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Buda 6 cyl diesel genset


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Old 01-27-2012, 12:27:12 AM
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Default Buda 6 cyl diesel genset

We're pulling 2 of these from a yacht that's getting refurbed. I thought I might put one in my '71 IH 5 ton 18' flatbed dump (it already has a 5 speed Clark with a Brownie over/under box and 3 speed Eaton axle)
I was told that I'd have to change the cam and some externals to make it work. The truck currently has a thirsty 345 (2.5 mpg) with only 17,000 miles on it (farm truck) and I plan to do the swap meet circuit with it. I have an LPG powered on board air compressor (I replaced the 11hp Wisconsin I sold on here with an 18 HP Briggs commercial) and it won't move around a lot. I've considered just making the 345 LPG, but I don't know how well it would handle it.
I figure it'll be enough to move cargo containers and the tractor as well as building materials. It would cost at least $10k to buy a truck 1/2 as strong, but I'm getting long in the tooth and it's tougher to work on stuff nowadays.
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Default Re: Buda 6 cyl diesel genset

The people over at IHC.org can probably advise on the cost of converting to LPG, the usual mileage and other dos and donts in a conversion of your engine...
Your advisors are probably right about the cam; gensets are sometimes set up for a particular RPM range much narrower than a truck engine; on the other hand you're not short of gear shifts to keep RPMs fairly constant, but it might wear out your leg shifting...
Try John Paulsen in Olympia (johnpaulsen@comcast.net) or Jim Couzens (phonetic) at Buda engine in Shreveport (budaengine.com) for a power curve for your engine and/or if different cams are available, etc. Good luck.
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Default Re: Buda 6 cyl diesel genset

Thanks. I considered putting the BG241 I have from my '68 Travelall in, but I doubt the economy would rise much. It only gets 10 mpg now. The IH 304 I have (from a rusted out 66 Travelall) will be going in the '68 anyways. I've been trying to find a O/D from a Rambler for the Borg Warner M8 auto so 55 mph won't be the top speed anymore. (I already have better brakes for it)
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