871 Diesel Detroit 317hp
I am considering looking at an RV in person (a 1964 MCIa5). It has a diesel Detroit engine. Does anyone here know anything I should ask or be concerned about with this type of engine?
In the ad they say:
"Runs and drives like a top! In frame rebuilt 871 Diesel Detroit 317hp, Tie Rods, Clutch, Compressor air conditioner."
Is this the kind of engine that needs to be rebuilt often? Would I just be better off replacing it with a new engine?
I am thinking of test driving it to be looked at by a service station but I'm not even sure who where to bring it- does a regular car shop work on these?
Thanks in advance