Originally Posted by ShawnDow
Back to EMP... some one talked about shielding / hardening of wires... I checked out one of my co workers mil-surplus trucks.. granted its diesel... all wiring is shielded with brass mesh then stainless braiding... grounded at the ends, and near terminals they have metal plates covering them. I told you Id look...
I have given this some thought and I'm a fairly mechanically competent man. So my idea is that OLD diesels ran with a carb and mechanical fuel pump, had a valve in fuel line and had to run outta fuel to shut off. Older non computer vehicles(<<<<<avatar) could theoretically run on it or a blend of gas and diesel to thin and give lower ignition temp. The hardest part would be startin em without a battery. Mines an old 4 speed just have to get it to a hill thats long enough and run it down it till it hits. Without a turbo on it the cylinder pressure shouldn't blow the heads off (80's chevy 350 diesels had a few). You would be ok till you ran outta fuel. Now you would also need a mechanical temp gauge and a mechanical oil pressure gauge. Don't want to over heat or run to low or high on pressure.
Just my thoughts on it.
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