There’s a 12-foot-tall engine sitting in the backyard, and it has been patiently waiting there for nearly 30 years. It won’t run, right ? Amazingly enough, this engine roars to life like it hadn’t missed a single of work for the 30 years it sat out in the open with no cover.
This antique diesel engine shows just how tough and durable it really is. It takes no time at all for these guys to get it running and she is quickly purring like a kitten.
According to The Truth About Cars, the engine is an Enterprise DSG-36, manufactured by Enterprise Engine and Foundry, out of San Francisco. The DSG-36 is a 6-cylinder four-cycle diesel with a 15-inch stroke and a 12-inch bore. The displacement is somewhere around 10,000 cubic inches. This beast puts out a bit over 600 horsepower when she spins at 600 rpm and if you add a turbocharger, you can get 900 horsepower easily.
During World War II, the U.S. Government had a lock on these babies and they were in very high demand by the military. The durability promised offered by the Enterprise Engine and Foundry Company proved to be true, since this beast started right up after 30 years of being dormant.
See the venerable machine in action in the video below, and share-if you’re a fan of durable, long-lasting machinery.