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Detroit Diesel 12V-71 Engine - By Ralph Ratcliffe

This extraordinary replica of a Detroit Diesel 12V-71 two stroke diesel engine is the handiwork of Ralph Ratcliffe. Note the details such as the silver hose clamps on the simulated black rubber boots from the air filter in the middle left of the photo going to the blower intake near the center of the photo. This engine was part of his contest winning model at the 2000 East Coast Meet in Towson, Maryland. For a look at the prize winning model, check out the Mack-Pack mining dump truck.

Posted May 7, 2000