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- Apr 3, 2022
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- Crestview, FL
I run almost 100% WMO, so I just give it a shot of ether on the air filter. I had a 59 D6 cat (cable dozer, 11' wide blade) it was a addict for ether. I'd be curious to see your thingamajig.That is why I deleted mine. You probably won’t like this, but Cummins makes a plug that goes right in place of our glow plugs. ~$9 a piece, but have o rings included and 8 are cheaper than a set of plugs.
Keep in mind this will lower the compression ratio, from the stock 21.5, to about 20.7, same as an A model 6.9. I have been around one A model that was in rough shape and it started just fine. After a certain point, compression can make starting harder. Takes more effort to spin it over. Old Cat engines are IDI, have like 18:1 compression, and start really good.
I’ll post pics of the plugs in a minute. I’m planning to add a grid heater or metered ether injection system.
Edit: I didn't realize that the 6.9 was in model A's, Henry sure was ahead of his time. I'd take a diesel model A.