THE NEW DIESEL ENGINES developed recently by International Harvester are adaptations of existing carbureted truck engines. The manufacturing economies possible by employing existing machine tools were the governing consideration in their design.
This paper discusses solutions found to the many problems presented by this approach to engine design: crankshaft, crankcase, connecting rods, pistons, lubricating system, and the like. Extensive interchangeability of parts was a result of the design concept.
The engines have been successfully adapted to farm tractors, crawler tractors, stationary motors, and various automotive applications.*