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RESEARCH PAPERS

A Multifuel Engine Experience

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Walter F. Isley

Continental Aviation and Engineering Corporation, Detroit, Mich.

J. Eng. Power 84(2), 159-166 (Apr 01, 1962) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3673391 History: Received January 18, 1961; Online January 10, 2012

Abstract

Continental, through contract with the U. S. Army Ordnance Corps, has developed a multifuel diesel engine capable of burning combat gasoline. This engine is of a conventional design except for those features which contribute to its multifuel capabilities. These features include the Hypercycle combustion system, a special intake swirl port, a water-jacketed intake manifold, and a manifold flame heater for cold starting. Engines have been installed in Army M35, 2 1/2 -ton trucks and extensively tested on the intended fuels under Arctic, temperate, and desert conditions, during which the multifuel capabilities have been clearly demonstrated.

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