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Art & Inspiration Aero-Engined Vintage Racers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SteveLines, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. Rolfzoller
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    Curtiss Krit Strip down and Engine Update
     
  2. foolthrottle
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    looks tickety-boo ?
     
  3. 64 DODGE 440
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    Love watching this car come together.
     
  4. Chaps - I'm looking at fitting a modest powered vintage aero engine into a vintage frame. OX5, 80hp @1400 rpm giving circa 300 ft-lb, 330NM torque at the flywheel. Same engine as many in this thread. Does anyone have a steer on what sort of the driveline is commonly used flywheel/clutch/gearbox. It's likely I'll only need the clutch for first gear/starting/reverse. Gearbox output feeds into a differential rather than chain drive. Any suggestions welcome?
     
  5. The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB Chris, looks like you have a fine stable of cars, nice to see a Bug in something other than blue. Bob
     
  6. Thanks for the reply, full disclosure - Bug's not real, as in, not original. It's a few original parts, dimensionally accuarate BUT a pal of mine helped me make it from scratch. Call me a philistine or perhaps a cheapscate. That's the one I wanted to fit the aero engine in to, will have to stretch the chassis a bit. We sometimes just do things just because we can. The Christmas elf on my knee in the photo is my youngest son, I indoctronated him at an early age!
     
  7. The37Kid
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    Chris, I'd like to see some closeup photos of the Bug, sure looks close to right in that photo. Bob
     
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  9. Hope this helps. I aged the paint a bit to make it look right.
     

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  10. Rolfzoller
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    FAEBCA7B-96F4-461D-92EA-3F9EFE6958FB.jpeg BA4A05CA-AC92-4182-B636-25BF1C934D91.jpeg
    First time on the road
     
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  11. motoklas
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    Hello, Rolf!
    Does it seem that you made the best from this Coronavirus times?

    You finished your magnificent creation of low-flying automobile! It is beautiful and for the sure, it is a mechanical masterpiece. Did I see registration plates on it? Is it road-legal as original oldtimer in Swiss? Could it be accepted by VSCC in GB?

    Would it ever be ready for joy-rides for old and crazy enthusiasts, from Bern? (the Spring of 2021?)

    All the best for you and your family in so difficult and dangerous times...

    Zoran & Olga
     
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  12. Rolfzoller
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    Lean back and enjoy !
     
  13. foolthrottle
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    Wow, clutch and brakes outside the cockpit, no seat belt, reach over and pump your fuel pressure up
     
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  14. Rolfzoller
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    I just fixed the Brooklands aero screens combinated with the rear mirror
     
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  15. motoklas
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    Hello, Rolf!
    A long but wonderful adventure with your project - with a magnificent result!
    Enjoy in driving it, if possible at the first nice Spring days...

    Regards, Zoran
     
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  16. 56sedandelivery
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    There used to be a turbine powered 32 Ford from the Tacoma, Washington area; I believe the turbine came from a helicopter. I saw it at a nostalgia event at Bremerton Raceway one year, mentioned it here, and someone posted a photo of it. Maybe they could again if they're still around? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  18. Ned Ludd
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    This one?
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    https://www.oldcarsweekly.com/news/boeing-turbine-engine-lands-in-hot-rod

    It would be surprising if there weren't other turbine-powered Deuces out there, as 250Cs get stuffed into lots of things, for example:
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  19. 56sedandelivery
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    ^^^If it is, it has undergone quite a transition over the years^^^. I want to say orange paint and aftermarket wheels. I imagine it's the same car, just been through different owners, and all have done something different to it. I mean, how many 32 ford roadsters, powered by a turbine engine, can there be in Washington State? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  20. Pete1
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    The Len Williams car, (ex Preston Tucker son's car) is still in the Lemay Marymount collection. Len was a good friend of mine and I rode in the car a several times. It only had 210 hp but maximum torque was at stall so it really got with it off the line.
     
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