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v6 turbo major

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:18 am
by Vulgunx
Looking at fitting a v6 turbo in a major what engine would be decent not alot of modificaton and can use the same clutch the tractor was already fitted

Re: v6 turbo major

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:56 am
by super6954
Hi
Would probably be easier to find rocking horse poo :lol: most motors other than what it had fitted from standard need bell housing adapters and clutches/ flywheel machining to get them to work. even fords 6D and 2700 series diesel 4 and 6 cyl need bell housing adapter plates to make a proper strong job of it, plus other frame mods. later ford engines need even more mods to get them in :!: . Hopefully you got a good lathe and mill/ welder, the skills to use this stuff, or deep pockets to pay somebody to make parts to do this kinda conversion right :wink: .
I put motors in tractors a few times, I did a V8 Perkins in a Belarus, luckily I had access to a full machine shop and the know how guy for what I couldn't do with the machines, made it pretty easy. I moved and now don't have that luxury. So can't do such ambitious projects now with $100 hr machine times, and 3 or4 days plus of it :cry: .
Regards Robert

Re: v6 turbo major

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:59 pm
by BearCreek Majors
The live PTO two stage clutch probably would not take the RPM’s or the HP, you would most likely be better off with the old single stage non live set up. I know there is a guy over here in the US that put a Oldsmobile diesel engine in one of his, I’m assuming it was a V8. It probably comes down to how much time and money you want to invest. Other than the 590E and the D series engines, I don’t believe there are any engines that will bolt to the bell housing without an adapter plate.

Pat

Re: v6 turbo major

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:54 pm
by BearCreek Majors
And while we are on the subject, I see Agriline is now selling a cast iron two stage clutch assembly with a diaphragm spring rather than coil springs. It’s got me wondering if the flywheel or the clutch is the weak point when they explode, and how many horse this diagram set up can take?
When I get around to building my 6 cylinder turbo I had planed on using a single stage non live, but I would much rather use a live drive if we can keep the flywheel/clutch together.

Pat