[Vwdiesel] Glow plug Saga ---( Hagar remembers )

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Thu Dec 23 18:00:44 EST 2004

At 02:01 PM 23/12/04 -0500, you wrote:

>One of my neighbors has a tractor that you start on gasoline, and 
>then switch to kerosine.  I'm told it runs Otto cycle on gasoline,
>and when you switch it, it goes to a Diesel cycle.  I've seen it
>enough, but haven't looked real close. 

We had an old International TD6 crawler in the 1940's that started on gas,
then switched to diesel. I saw it with the head off once, and it seemed to
have a separate valve for the gas inlet from the carburetor. We would start
it on gas, and one of the guys who drove it would roll a cigaret, smoke it,
then switch to diesel and go to work. Sort of a human glow plug timer.


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