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1-71 Detroit Diesel (GM)


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Old 07-31-2017, 12:35:43 PM
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Sulzer 6RD76 powering M/V Algosteel

I cant wait to see that 1-71 running
Thanks! Lake bulk carrier and on MarineTraffic.com, she's underway
at 12.6 knots in Lake Ontario for Montreal. Now off the New York Coast. You aboard now?
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Yes I'm sailing aboard her for the last month now. Looking like this will be her last season before heading for scrap. Shame because if there is one sure fire way to mess up a nice running diesel that's to let a computer anywhere near it and all the newer stuff is electronic controlled
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Too bad. She's no spring chicken but a lot of the lake boats hold up pretty well vs seagoing ships when they aren't "rode hard and put away wet." Still, over 50 years of service hauling very heavy cargos... gotta take a toll on the structure. But after all that time, she doesn't owe anyone anything.
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Too bad. She's no spring chicken but a lot of the lake boats hold up pretty well vs seagoing ships when they aren't "rode hard and put away wet." Still, over 50 years of service hauling very heavy cargos... gotta take a toll on the structure. But after all that time, she doesn't owe anyone anything.
Fresh water does make a big difference, but a lot of these ships end up hauling salt towards the end of their lifespans which pretty much seals their fate.
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Finished building and installing my new exhaust manifold. textured it with a needle gun. Its looks like cast iron to me. ALClick image for larger version

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I machined the water pump housing to accept a stainless steel insert for the carbon seal in the impeller to ride on. Installed a Delco-Remy MT40 starter for now till i can get the original. Getting near completion. It`s the little details that take time. ALClick image for larger version

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What was the original seal, packing?
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Packing was not used in the pump. Look at my post #139. The original impeller has a spring loaded seal which rides on the raised boss cast into the pump housing. Later engine water pumps use a stainless steel insert pressed into the pump housing. It makes a much better sealing surface. I am presently making my insert. ALOHA AL
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That manifold really looks good. The whole engine looks great.
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This is a fascinating story, and a great restoration. I'm just curious - do you have a Target Date or goal for First Start? I look forward to seeing that video!
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Probably a couple more months. I am waiting for my radiator recore to get done. I have not yet worked over the over center clutch. Got a couple engine rebuilds coming up and i need to get to them. They pay the bills. AL.
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Anyone need these? Pay for shipping and they are yours! They all fit nicely in a USPS large flat rate box. I'm sure they would go cheaper media rate, but that would be SLOW!
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PM sent. I could really use these for research!
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The books are spoken for! Thanks! (yep, they are interesting, but I've looked them over and they need a relevant home)
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I've got just the place to put those for safe keeping
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After a hard day in the bilge under a 12V92 i found time to top off my exhaust on the 1-71.Click image for larger version

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I have a couple of theses 1-71 engines, planning to make a good runner out of 2 this winter. Although I currently work for a Detroit Diesel distributor, 38 years, I don't have a 1-71 manual or seen one. Looking for a digitalized copy.
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K-Tron has copies of the parts and service manuals. He is also getting a registry together and am sure he wants to talk to you. Do you have any spare parts with those engines. Water pump, exhaust manifold, gauges, fuel control rack. etc. ALOHA AL
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Could you post pictures of your 1-71`s? What are the model and serial numbers? AL
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Mbetti, The 171 engine tag you posted in your album shows a model number of 1005 and a serial number of 1-104. It has detroit diesel engine on the bottom. Mine has Cleveland diesel engine division. I wonder if Detroit Diesel put together a few of these from the old parts inventory at a later date.Click image for larger version

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