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Old 03-08-2018, 09:33:18 PM
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saw this on craigslist. thought someone would want it!

https://hartford.craigslist.org/hvo/...520684274.html
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That thing is way too cool to go to the scrapper. I hope someone here sees the ad and saves the old beast. And I don't even like V8's....
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6.25" bore x 6" stroke, x 8 cyl = 1472.62 cubic inches of diesel injection, driving a 170kw generator, means it's got at LEAST 250hp at the flywheel at governed speed. I'm betting this is a 1200rpm unit... if so, that's 1100 foot-pounds of torque...

Somebody save this bugger! (wish I was there... with a STRONG trailer... )
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That engine is neat, for sure, but the whole thing is COOL!!!
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how old is it, what does it weigh?
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That is just too cool and deserves a full spiff up. And I'm sure I can just saunter into the local store for parts.
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It is located in Bozrah, CT between Norwich and Colchester just off Rt 2. We would love it at the Zagray Farm Museum which is 8 miles up the road. It would go great with our big Fairbanks and Atlas Imperial. Problem is we only take donations. Ed B
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I can imagine this gem with a full Johnny C primo grade A resto.

Johnny, start a go fund me page!
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Never seen a Herc V8 outside a very few mentions in period publications. Yeah, that one deserved to be saved!
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Default Re: Vintage Hercules V8

That was made for the phone company- usually those are specified with the best of everything.

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?p=668972

another mention of the same model, just for reference.
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