75 HP. ATLAS IMPERIAL MARINE DIESEL

On March 4, 2006 Bob Helm started and ran his 3 cylinder 75 HP. Atlas Imperial diesel engine for its first semi-public showing.  He has been doing a mechanical restoration for the past two years.  I don't know too many of the details but I believe it weighs around 11,000 pounds.  It was manufactured as a marine engine and has a forward/reverse gear attached.  It is started by injecting compressed air at the appropriate time into each of the cylinders.  Below are 9 pictures in no particular order I took during this momentous event.  The first one shows Bob in his red shirt explaining one of the finer points of the engine.

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Updated: 03/05/06

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