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sd80mac7204

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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.
 

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Spitfire fighter plane?
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no. Locomotive
 

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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:
 

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hmmm... might need to make the car longer...
 

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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!
 

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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:
 

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Jay Leno has the Tank Car powered by a Continental AV1790-5B from a Patton Tank, so why not?
 

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TR3driver said:
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....
 

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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.
 

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From the ridiculous to the sublime? Here's another big one. Big engine
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