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Old 04-17-2004, 10:34 AM
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Does anyone know anything about these gadgets that you screw into the exisiting cylinder head in place of the glow plug to convert to diesel? Do they work? Where can a person get one of these?
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Does anyone know anything about these gadgets that you screw into the exisiting cylinder head in place of the glow plug to convert to diesel? Do they work? Where can a person get one of these?
There are not some parts to screw into exiting cylinderhead and run as diesel. 4 stroke engine only.. I has Magnum 52 4 stroke with combustion camber w/ contrapiston screwed in plughole. For 2 stroke engine go to webside: http://www.davisdieseldevelopment.com/

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I think I have heard mention of such a device. I've run a regular glowplug K&B 4011 on Davis 1/2A diesel fuel and it ran fine. I had to leave the glow plug battery on for about 30 seconds until it warmed up so it would run steady.

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There is indeed such a gadget, of all things called the Gadget, it is mfg. and sold by a man in LongIsland by the name of Lou Furco. RedMax has the fuel for it.
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Does Lou have a website?
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Kent, he only has a phone, 631-884-3266
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Anybody used one of these Gadgets?
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Yes, and they are a glow plug drilled out and fitted with a copper plug. The idea behind them is to let someone explore running their engine on diesel to see if they like the whole diesel concept without spending a lot of money. While they run, they do not run at optimum setting as they are non-adjustable and every engine is different. As an experiment, they are fun, but for practical use (like flying an airplane) they are not worth a crap.

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