Enterprise DSG-36 Antique Diesel Engine First Fire up!
Could you imagine the engine in your truck or car or even a bike that you own firing after being in a man induced coma for 30 years, would it even crank over, or would the thing be so deteriorated that it would have welded itself with no option to turnover? Well to be honest we think that none of the current engines could be left standing motionless for 30 years and then expect them to turn over due to the fact that they are machined to a different level of precision from the ones that were made so long ago, plus the tolerances had to be a lot bigger back then because these engines were made to keep going non-stop for not just hours but days at the time under some pretty rough conditions.
The engine in question here is an Enterprise DSG-36 Turbo Diesel Engine which had the initial employment as a ship engine but later was connected to a generator in order to provide electricity after the need for so many vessels decreased with the end of the second World War.
This 10,000-cubic inch beast, tips the scale at 33,000 lbs and with the six cylinders in a inline configuration is capable of incredibly slow 600 RPM but the horsepower number is an amazing 1000 horses of peak power.
Play the video and hear this monster come to life, while trying not to look at the dog that is amazingly not impressed by any of this.