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Posted by clare on December 22, 2010, 8:59 pm
 
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:00:00 -0800 (PST), Michael B


 Is it a 3 lunger or a 4 lunger? A 3-53 0r 3-71 are 3 lungers. A
series 50 is a 4 lunger.

Posted by Steve W. on December 22, 2010, 4:21 am
 
Ignoramus1592 wrote:

Looks like a 50 Series out of a loader.

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Posted by Ignoramus29073 on December 22, 2010, 4:39 pm
 I picked it up. I had no time to look at it, but it does seem to be a
3-53 Detroit Diesel. The auctioneer guy told me that it works, but the
rest of the machine was not worth salvaging, so they mothballed it. As
always it may or may not be true.

i

Posted by Steve Lusardi on December 22, 2010, 6:35 am
 Iggy,
It is a 3-53. The valve cover indicates it was manufactured in the early 1970's.
It is a bit odd, as very few were turbocharged.
It is also designed for a vehicle of some sort. They are excellent motors. The
standard engine is rated at 85 hp continuous at
2800 rpm. It should have a limiting speed governor set for 3100 rpm. I would
assume about 110 hp with the turbo.  Core value is
about $,000 + - .
Steve




Posted by Ignoramus1592 on December 22, 2010, 6:52 am
 
1970's. It is a bit odd, as very few were turbocharged.

standard engine is rated at 85 hp continuous at

assume about 110 hp with the turbo.  Core value is

Steve, I looked at some images of 3-53 and it looks spot-on. Any idea
what its weight may be?

Maybe it does not have a turbocharger, all I know is what I see on the
pic.

If you look at this picture

http://www.stewartengrg.com/assets/image/engine_available/3-53Engine.jpg

Then perhaps the appendage on the right is the same as on my engine,
and is not a turbocharger, afer all.

I always wanted to mess with a DD -53 or a -71 engine and post some
youtube videos. Never could come across one where there is no
risk. Finally got this one for $00 sight unseen.

I think that I will put it inside my now enclosed trailer, so that I
could work on it regardless of weather.

i



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