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Old May 06, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Gluehand View Post
Well, I've posted this before, but here is the spectacular 18 cc Lohmann bicycle motor...compression ignition..!
It runs on oil-mixed kerosene (no ether!).
Compression is adjustable from the handlebars.
Early 1950's.

That 18cc diesel moped is great. Now that did get me to thinking about if the big glow engines that are converted to diesel would actually run OK off of regular pump diesel fuel or not. Albeit with oil added of course. The larger engines have more size to them and engine displacement to generate heat better for combustion than the smaller engines have.
18cc is smaller than the typical 20cc or 1.20 engine or larger we have around.
I also wonder if they made the Lohmann engine any more robust than our glow engines too.

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