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« on: May 07, 2013, 09:13:50 PM »

Hi All, ran across someone talking about an early 70s DD 8V71 "C", don't know a C, can anybody tell me what a C is and its horsepower or what ever makes it different, lvmci...
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 11:38:02 PM »

Geez, knowing how many versions of setups are capable with the 71 series and knowing the parts manuals alone stack about 3 ft high.  Lets see, trying to recall they had/have A, B,C & D setups, which end of block is flywheel, and what rotation used, I must be nuts but seem to recall they are listed as LA,LB, RC, RD or something like  that, just too many years ago for this fuzzy head, surly someone can say it right.  Just being a C engine I am guessing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 04:01:21 AM »

A B C D designates the location of the starter motor and oil cooler as viewed from the rear of the engine.  A "C" engine is a typical MCI setup with the starter on the upper left side (passenger side) and the oil cooler on the right (driver's) side.  It can be right or left hand rotation to get an LC or an RC.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 06:16:21 AM »

Thanks guys, the design engineers must of had a field day over at Detroit Diesel with this engine group, lvmci...
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 07:17:14 PM »

Yep; the old, (but NOT forgotten) DD could be configured up in many strange ways.  How about trannies at both ends..along with two clutches?  How about a marine tranny on one end and a big generator on the other?   Or...the oil platform special which I saw once.  A mighty DD standing on its end with a big alternator on top...or bottom.

Our old fire apparatus had DD's with two, (2) starters...seems one was not good enough.  Or pancake models, (80 degrees on left side) with a very flat top and bottom...thus its nickname.  Crown Supercoach schoolies used a lot of those; also marine.  Sportfisher yacht guests couldn't figure out where the mills were.  HB of CJ (old coot) Smiley
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