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    Default Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum. I remember a rancher friend having, as I remember, a 4 cylinder opposed diesel engine of about 80 HP in a piece of farm equipment. I think he said it was a "Buda", and I don't find such an engine by them online. I have long thought this would be pretty good for a project I am considering, probably in a Suzuki Samurai or Sidekick.

    If you have experience with such engines in any application, please let me know.

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    NWSamaritan.
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    Default Re: Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    Buda Mfg, Co started building diesel engines around 1926. They were aquired by Allis Chalmers in 1953. Some of the early designs used a system of two injectors per cylinder, with an injector on each side of the head. All of the Buda engines I've seen were conventional inline four and six cylinder units, and to my knowledge none were air cooled.

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    Default Re: Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry in Ky View Post
    Buda Mfg, Co started building diesel engines around 1926. They were aquired by Allis Chalmers in 1953. Some of the early designs used a system of two injectors per cylinder, with an injector on each side of the head. All of the Buda engines I've seen were conventional inline four and six cylinder units, and to my knowledge none were air cooled.
    The military used Buda engines on several types of generators. usually in to 30/40 k.w. sizes. All water cooled.
    Good engines and would run 24 hours daily cannot remember the brand of the generators.
    this was in years of 54 to 57 Army.
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    Default Re: Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    there is already a kit to swap in a VW diesel ( 1.5 , 1.6 , 1.9 ) into these.

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    Default Re: Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    Welcome to TractorByNet!

    I moved your thread to the Parts & Repairs forum.

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    Default Re: Air cooled diesel for automotive conversion

    Subaru apparently has a 4 cylinder "boxer" diesel, although I don't think in the USA. Water cooled though.

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