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Old 03-17-2019, 02:47:52 PM
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Default Fire Truck Engine Needed

I'm looking at doing a repower on my fire truck. I would like to stay gas. The question of the hour is what engine would be best? The current engine is an I6 and is 529 cubic inch. Thanks to all, Mike
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Default Re: Engine needed

wow! 529 CID I6! got any specs on your current engine like how many HP and FT LB torque @ what rpm? this will all help you decide what will be best. another question also, why do you want to re-power? parts hard to find/ expensive? or is it under powered? I would love to see some pictures of you current engine, i bet its a brute of a engine.

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did a little digging around on the net, that wouldn't happen to be the Hercules rxc engine would it? if so, that may be a tall order to fill with a gas engine. HP not the issue, that engine makes an ungodly amount of torque @ a low rpm.

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went back and double checked, 396 ft lb torque @ 1000 rpm.
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What is the truck manufacturer? American La-France had a 527 CID V-12, with different HP ratings depending on application. from 170 to 215 HP. I don't know of a 16 cylinder fire truck. You can view my ALF Junior V-12 on Youtube
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Engine is a continental at 75 hp( calculated). Don't know the torque. The reason to repower is cost, about 10k to rebuild the continental. Model 15h. Mike
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Default Re: Engine needed

You might come after it from a different direction; what transmision does the truck have and what adapters are availible for it?
Myself I'd look into a 454 big block Chevy.
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i was going to suggest the big block chevy as well, horse power and torque is there but at a much higher rpm. you could go all the way up to 572 cid with the bbc.
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