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Turbonique Rocket Drag Axle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by snooper, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. snooper
    Joined: Dec 26, 2010
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    I bought a Turbonique Rocket Drag Axle yesterday new in the box from the 60's does anyone know of a value or what they might cost ???????????
     
  2. Dakota
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    Yea, and i found a sunken ship full of brand new 32 fords, and they were so deep that the rust never hit them too...
     
  3. henry29
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    Uh, there not worth anything, I'll take it off your hands though

    Can we see some pics?
     
  4. Bob K
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  5. Dynaflash_8
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  6. 66Coronet440
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    At least 20 bucks...
     
  7. Moneymaker
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    I must have had one in another life. :p
     

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  8. Frank
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    Just snake oil man. Just like those silly Arden heads. Just a fluke, a fad, a conversation piece and it will burn down your car. ;).

    Pics or it didn't happen
     
  9. mgtstumpy
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  10. put it in , fuel it, and put it to the floor, then back off the throttle then hit it again
    if your body is not at the coroners :eek:, let us know how the run went:mad:

    actually the value is whatever you paid for it:rolleyes:
     
  11. tommyd
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    true^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  12. j-stovebolt
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    Garage magazine did an article on Zach Reynolds. Zach had one in a 64 Galaxie I think it was. The car went across the auction block a few years ago, don't know what it went for.
     
  13. the shadow
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  14. tunram2quad
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    Thats wild,thanks for the video
     
  15. nefareous
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    The main issue with the Turbonique is that its almost impossible (thanks to Homeland Security) to get the proper fuel & oxidizer to fire the thing.
     
  16. 1320/150
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    I have one installed in a 65 chevelle with a 160mph speedo. Does anyone know what that is worth?
     
  17. tommyd
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    aaaaaaaaaaarrrrghhhhhh!!!!!!!!
     
  18. alsancle
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    He wasn't kidding.
     

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  19. BigNick1959
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    Cool video! I wonder why the go cart with a perpeler thing never caught on!!!!:eek:
     
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  20. oldtin
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  21. ebay item#370563651109
     
  22. firingorder1
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    Fantastic vid!!!! I remember seeing the Speed Sport at Fontana with what appeared to be three turboniques for power. I think it ran in the 180s.

    Slightly off topic. Was that Prudhomme driving Ivo's car?
     
  23. Arctic Cat put a Turbonique in the first Boss Cat Land Speed record sled in 1971. It ran 125 mph on the snow, but blew up on the return trip when the driver pedaled it to regain traction. Just blipping the throttle caused the Turbonique to load up with fuel and explode. Arctic Cat stayed with regular piston engines for the next 2 Boss Cat sleds.

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  24. snooper
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    I showed my axle !!!!!!!!!!!!! now show me the sunken ship full of brand new 32 Fords !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. snooper
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    U thought it was just a joke when I said I bought this Turbonique Rocket Drag Axle didn't UUUUUUUUUUUUUuu
     
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  26. pastlane
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    okay then,so what did it wind up being worth?





     
  27. henry29
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    I didn't see where you posted the axle anywhere,
    I did see an eBay link that someone else posted tough
     
  28. It was taken off before the auction endened saying no longer available. High bid was around 8400.00
     
  29. What ever happened to the Black Widow?
     
  30. snooper
    Joined: Dec 26, 2010
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    from washington

    Thanks for all the info on this Axle Snooper
     

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