Regardless of how old it is, or how many years had been used, some machines, some powerful motors, can never ever be replaced, because they are built and constructed so perfectly and great, they seem like they can last for a thousand of years. The following video that we have prepared in this article, with this antique diesel engine, is a perfect example of that. The name of this old diesel motor, Enterprise DSG 36, can be associated with the famous Star Trek spaceship, but it was actually built and constructed for a `little bit` more earthbound vessels.
The company that made it, located near San Francisco, has its origins in the 19th century, when they began building motors for marine purposes. They became known for their `heavy four-stroke cycle diesel motors that were operating in the medium range speeds`.
This powerful engine, Enterprise DSG 36, is a 6-cylinder four cycle diesel motor, with 1.7 displacement per cylinder, and with more than 10 000 cubic inch in total, it gives a total output of 600 [email protected] 600 rpm (with a turbocharger, 900 HP), and it has been three decades since it was last activated.
But in the World War II these engines very in a high demand, powering the navy ships, and some of them can still be found in the marine service. But this one is not one of those, but it is more likely that it was used as generator, or something similar.
However, as you will see it in the following video, even though it has been 30 years since it was last activated, the Enterprise DSG-36 has no problems to start breathing fire again. Just watch the clip and you will see that it is the best example that some machines can/should never be replaced! And if you want to see another, but still functional antique engine, click here.