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Irvine 53 DDD Conversion

Old 10-18-2015, 08:33 AM
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After several years of searching for a UK made Irvine 53, the stars finally alligned I got the engine and the last head from Davis Diesel.
I converted the engine and ran it earlier today:

Zinger 15 - 6 wood prop.

7000 RPM wide open.

2000 RPM idle.

Extremely powerful engine!
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:36 AM
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It's the best .50 sized Diesel conversion, pictured it's turning a Graupner 12x7 at 10,120, yep it needs a larger prop. The closest was a Webra .50 Dykes ringed conversion at 9,950 with the same prop.
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