spkorb
spkorb
3/4/12 7:06 p.m.

Almost as cool as box flares.

My little brother put zoomies with rain flaps on a military surplus diesel V8.

Surprisingly entertaining!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nueLXOwkynU

I'm trying to figure out how to get it into the '83 Civic station wagon for a Challenge car...

JoeyM
JoeyM SuperDork
3/4/12 7:23 p.m.

that's cool!

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
3/4/12 7:34 p.m.

I would add a seat and wheels directly to the block and enjoy.

corytate
corytate Dork
3/4/12 8:00 p.m.

That needs to be in the Z. lol. that is a crazy looking engine.
I want zooooomies!

Osterkraut
Osterkraut SuperDork
3/4/12 8:08 p.m.

I was expecting to find GRM's USAFA alumi in here.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero Dork
3/4/12 8:23 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: I would add a seat and wheels directly to the block and enjoy.

That sounds about right.

plance1
plance1 Dork
3/4/12 9:03 p.m.

thing runs without a carb?

MG Bryan
MG Bryan Dork
3/4/12 9:07 p.m.
plance1 wrote: thing runs without a carb?

Pretty sure it's running on an injection pump, but that's coming from a guy whose only experience with diesels is driving them and putting fuel in the tank.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro SuperDork
3/4/12 9:11 p.m.
plance1 wrote: thing runs without a carb?

A few diesels can run without a carb

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/4/12 9:46 p.m.

that made me smile.. thanks

spkorb
spkorb New Reader
3/4/12 10:17 p.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro:

It's an interesting shift. With a carb, air controls the combustion. With Diesels, fuel controls combustion. The "throttle" is how much fuel you give it. No throttle body required, just a hole for air to get in.

I wonder if metered fuel can do the same for gasoline, especially direct injected.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
3/4/12 11:16 p.m.

I think you always need to meter the air on a gasoline engine, though BMW has some engines that use the valves to determine how much air gets into the combustion chamber

akamcfly
akamcfly Reader
3/5/12 6:01 a.m.
spkorb wrote: I'm trying to figure out how to get it into the '83 Civic station wagon for a Challenge car...

Transverse mounted in the cab and fab a rumble seat?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku SuperDork
3/5/12 7:39 a.m.

Zoomies make everything better. Approve! This will make adding a turbo a bit tougher though....

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
3/5/12 7:57 a.m.

canoe strike !

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair SuperDork
3/5/12 8:44 a.m.

In reply to spkorb:

Mister Suprang! Where you been, maing? Glad to see you back on the board.

spkorb
spkorb New Reader
3/5/12 9:28 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair:

I just haven't had anything interesting to say. After the board changed the backend I forgot how to log in and then my subscription lapsed and work blah blah blah excuses blah blah. I got heavy into circle track UCAR bomber racing/demolition derby and lost my way :) But I'm better now.

corytate
corytate Dork
3/5/12 5:14 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I think you always need to meter the air on a gasoline engine, though BMW has some engines that use the valves to determine how much air gets into the combustion chamber

iirc the nissan vvel engines (at least the ones that aren't the sr20ve, which I know nothing about) have throttle open most of the way all the time off idle, and mixture intake is metered by the valves.
it would make sense that that was what double vanos systems with variable lift did

spkorb
spkorb New Reader
3/6/12 10:49 p.m.

Heh! This video is cool too..a little less successful, but much louder! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c6FIcEE2GI

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