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xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 01:58 AM

Yes, the swirl cage is a shaped concrete cage with curved walls, having small steel sliding windows around the periphery. These windows, many many feet below the surface, hold back the whole damn lake. When they open the water enters at an angle with great force, driving the vertical water turbine and the generator above it. If those widows opened when you were in there, even without a turbine in place, you wouldn't stand a snowball's chance it hell.

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 02:45 PM

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I have no idea but suspect homemade...

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 10:54 PM

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I found it, not homemade, it's a 1901 Slinger. Was 5 hp, one gear, 35mph. Copper radiator around the cylinder.

Griff 09-15-2017 06:29 AM

That is pretty cool.

There are loads of interesting designs out there for toys and tools that simply lacked lightweight motors... Maybe I should just build an aircraft.

xoxoxoBruce 09-22-2017 11:51 PM

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Pratt & Whitney WW II engine and a cutaway.

Gravdigr 09-23-2017 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996099)
WW II engine

An engine of war?

xoxoxoBruce 09-25-2017 11:18 PM

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Back in the day they had to train mechanics to service a tremendous variety of cars, when many of the students had never driven a car.

xoxoxoBruce 10-01-2017 09:41 PM

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Even Sears had stuff for the Model T...

xoxoxoBruce 10-03-2017 01:03 PM

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Early snow machine, the handle bars are fixed, just to hang on to.

Gravdigr 10-03-2017 02:34 PM

Somebody done flipped dey treadmill.

xoxoxoBruce 10-08-2017 07:48 PM

Ruben Vinylos of Argentina built this incredible 1924 Model T Roadster Pickup in 1:5 scale.
He made all the parts from raw stock... and it runs.

Griff 10-09-2017 06:17 AM

It even sounds scale. That is cool.

xoxoxoBruce 10-09-2017 09:59 AM

Ha ha, a sliderule, period perfect.

xoxoxoBruce 10-24-2017 05:17 PM

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Cheap and easy way to increase compression, screw a plate to the piston. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 10-26-2017 09:58 PM

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Not surprising this didn't take off...

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