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Flint 12-10-2019 11:54 AM

At first I counted the headers on the Green Monster --48!!-- but I guess it's "just" 24 cylinders.

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2019 11:59 AM

Yes, four engines.
I read long long ago those zoomie headers pointing up produce a downforce of a couple hundred pounds for just one engine.

Gravdigr 12-10-2019 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1042863)
My 8N could take any of 'em.

To the concession stand, maybe.

Flint 12-11-2019 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1042869)
Yes, four engines.
I read long long ago those zoomie headers pointing up produce a downforce of a couple hundred pounds for just one engine.

Thought the Allisons were V-12.

I did not know that about the upward-facing headers.
Cool engineering trick to keep your wheels stuck to the ground.

Diaphone Jim 12-11-2019 06:28 PM

They are 12's, hence 48 pipes.
The front ends just sort of wander around.
Do US pulls use a sled with a driver?

Gravdigr 12-11-2019 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1042925)
Do US pulls use a sled with a driver?

Yesirree.

xoxoxoBruce 12-12-2019 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Flint (Post 1042923)
Thought the Allisons were V-12.

You're right, I was looking at the wrong one. :o

Flint 12-12-2019 01:11 PM

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Thought the Allisons were V-12.

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1042939)
You're right, I was looking at the wrong one. :o

Thought I remembered seeing this at the Don Garlits Museum in Florida...

xoxoxoBruce 12-12-2019 10:23 PM

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In 1959-60, the Chet Herbert sponsored twin SBC motor FED of Lefty Mudersbach had Herbert's version of those upswept pipes, similar to the so called "zoomies" on the later model Hemi powered FEDs.
In the early days before slipper clutches and wrinkle wall slicks the tire would produce so much smoke you often couldn't see the driver, and he couldn't see the track. The initial purpose was to blow smoke away from the driver and as a bonus if any fluid came out of the header(a bad thing) it wouldn't go down on the track in front of the tire like the weed burners.

For some reason I think it was Garlits who discovered the downforce effect but not sure.

xoxoxoBruce 12-12-2019 10:42 PM

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The Hell Cub is owned by Diversatech Incorporated - American Manufacturing in
Pennington, NJ, just above Trenton. I want to get hold of them after the holidays to see if they can do some lazer engraving for me, so Maybe I can see this beast. I'd like to see the driveline.

glatt 12-13-2019 08:25 AM

My grandfather had one of those, and I drove it a lot one summer 30 years ago. His only modification was to have a hose in the radiator cap leading to a plastic jug so he could catch the water that boiled out of the radiator and pour it back in while out in the field.

In hindsight, I wonder why he didn't just use some compressed air to blow the fins of the radiator clean of all the dried grass clippings packed in there.

I learned how to use a grease gun to grease the sickle mower attachment before each use. That was the only maintenance.

It was sold a couple years later for $800, which seemed a little low to me for a tractor that worked.

xoxoxoBruce 12-14-2019 01:45 AM

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Bulletin: It's winter, DUH :facepalm:
This is Oregon but ice happens way down in Texas too.

glatt 12-14-2019 05:50 AM

That looks like hell, but I wonder how many of the carried vehicles are actually completely undamaged?

xoxoxoBruce 12-14-2019 01:39 PM

Undamaged until the whole rig drops off the cliff. :eek:

xoxoxoBruce 12-16-2019 12:01 AM

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One of the first Gradalls, unique idea and all hydraulic.

xoxoxoBruce 12-17-2019 10:57 PM

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Shuttle cockpit...

Griff 12-18-2019 06:08 AM

Looking at that, I'm suddenly pro-AI.

Gravdigr 12-18-2019 03:13 PM

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Throw it where? I'll hit another switch!!

xoxoxoBruce 12-26-2019 11:26 PM

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He wears a helmet to protect his brain but I suspect that's a lost cause. :lol:
So far his best speed is 45.55 mph but he wants 60 mph.

xoxoxoBruce 12-31-2019 12:49 AM

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Give her a tune up and there's a little vibration in the driveline so you can adjust that too.

Griff 12-31-2019 07:27 AM

Cool rig.

xoxoxoBruce 01-07-2020 12:11 AM

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Wright Brothers need an engine. Nobody made one suitable so they built one...

xoxoxoBruce 01-09-2020 12:07 AM

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Snow and Ice are not good for motorcycles so a snow machine to fill the gap.

xoxoxoBruce 01-09-2020 11:53 PM

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The way the axles/wheels are positioned it looks like the heavy center section swings out. So why doesn't it tip over?
The legs on the end of the center section have no wheels and would have to fold up out of the way to swing it.
Color me sceptical.

glatt 01-10-2020 06:33 AM

I have a USB thumb drive that looks a lot like that

glatt 01-10-2020 06:40 AM

https://romotow.com/

Seems like itís just a fantasy at this point

Clodfobble 01-10-2020 07:26 AM

We've done a couple RV road trips, many RV parks are just glorified parking lots and wouldn't have enough space between vehicles to swing out like that.

xoxoxoBruce 01-16-2020 10:34 PM

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Hudson takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

xoxoxoBruce 01-23-2020 12:45 AM

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Tractors...

xoxoxoBruce 02-03-2020 11:00 PM

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...and sometimes Monday eats you.

