Norvel .074 Diesel Conversion Runs

I ran the Norvel .074 Diesel Conversion today. Running the previously mentioned fuel which is 28% castor oil, 35% ether, 35% kerosene, and 2% amyl nitrate, it turned a Graupner 8×4 Super Nylon at approximately 11,000 RPM. Idle was roughly 4500. The engine is getting better with runtime. It has only about one hours total at this time. It was 87°F today in Chicago around noon, so I called it quits for the day.
Also visible in the photo is my newly finished engine test stand, made from some 2″x2″x1/4″ aluminum angle. I will add an aluminum base with slots for bolts to adjust for engine widths in the near future.

Norvel .074 Diesel on test bench

One Response to “Norvel .074 Diesel Conversion Runs”

  1. Norvel diesel heads for the .074 Says:

    […] and earth shaking power. His website says it does 11k on a Graupner 8-4 with a 4500rpm low end: The worst part about Greg is that he and his family are 5 hours way in good weather on the other […]

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