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GMC 8-268A Submarine Auxillery Engine


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Old 07-12-2018, 12:52:42 PM
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Would anyone happen to know how much this GMC 8-268 Weighs?

What is something like this worth?

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:25:05 PM
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Default Re: GMC 8-268A Submarine Auxillery Engine

Around here about .05c a pound, your yard may pay more/less. Someone that collects old engines might pay a little more, or you might be able to donate it to a museum and get a better write off on your taxes. It is an old obsolete engine, have serious doubts any commercial enterprise would be interested in it, even if it is in running condition. Not trying to be harsh, it is just the harsh reality.
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My literature shows an 8-268A as weighing 14,050lbs with a 6-3/8" bore, 7" stroke and a rating of up to 400hp @ 1300rpm. They are seriously beautiful and sweet running engines. A friend has a 3-268A which runs a 100kw 1200rpm generator and it runs really nice. I wish I had the space & means to add one of those Cleveland diesels to my collection.

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Thank you!

---------- Post added at 03:20:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:15:53 PM ----------

Thank you, I appreciate your response. We have been calling and emailing museums. I'll keep trying until we are out of time.
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Default Re: GMC 8-268A Submarine Auxillery Engine

That sounds like something the fellow would want that runs that museum in Carthage NC. Ederville I think it is.100 years of progress show. I think his name is Ken? Runs a company that cleans up after train wrecks.
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interesting engine , this museum is only 3 hours away , they have several riggers as members too .

good luck hope it can be saved

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Old 07-24-2018, 07:54:43 AM
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Any idea how much copper is in the generator?
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That engine and generator should be saved, not scrapped. Once it is gone it will be gone forever. I am sure someone out there is looking for a period correct generator for their Cleveland diesel, or better yet both your engine and generator.

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Old 07-25-2018, 09:17:52 AM
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Do you have Pictures?
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Default Re: GMC 8-268A Submarine Auxillery Engine

My literature shows the 8-268A weight as stated by K-TRON at 14,050 # w/rev red gear set including base, 17,020 w/DC gen set including base, and engine only at 8400#--this was a 1955 listing.
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