BigV 02-03-2020 11:47 PM

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.

We're gonna need a bigger shovel.

xoxoxoBruce 02-04-2020 12:01 AM

Just gotta get to the cab, 50mph ought to do it.;)

xoxoxoBruce 02-06-2020 12:54 AM

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I guess he had the motor locked when he hit the shallows...

xoxoxoBruce 02-07-2020 11:26 AM

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Ridiculous or sublime is a tossup...

Diaphone Jim 02-08-2020 11:44 AM

There are several videos of this guy's amazing work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZtTupRKSKY

Gravdigr 02-09-2020 12:06 AM

They look like renderings.

Still kinda cool, though.

xoxoxoBruce 02-09-2020 09:42 AM

CGI for sure but clever design.

xoxoxoBruce 02-09-2020 09:52 AM

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Towing Machines...

BigV 02-10-2020 10:22 AM

I see Big Bertha is chained up. Because, Rochester, of course.

xoxoxoBruce 02-10-2020 12:32 PM

The Locomobile towing rig has chains on all 4 corners.

xoxoxoBruce 02-13-2020 01:55 AM

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Scissors are a machine and these cost more than some cars I've owned...

Griff 02-16-2020 07:12 AM

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Cleaning out my Uncles garage...

glatt 02-16-2020 07:24 AM

That has seen some serious use in its day.

Griff 02-16-2020 07:36 AM

Definitely. The chain has mud on it.

It does pull freely, but may just be a decoration when cleaned up.

Gravdigr 02-16-2020 08:21 AM

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I've seen ppl use a half log stood against the wall of their shop to hold their saws.

Stab the running saw diagonally into the log, and park it there.

ETA: Couldn't find a pic.

So I made one. I used a really old camera, so, apologies for quality:

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xoxoxoBruce 02-16-2020 10:41 AM

The last house I lived in my housemate had an old 28" pioneer. Heavy as a bitch but rarely kicked. Then he loaned it to his brother for a weekend.
"whatta ya mean I was sposta put oil in the gas?" :(

Diaphone Jim 02-16-2020 11:30 AM

I couldn't believe it so I looked it up:

https://store.chainsawr.com/products...l-and-line-kit

BigV 02-16-2020 12:52 PM

Not your make or model, but similar vintage and condition.

Amazing work.


BigV 02-16-2020 01:00 PM

The two thumbs up at 8:30 made me smile in relief.

Griff 02-16-2020 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1046697)
I've seen ppl use a half log stood against the wall of their shop to hold their saws.

Stab the running saw diagonally into the log, and park it there.

ETA: Couldn't find a pic.

So I made one. I used a really old camera, so, apologies for quality:

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Quality camera work!

Currently organizing sockets etc... Rock Island Vise in the mix, I was gonna buy one, nice.

Griff 02-16-2020 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1046710)
The last house I lived in my housemate had an old 28" pioneer. Heavy as a bitch but rarely kicked. Then he loaned it to his brother for a weekend.
"whatta ya mean I was sposta put oil in the gas?" :(

Damnit. Yeah this thing weighs a ton.

xoxoxoBruce 02-20-2020 02:21 PM

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Ha, ve laf at your girly Amerikan Jeeps...

BigV 02-20-2020 06:18 PM

:eek:

xoxoxoBruce 02-23-2020 12:49 AM

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Pushing the envelope back then...

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And doing it without computers.

xoxoxoBruce 03-04-2020 01:20 AM

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Next year NASCAR will mandate switching from 5 lug to one lug wheels...

Griff 03-04-2020 06:29 AM

Next thing you know they'll take an interesting turn...

BigV 03-04-2020 09:56 AM

NASCAR, not regular cars.

Interesting turn, lol

Diaphone Jim 03-04-2020 11:13 AM

Come full circle, so to speak.
Left and right threads?
Here is an easy to read piece:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...the-knockoffs/

BigV 03-04-2020 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1047816)
Come full circle, so to speak.
Left and right threads?
Here is an easy to read piece:

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...the-knockoffs/

That was delicious!

Thank you!

xoxoxoBruce 03-10-2020 02:02 AM

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Pretty...


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