From the Foley Engines Newsroom
Spin on Filter Conversion Kits for Perkins
Our spin on conversion kits for the Perkins 4108/Westerbeke 40 secondary fuel filter are flying off our shelves. People like getting rid of the awful cartridge style secondary fuel filter and going to a spin on filter. It makes bleeding their fuel system that much easier and because the filter is readily available in almost any local auto parts store, people find that they change the filter much more often.
Word must be getting around. Just yesterday we shipped three of these spin on conversion kits to Perkins owners and boat yards, all within 30 miles of each other on the Maine coast from New Harbor to Rockport, Maine.Read More
Sailing Magazine Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Obscure diesel brand surprising in 50-footer
I read with interest Robert Perry’s take on the new Hinckley Bermuda 50 in the April issue, especially saying the diesel auxiliary is going to be a Nanni 4.6. Gee, with all the well-supported diesels out there running the gamut of the alphabet from Beta Marine to Yanmar, it’s surprising that Hinckley chose such an unknown engine – an engine most mechanics have never heard of and fewer still would know where to buy replacement parts.
Can you imagine how blue the air is going to get when the proud owner of a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 with a sail-away price of $1,975,000 learns on a Thursday evening while cruising off the Maine coast that he needs a new fresh water pump and that the only pump in North America is somewhere in Florida and that there isn’t UPS Next Day Saturday delivery service available to mid-coast Maine?
Jay W. Foley
When the Henry Ford Museum needed Ford VSG411 engine parts they turned to Foley.
The Henry Ford Museum has a Ford VSG411 engine in a sweeper. They recently needed some parts to repair it. So who did they call? Foley Engines of course.
Foley Engines Goes to IYRS
Foley Engines is invited to participate in the International Yacht Restoration School’s Career Day on Saturday, March 7th. We will have representatives there in Newport to meet current students and past graduates during their career day.
Southern Illinois University goes all the way
When Southern Illinois University went to install a new high horsepower generator, they turned to Foley to clean up the exhaust emissions and reduce the noise and smoke. We supplied a diesel exhaust scrubber to make the exhaust emissions safe and legal to breathe. To prevent a cloud of unburned diesel fuel from forming above the generator (which could then be drawn into a nearby buildings HVAC air intake system) and to remove the smell of diesel fuel from air, we also equipped it with a Walker AirSep system which recycled the unburned fuel back into the oil pan. A significant side benefit of the Walker Air Sep is because it installs in the air intake, it also reduces engine noise levels because a large portion of the noise from a diesel engine the air rushing through the air intake.
Purdue University specs Foley Scrubbers
Purdue University has just issued an RFP for a large 325hp (435kw) stand-by generator for their new Agricultural Research Center. Their bid request specifies that all bidders shall supply their generator equipped with a diesel exhaust scrubber from Foley Engines.
Dan Glavin is back!
Dan Glavin, a Summer 2014 Intern, returned to us over the past holidays. He was very helpful and appeared in two YouTube videos we created for our customers. These two YouTube videos are titled Deutz 1011 & 2011 Timing Belt Installation Tutorial and Rockford / Twin Disc Remanufacturing Process: a How to Video and are now appearing on our website. Dan is now a student at the University of Virginia where he is on the hockey team. See the article from University of Virginia Hockey here.
Isuzu Diesels to Melt NYC Snow This Year
Foley Engines and Isuzu are doing their best to keep the Big Apple streets open this winter.We recently supplied a pair of Isuzu 156hp diesel power units to power large snow melting machines in New York. Front end loaders fill each large container with snow and then the reliable Isuzu diesels go to work rotating the container over a gas flame until all the snow is melted.