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Old 09-10-2015, 02:45 AM
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Default Re: Anyone thought about a diesel bike?

I suggest you look into Diesel engines converted from nitro glow engines in rc airplanes. I used to have a Norvel .061ci/1cc BigMig engine I converted to diesel by changing the head to one with only a compression ratio adjustment. The ignition happened by the rapid compression of the diesel fuel. The fuel itself was very expensive however, having a special mix for small 2-strokes with lots of ether, designed for ignition by compression. The same carburetor and exhaust were used and the engine proved far torquier. IIRC on nitro it liked a 5.5x3 prop, with the diesel conversion I was able to swing a 7" diameter prop.

The conversion head and fuel were manufactured by Davis Diesel.
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