Monday, May 15, 2017

Dieselpunk roadster update

Readers may recall that in December we introduced you to to the latest creation from the fertile mind of  Tom McGriff of Mac Miller’s Garage  - the “Dieselpunk roadster” a race car inspired by the ‘art deco’ era locomotives powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine.

We are proud to share an update – McGriff has obtained a Toyota KZ-TE  4-cylinder 183 cubic inch single overhead camshaft turbo diesel engine with 2 valves per cylinder and electronically controlled fuel injection. From the factory, the intercooler equipped version of the KZ-TE engine produced 145 horsepower and over 250 ft/lbs of torque. 

Tom is currently consulting with turbo diesel experts in Indianapolis to adapt this powerplant for use in the “Dieselpunk roadster.”    

graphics provided by Mac Miller's Garage 

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