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Some engines are special.

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Topic: Some engines are special.
Posted By: oldsubs
Subject: Some engines are special.
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 8:10pm
Cleveland Diesel (Which became General Motors) engine type 8-268, serial numbers 14776, 14784, 15152, 14783, 14782, 14778 are, as a group, very special. What separates this set of engines apart from all the other engines in US Submarine Force history?

I will check in every so often to see if anyone has arrived at the correct answer. I will post the answer next Monday, 14 January 2019. 



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Posted By: Sewer Pipe Snipe
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 5:48am
Logic. in my case substituting for knowledge, goes with the easy answer. They were gasoline engines? What else would be a very special engine made by a diesel company. I was toying with 2 cycle, but went with gas

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Posted By: oldsubs
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 7:14am
Not gas.  They were diesel engines.


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Posted By: gcconnor1
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 8:12am
Pancake engines?????

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Posted By: oldsubs
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 11:23am
Not pancake---



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Posted By: Mcgivern
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 12:44pm
The GM 8-268 is an 8-cylinder, in-line, 2-cycle, air started engine rated at 300 kw generator output at 1200 rpm. In general, the individual parts of the engine are similar to, but smaller than the corresponding parts in the GM 16-278A.


So google it, or is that cheating


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Posted By: Flapper
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 1:54pm
Skipjack class emergency diesels? Maybe exhaust pressure mods to accommodate that long long run of snorkel piping from AMR2 through the turtleback fairing to the sail?

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Posted By: oldsubs
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 5:16pm
Any research tools are not considered cheating. 


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Posted By: oldsubs
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 5:17pm
However, I try to pick things which are
1. Unclassified
2. Not easily found on the internet
3. Interesting

I can get 1 and 2 but 3 is in the eye of the reader.


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