31 PM
Or possibly try something a tiny bit smaller

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C288616

Gliderman8
03-12-2012, 03:27 PM
The only problem I see is where to put that gigantic battery with enough cranking amps to start the engine; other than that, no problem :whistle:

JerryVV
03-12-2012, 03:58 PM
They start them with compressed air.

UltimateQuestion
03-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Jay Leno has the Tank Car powered by a Continental AV1790-5B from a Patton Tank, so why not?

John_Mc
03-12-2012, 07:19 PM
You could probably mount Spitfire fenders on the sides, and call it a Spitfire ...

The 710 was also used in tugboats and such. Turbocharged V12 diesel, each <span style="font-weight: bold">cylinder </span>displaces 710 ci. I couldn't find a good photo of a 710, so here's a shot of its "little" brother, the EMD 645:


Is it a V12, or an I12? If the latter, it might have less point deductions in a concours show....

DougF
03-12-2012, 08:31 PM
Might have to get a new engine hoist....before or after

TR3driver
03-12-2012, 08:33 PM
My mistake, turns out the EMD710 series is available in either V8, V12, V16 or V20 configurations. But no I12.

The photo above is apparently of the V20 version.

TomMull
03-13-2012, 07:47 AM
From the ridiculous to the sublime? Here's another big one. Big engine (https://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/07/largest-diesel-engine.jpg)
Tom