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  1. ivanhoyt

    GM 1.6l Turbo Diesel (LH7)

    Not a Corvair but an inline 4 cyl Turbo Diesel. I would be interested to find out about anything aeronautical done with this particular Diesel engine. No need to re invent the wheel.
  2. ivanhoyt

    GM 1.6l Turbo Diesel (LH7)

    This particular diesel engine is called the "whisper diesel". Supposedly the fuel injection happens in multiple pulses thus minimizing the sharp vibrations typical of diesels.
  3. ivanhoyt

    GM 1.6l Turbo Diesel (LH7)

    Not sure yet but it would be great if I could.
  4. ivanhoyt

    GM 1.6l Turbo Diesel (LH7)

    I was envisioning this engine in a pusher configuration. with an aluminum plate bolted to the block / flywheel housing. a BMW or like driveshaft damper between the crankshaft flange and the bearing assembly / prop flange capable of handling all the loads mentioned above. This assembly would be...
  5. ivanhoyt

    GM 1.6l Turbo Diesel (LH7)

    I want to be able to use a production automotive engine with 100+ hp at 2700 rpm. I'm a proponent of keeping things as stock as possible. In my research I run across the LH7 GM turbo diesel and after looking at the hp/torque/rpm (dyno) chart, I wondered if this could be used to driving a prop...
  6. ivanhoyt

    GM LE2 engine conversion

    Thank you for the help. Good info on prop suggestions. The more I think about driving the prop in line with the crankshaft, the more I realize that it would create a ground clearance problem. I'll attempt to start my first thread ever.
  7. ivanhoyt

    GM LE2 engine conversion

    Great Forum! I've learned a great deal from reading through this thread. I too want to be able to use a production automotive engine with these capabilities. I'm a proponent of keeping things as stock as possible and had run across the LH7 turbo diesel and after looking at the hp/torque/rpm...
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