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White Giesel Engine Info
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:17:20 AM »
In the late 60's White offered a v-8 gas engine called the Giesel. It was a conversion that was based on the Cummins 185hp v-8 from what I have gathered. I'm needing info and reference pictures for a 1/25th project. From what I can find the Giesel should have been the same physical size as the 555 Cummins, but I would like to know how it compared to the 903 as I may use the 903 as my starting point. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Brian.

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White Giesel Engine Info
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Re: White Giesel Engine Info
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 04:10:56 PM »
Sure wish I could help you out Brian,  but I'm stomped on this one :  I had never heard of the Geisel before.....The only thing i remember about both the 903 and the triple nickel is that they sounded absolutely awesome, (and this with mufflers ) but unfortunately, the power and reliability was a whole other story....
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Re: White Giesel Engine Info
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 10:11:10 AM »
the 555 and the 903 cummins engine are very different in overall dimensions     the 555 is just a little bit bigger than the 3208 cat found in the ford truck kits     some items such as the exhaust manifolds follow the same pattern as the 903  but smaller  I am not aware of any 555 cummins engine in any kit or even aftermarket resin but maybe somebody else has   the  sound is unique to those engines as they run at a higher rpm than the other diesels    (2800 vs 2100)   both were commonly used in farm tractors
maybe look into the farm toy parts supliers    good luck  happy hunting

frank

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Re: White Giesel Engine Info
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 04:12:52 AM »
the old 185 HP V8 Cummins was also known as the 504 (a smaller looking  version of the  555 and 903) although similar looking they had no interchangeable parts.

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Re: White Giesel Engine Info
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 08:51:33 AM »
the old 185 HP V8 Cummins was also known as the 504 (a smaller looking  version of the  555 and 903) although similar looking they had no interchangeable parts.

Thanks for all the help and comments
So was the 185 physically smaller than the 555, because I had understood that they were the same. Information has been very sketchy at best though.
I'm pretty sure that the 185 was the basis for the Giesel.
Thanks again for the info.

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Re: White Giesel Engine Info
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 02:55:44 AM »
I think you'll find that it was the first of the V8s and the 555 and 903 were built along very similar, but larger scale in each case. The 504,555 and 903 names come from the cubic capacity of each engine in the V8 family. I believe there was a bigger version as well ... for off highway stuff.

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