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Old 07-23-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Thanks to Flow 56 for the tip... A friend of his in Germany is building a blown hemi powered tank for the salt. His "rennabteilung" is small, but dedicated. Their aspirations? Speed week in ...

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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Ach du lieber himmel!

That's the best wurst that's ever come down the pike! It does look a little overstuffed. Your tank is sleek, and I'm at least as impressed with your ability to have stuffed everything in the casing.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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Tell me that tank body was dropped into his backyard by a passing P-38 in 1945...
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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Cool project. Anybody know what the front brakes are? I've never seen dual wheel cylinders...

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
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Chrysler center planes?
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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http://patents1.ic.gc.ca/patimage.pd...View+the+Image

Supposedly fit early Ford easily, supposedly used on competition Corvettes at one time, absolute best drum brakes ever or nasty finicky deadly pieces of junk, depending on your source.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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When you said Germans and tank, my mind went somewhere else.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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I talked with him a while back (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...nvasion-plan/). He said he bought the tanks in the U.S. and had them shipped to Germany. I know, I was also expecting him to say they were dropped over old Deutschland.
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #9
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When you said Germans and tank, my mind went somewhere else.
I was expecting a Tiger in the over 20 ton class!
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:05 PM   #10
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Hey thatīs Thomas Littichs Belly tank racer ! That guy is totally awesome !
I wish him all the best ! I think heīs one of the first germans ever with a belly tank on the salt !...I like his "Rennabteilung"T-shirts ,too !
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:03 PM   #11
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I was expecting a Tiger in the over 20 ton class!

My thoughts exactly.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #12
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the "master race".....tank !
I like belly tank`s in any language. looking cool mine racer!
I like the tiki Sargent Schultz . good luck on the salt !
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #13
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man what a cool car and what a cool website. so nicely designed. but man what a cool car.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:53 AM   #14
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Uummmmm.... am I missing something here? Where is the roll cage?

That website is top shelf.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:15 AM   #15
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A blown Hemi powered Tiger would be cool too.

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Old 07-24-2007, 01:02 PM   #16
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ok once again
i wasnīt able to post it
but you probably expected that i am not into computerstuff

thanks everybody for the interest in our project and all the nice comments

to make it short
you can see the build up in www.konfederateklassiks.de or on the "official tank-site" www.rennabteilung.de (i.e.Race Dept.) or see us on the salt next year

the brakes are 1955 Chysler, the axles 1948 Merc, Steering 1955 Ford, Master Cyl, 1955 Chevy, Frame built from scratch, Blower is a 6-71 Diesel, No Aftermarket, Vertex Magneto, 6 Holleys, etc.
Cage and other safety equipment will follow.As The Quick Change Rearend will.

Everything is pretty well 1950īs style and period correct
I will try to brake the Record in Lakster D Class which was 211 mph......... in 1955

I found the P-47 Tank NOS in Nebraska and have a 2nd one 4sale in Los Angeles. I did not find it in my backyard, :

Some of you guys have funny ideas if it comes to Germans and Tanks, but believe me, I am not interested in that sort of tanks.

(Did i mention that i stuffed a 1700 cid Rolls Royce Tank engine
in a 1955 Chevy Truck Chassis? Well thatīs another story)

Thanks for your interest

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Old 07-24-2007, 01:17 PM   #17
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"Did i mention that i stuffed a 1700 cid Rolls Royce Tank engine
in a 1955 Chevy Truck Chassis? Well thatīs another story"

Tom,.. Where are the pics?????? I have to see this.....


Oh, and next year at bonneville let's find a downhill road and have an old fashioned soap box derby race with our tanks. We'll find out who's more aerodynamic. haha.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:47 PM   #18
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Hmmm,

Sitting way far forward in an aluminum cigar at 200 mph with a blown Hemi tickling the hairs on the back of your neck. Very cool.

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Old 07-24-2007, 02:20 PM   #19
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Hmmm,

Sitting way far forward in an aluminum cigar at 200 mph with a blown Hemi tickling the hairs on the back of your neck. Very cool.

Kurt O. (whose family originally came from Bavaria)
Tom īs crazy as hell and a original native Bavarian like I am.
But I bet if you checked Google for " Bavarian Hillbilly Gearhead" Tomīs photo would pop up.hahahaha His stuff is well built and usually reliable as he proofed when he raced his 54 Chrysler through Mexico( Panamericana)

I canīt wait to see him race on the salt next year , Iīll bring a barrel of beer.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:05 PM   #20
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(Did i mention that i stuffed a 1700 cid Rolls Royce Tank engine
in a 1955 Chevy Truck Chassis? Well thatīs another story)

Tease. Show some pics!



While you're here... what's a guy like me have to do to get one of the shirts from your site? I don't know the protocol on paying Euros... I'm a dollar kinda guy, myself.



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